Court documents reveal that a Muslim schoolgirl, now suing her teachers over a playground prayer ban, was suspended last year for threatening to stab a fellow student. The Mail has more.
Court papers reveal the teenager made the threat soon after confiding in the fellow pupil that she was bringing the court case to “harm the school”. She was excluded for five days last April after her “scared” confidante told teachers what the girl had said to her.
The news comes as her headteacher, Katharine Birbalsingh, told the Mail on Sunday… that she feared for her own safety due to the backlash over the legal case, which the pupil and her mother are funding with legal aid.
The girl is suing Michaela Community School, claiming the ban breached her human rights.
The judgment in the High Court case, which could cost £1 million, is expected next month.
The controversy was revealed by the Mail on Sunday last year when we told how the school and its staff received bomb threats, death threats and racial abuse after anger was whipped up by extremists following the ban.