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Monday, October 24, 2005

Not The Third Ronnie

ex LGF

A TEACHER faces a police quiz after allegedly telling pupils: “Behave or I’ll put a bomb on your bus.”

Palestinian-born Mazin Albarq was said to have made the sick joke to a class of 13 and 14-year-olds. Parents complained and headteacher Maureen Bates contacted police. Pupils in supply teacher Mr Albarq’s class may also be questioned over a possible charge of threatening criminal damage.

The parent of one 14-year-old said: “Children who use the school bus were terrified. It was surely meant as a joke but in the present climate there was nothing remotely funny.” Another parent said his 13-year-old daughter arrived home in tears after the school bus journey.


Mr Albarq, father of a primary age pupil, said at his home in Darlington, Co Durham: “How sad that a joke can cause such a fuss.”

Posted by Adolf Fiinkensein | 10/24/2005 02:22:00 PM