A British boy aged four developed hypothermia following the events that led up to his school isolating him outside in a “shed” because of a mild fever which was suspected to be COVID.
Chloé Wilby, mother of the kindergartner Mason, told News & Star last week that Wigton Infant School condemned her son into an “outdoor shed” after observing that he had a runny nose and a minor cough.
She proceeded to state that the school informed her to pick her son as soon as possible, omitting the fact that he was being exposed to 40-degree F weather with no access to heating.
When Wilby entered, she noticed her four year old child with “hands red raw, eyes watering like mad, snotty nose down his face.”
“He couldn’t talk” and was “shivering like mad,” she said. “They even made him eat his lunch outside, no toys, no games, nothing.”
Wilby was advised to call an ambulance after Mason was taken to the doctor for hypothermia.
In a statement to News & Star, Geoff Norman, headteacher of the Progressive Pro-LGBT School, defended Wigton’s outdoor segregation policy:
“The priority for everyone in Wigton Infant School has always been the wellbeing of the children, which now more than ever includes reducing the chance of infection across the school and caring for children who are ill at school,” he said.
“This includes moving children who display Covid-19 symptoms to a separate space with a member of staff until they can be picked up by a parent or carer.”