Without meaning to hijack this thread but talking about incidents on (not so) super Saturday I heard today there was bit of a commotion at Sheldon KE academy. There was what was described as a stampede of dps pushing and shoving trying to get in (some were queuing up apparently since 7am)!
One child ended getting quite upset and his mother whisked him away - they'll be doing the late test from all accounts.
There was security at the door to.
Can anybody substantiate this? Did anyone see this fracas?
Indeed Bob I can,
The mornings long queue was for the latter part concertinaed in front of the main doors. This meant that the once orderly queue was now a waste of time and that the parents who'd turned up really early were parallel to the ones turning up just in time.
Once some of the parents noticed the doors being opened, a stampede insurged and 'to ****' with all concerned! Children were being squashed and must have found the whole affair quite intimidating. A few children were crying. Luckily we stayed back and watched the whole fiasco from afar.
My husband, who had been talking to a friend not far from the entrance was swept into the surge of people. He said that the security were taken aback and found it had to control the crowd. My husband took it upon himself and literally had to shout at everyone and tell them to move back as they were scaring all the children.
Honestly, it was like 'Black Friday'. The mentality of some of the people there was unbelieveable, What a sad but true reflection on society.
I wonder if this was a first time for Sheldon being used as a test centre as I thought the logistics of the security were a little naive.