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Latest on roof top drama at Freemantle Church of England Academy
MORE details have emerged over the school rooftop drama after a pupil got on to the roof and refused to come down.
According to the school the youngster managed to get access to the roof via a roof light yesterday afternoon.
Staff initially attempted to coax the youngster down but were unsuccessful. The girl’s guardian was also called in but that also failed to bring the girl down from the roof.
In a statement centre director of the Freemantle Church of England Academy Kevin Barnett said it was at that point the emergency services were called in as a precaution.
He said: “A pupil gained access to the school roof via a roof light this afternoon. Following unsuccessful coaxing from the roof by staff and the pupil’s guardian, who had been called by the school, the head teacher called the police and fire service as a precaution to ensure the pupil’s safety.”
He added that eventually the youngster came down of her own accord after about 40 minutes.
Emergency services were called at around 2.15pm and when initial attempts failed a police negotiator was brought in to help.
Meanwhile, parents turning up at the school to pick up their children were told to collect them from a different entrance from the one they usually use.
City council education chief Cllr Sarah Bogle said last night that the she was unaware of the incident but said it was “concerning” and a full investigation would launched.
She said: “We need to get to the bottom of what happened and we will investigate this difficult situation the school had to deal with.”
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