A blind girl has been banned from bringing her white walking stick to school because of “health and safety” reasons.
Lily-Grace Hooper, seven, suffered a stroke when she was just four days old, leaving her with virtually no sight.
But her school, Hambrook Primary School in Bristol, has told the youngster she can no longer use her cane because it could trip up teachers and other pupils.
A risk assessment completed on behalf of the school said the cane caused high risk to other people and that Lily-Grace should instead have “100 per cent” adult support at all times.
No, seriously, get building guys. And get the hempen in too.
The white stick is supposed to to be a risk to the surrounding people. It’s a warning, a visible sign to the sighted that this person isn’t. Why the fuck foes anyone think they’re white?
They’re also, from the other side an aid to independence and thus not being reliant upon the undivided attention of someone else forever.
Absolute cretins. We really shouldn’t have to kick people off the long drop just because they’re stupid but now we’ve allowed them to rule our society we might just have to.