Police officers were called to St John’s C of E Primary School in Dorking, Surrey, after parents were seen arguing outside the gates on Wednesday morning. One concerned parent said the adults were ‘threatening to kill each other’ in front of theirs and other children.
The parent, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “Parents were shouting and screaming at each other, with bad language and threatening to stab and kill each other in a play ground, it’s disgusting. It’s a primary school, this should not be going on.” The parent said that this was not the first time something like this has happened, claiming that police have been called out several times in the last year due to parents fighting outside the school.
They added: “I don’t want to send my kid there in that environment, and I am not the only parent that has complained, but I can’t get him in any other school as they are all full. I don’t want him subjected to it. But if I take him out we will be done for absences. Sooner or later someone is going to get hurt. It’s beyond unbelievable what happens, police will soon have to start being there for morning drop-offs.
“Enough is enough, kids are picking up bad behaviour. It’s not the school’s fault, but it is their fault for not acting. It’s not them, it’s parents, but it’s going on in school premises in front of children.” The school has denied that this is a regular occurrence, with only one other incident in the past few months that has involved police. Police received reports of an altercation taking place at the school, just before 9am. A spokesman said: “Officers attended and the matter is being investigated. No arrests have been made at this stage.”