Muslim teaching asst. ‘felt like jumping in front of bus’ after being racially abused at UK school

February 28th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb 28 (ANI): A Muslim teaching assistant in Britain has claimed that he ‘felt like jumping in front of a bus’ after being racially abused by his pupils, and was forced to file a police complaint after a student had threatened to rape his wife and children.

The Daily Mail quoted Khalid Akram as saying that he had even received a death threat from a teenage pupil at the school where he had worked in Burnley, Lancashire, but nothing was done despite complaining about the incidents to his bosses.

He said that he was left with post-traumatic stress disorder after the school failed to deal with the issue, and he is now set to go to the tribunal alleging unfair dismissal.

“I’ve been to hell and back over this. I’ve been degraded and treated worse than an animal but no one was there to help me. From Day One I was kicked punched, spat at and called things like P*** b****** and Bin Laden,” Akram said.

Akram would reportedly use CCTV images to prove the incidents of racial abuses against him in court, in which: a 13-year-old boy is held back by other staff after he headbutts a teacher who is trying to stop him from attacking Khalid. The teenager then lets fly a high kick and spits at the shocked teaching assistant. A fortnight later, Akram claims the pupil said he was going to ‘get you and your family’, the paper said.

He would also use the footage of a 13-year-old girl apparently screaming at him ‘F*** off, you P*** b******.’ She then punches Khalid in the face.

In another incident, in April 2009, a pupil had said he was ‘going to rape your P*** wife and kids’ and kicked him on the wrist. The head refused to call police, but Akram complained for his own safety.

Thirty-four-year-old Akram, who reportedly has kept a diary of the abuse he claims to have suffered at the Burnley school, had joined the school in January 2009, but was sacked in July for alleged dishonesty and falsifying his CV, the paper added. (ANI)

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