Father’s fury at school who called in social services because son, eight, said he wanted to ‘fight terrorists’ in Syria

A school called in social services after an eight-year-old boy told a teacher he wanted to ‘fight terrorists’ after watching a news report on the Syrian refugee crisis.

Teachers referred Rhys Atkinson to Wirral Council’s children’s safeguarding hub over fears he could be ‘radicalised’ and turn into a terrorist.

Rhys, a pupil at St Michael & All Angels in Upton, on the Wirral, Merseyside, had been watching a TV news report on the Syrian refugee crisis.

Father Mark Atkinson said: ‘I was called in for a meeting with the head and couldn’t believe what she was telling me.

‘I was so much in shock I could barely speak. How could the school believe my eight-year-old child could be a terrorist?’

  • Clink9

    Poor kid doesn’t know he’s supposed to lie down and take it.

  • Kaye1992

    Good thing they caught the little trouble-maker in time: he was probably getting ready to don his Templar armor and venture out to do some “Asian” head chopping in the streets.

    • Frances

      All he’d have to do is dress like the saint for whom his school is named.

  • BillyHW

    Never put a woman in charge of educating your children.

    • Xavier

      Never put a woman in charge of educating your children.

      • BillyHW

        Touche Xavier.

    • David Murrell

      Woman hater.

  • simus1

    Another bum in another seat for teacher’s fellow govt employed drones – social workers division.
    That is all that matters.

    • Clausewitz

      Once again tell me the fairy tale about the NEA not being a political organization.

  • roccolore

    But it’s okay for 8-year-olds to say “I want to be a terrorist in Syria.”

    • Clausewitz

      In that case it’s not “want to be”, at that age the Jihadi’s are more than happy to use little Mo as a suicide bomber.

  • canminuteman

    These people are retarded. Ignore them, or point and laugh.