Mother is forced to move her daughter to a new school after bullies subjected the 13-year-old to horrific racist abuse and even told her to kill herself
- Hannah Blake was sent horrific messages by a group of boys at her school
- She recorded the abuse she received as she walked through her village
- Mother was forced to move her out of her school after it failed to tackle issue
A mother was forced to move her daughter out of a school after it failed to tackle racist bullies who sent her sickening messages.
Victoria Blake removed her 13-year-old daughter Hannah from St George’s Academy in Ruskington, Lincolnshire after a boy sent her a message saying ‘my granddad would shoot you’.
The racist bullying ruined her start to life at the secondary school and, after the family reported the abuse to police, they moved her to another school in Grantham.
A video the youngster recorded shows her being shouted at in the street by young boys as she walks a gauntlet of hate earlier this month.
Brave Hannah Blake endured horrific racist abuse at the hands of bullies at her school
Mrs Blake said: ‘We moved to Ruskington two years ago, my husband worked in the RAF for 32 years. We thought it would be nice for Hannah to be able to walk to school.
‘Since moving here she’s been called slave and the n-word. It’s disgusting. It’s nearly 2020, we should be moving on from this.’
But after she received a number of messages from a group of boys at the school, her mother was forced to move her to another school 18 miles away.
One of the messages said: ‘I don’t like u cuz u r black. Lmao [laughing my a*** off] and my grandad would shoot u’.
Another told her to go away and hang herself.
Another called her ‘snitch’ and criticised her for reporting what the boy called ‘so called racism’.
Commenting after Hannah’s start at a new school, Mrs Blake said: ‘She was very upset on her first day at her new school, so I asked St George’s if there might be a possibility of bringing her back as long as the boys were kept away from her.
‘They said the school can’t keep the boys away from her and won’t be able to stop them saying what they want to her.’
Her mother Victoria (right) has hit out after she was forced to move school. Hannah (centre) is also pictured with her sister Leah Hammatt (left) and her father Leroy Blake
Her mother added: ‘I am absolutely seething. When me and her sister saw that video we were in tears.
‘When I took her to school this morning she didn’t want to get out of the car, although she did come home on Friday with a smile on her face.
‘She had wanted to go back to the other school, but I can’t let her while those boys are still there.’
Laranya Caslin, principal of St George’s Academy, declined to comment on the case, but said they are working with the local police.
She insisted: ‘It is beyond the remit of the school to deal with issues that happen outside of school hours, during the summer holidays or on social media.
‘We do have a robust anti-bullying policy in place and believe that we adhere to it. We also do have a ban on mobile phones in school and misuse of social media is one of the main reasons for that.’
Lincolnshire Police said they are investigating and have interviewed a youth.
The school is working with police but says it cannot deal with issues from social media