Saturday, September 29, 2007

James Porter, an update on my post of 1st August 2007.

Surprise today when I read ...

A headteacher was ordered to pay £20,000 in fines and legal costs today over the death of a three-year-old boy at his school. James Porter was convicted earlier this year of breaching health and safety rules after Kian Williams, three, died in August 2004. The Health and Safety Executive said Porter, who was prosecuted in his role as proprietor of the school, was fined £12,500 at Mold Crown Court. He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £7,500.

...Has the world gone mad? £12,500 fine and his own prosecution costs of £7,500 - this is not justice. They say "never work with children or animals" and now we know why. I am disgusted with the actions of this court - £20,000 in fines and costs when James Porter was not even there when Kian, the little angel - peace be upon him - died after jumping down four steps in an out of bounds area while pretending to be Batman at Hillgrove private school in Bangor, Gwynedd.

People just will not carry the can for their own mistakes and like in America always want to point the blame at someone else. Where's there's blame, there's a claim is the slogan of ambulance chasers everywhere. Will this case encourage Tracy Lyon to bring a case against the Police Community Support Officers who attended the scene where her son Jordon Lyon drowned? Maybe she will, time will tell whether this mother joins the queue of greedy parents who want to put the blame somewhere else.
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