VIDEO: Schoolgirl, 10, excluded from Leek school after wearing clown mask in playground
Ten-year-old Tonisha Lowe has been excluded from school – after scaring pupils by wearing a clown mask in the playground.
Churnet View Middle School took the action after Tonisha's mask 'intimidated' and 'threatened' fellow pupils.
Headteacher Steven Fryer has handed Tonisha a five-day suspension up to the half-term holiday which means the year six pupil will not return to school until Halloween.
Tonisha's parents - who have described their daughter as the 'class clown' - today hit out at the 'pathetic' decision.
It comes as police are investigating reports of 'sinister-looking' clowns... read more
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