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Katy Simpson has chosen to keep her son Damien and daughter Alisha, both six, at home – despite schools returning from the extended summer break last month.
A mum has been threatened with prison for refusing to send her children back to school amid coronavirus fears.
She is 29 years old.
Katy Simpson Refusing To Send Kids To School
Katy Simpson, 29, has chosen to keep her son Damien and daughter Alisha, both six, at home – despite schools returning from the extended summer break last month.
The mum-of-two has Type 1 diabetes, asthma, and an under-active thyroid – which according to NHS guidelines classes her as clinically vulnerable.
Katy has barely left the house since lockdown measures were first introduced in March and claims she only makes a quick weekly dash to the shops.
She doesn’t want to increase her exposure to the virus, so has kept the kids home from Galileo Academy Trust, North Yorks.
Worried Katy claims she told staff her children would be remaining at home for the foreseeable future.
But she visited by an education welfare officer earlier this week, who handed her a court warning letter.
It says she faces a hefty £2,500 fine – and up to three months in prison – if she does not return her kids to school.
Under The Education Act 1996, parents can be found to be breaking the law if their child fails to regularly attend school and there is no “reasonable justification”.
The letter from the officer, who represents the school, said: “Missing school damages a pupil’s opportunity to achieve a good education. It reduces future life prospects, disrupts school routines, and the learning of others.
Unemployed Katy says she has no plans to return her son and daughter to school – despite the written warning – after her area went under tier two lockdown restrictions.
Katy, from Redcar, North Yorks., said: “There are no two ways about it, if I get that virus I will die.
“I’m a single mum and don’t have my family around to help out with the kids. I can’t take that risk.
“When there’s cold or the flu about I always get it and I’m knocked for six.
“I’ve tried to explain to them but they just won’t listen.