Often done on the last day of school as no punishment is possible for two months or so and then it is all forgotten. Red-haired children have been left beaten and bleeding after they were targeted by fellow middle school pupils as part of 'Kick a Ginger Kid Day' - inspired by the cartoon South Park. Proof the Pfizer Covid vaccine works in the real world? Some of those accused of kicking Gwendolyn were football players. Kiss A Ginger Day History. Samantha Russell said the kids kicked her daughter Gwendolyn Russell because she is a redhead. International Kick a Ginger Day Facts. "Things are being addressed appropriately. "If it was kick a black kid day or kick a gay kid day, those kids would have been suspended from school immediately," Samantha Russell said. 'She should be able to go to school without having to worry about being kicked in the corridor. The father of another 13-year-old Year 9 pupil said his auburn-haired daughter had been singled out for the bullying and went home with bruised legs. It is most common in individuals homozygous for a recessive allele on chromosome 16 that produces an altered version of the MC1R protein. This leads to the majority of the town discriminating against people with ginger hair, highlighting how easy it is to persuade people to hate another section of society with no justifying argument. "An incident took place," Picard said. Opposite to the date, there was National Kiss a Ginger holiday created. Kiss A Ginger Day was founded by Derek Forgie in 2009 as a response to the holiday created in 2008, "Kick a Ginger Day". The comments below have been moderated in advance. Police are understood to be investigating the incidents at the Academy for 11-16-year-olds where at least six youngsters were attacked. Parents … I was hit in the face and it made national news. The group is currently being investigated by the police. The acts were part of the fictitious "Kick a Ginger Day", an … A spokesman said the Academy stood strongly by their zero tolerance policy regarding discrimination and violence. Dozens of students at a California middle school attacked their red-haired classmates as part of 'Kick a Ginger Day,' an event possibly inspired by TV show 'South Park,' police said. Parents uploaded pictured of their battered and bruised children who were attacked on 'Kick a Ginger Kid Day', Parents set up a Facebook group which has attracted more than 40 members to discuss what had happened to their targeted children, In 'Ginger Kids' Cartmen, the programme's most bigoted character makes a presentation targeting people with red hair, pale skin, and freckles. Some members of the Facebook group “National Kick a Ginger Day” prompt them to attack redhead children. The speech ends out escalating into a ridiculous movement in which the majority the school and eventually the town discriminates against the "Ginger Kids". 'Wingfield Academy has a long and proud history of supporting our students and ensuring that they have a safe environment to learn in, where they can feel secure to come every day and know that they have the staff’s support, which makes what happened recently even more sickening.'. In November 2008 social networking website Facebook received criticism after a 'Kick a Ginger' group, which aimed to establish a "National Kick a Ginger Day" on … Red hair (or ginger hair) occurs naturally in one to two percent of the human population, appearing with greater frequency (two to six percent) among people of Northern or Northwestern European ancestry and lesser frequency in other populations. In 2005, South Park aired an episode called “Ginger Kids”, where the character Cartman decides to create the holiday “Kick a Ginger Day”. Picard would not comment on the specifics of the case, including punishment, citing that it was an internal matter. "It's not a snapshot," Picard said. On the 21st of October anyone and everyone should kick their local leprechaun to show them where they stand in the world. The Facebook group urged members to kick people with red hair — referred to as ginger … BECKY MCCALL is so scared of jabs they make her faint - and that's... Hope for Spanish summer holidays: Madrid 'wants to welcome first tourists in spring' and denies claim it... Primary pupils MUST go back after half-term, insists children's tsar as she backs calls to prioritise Covid... Kenneth Branagh is set to play Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a gripping Sky drama depicting the first wave... BBC lockdown home-schooling programme tells 9-year-olds there are 'over 100 genders' and shows kids talking... Welsh Tory leader QUITS after admitting he drank alcohol on Welsh parliament grounds with other MPs days... SARAH VINE: BBC home-schooling programme that tells 9-year-olds there are 'over 100 genders' is a... Life after Lupo for Kate and Wills: The Cambridges get a new spaniel puppy from her brother James Middleton, TikTok trolls accuse CBeebies star Mr Tumble of being racists because his catchphrase is 'hello monkey'. He was scared so I went to get him out of school. 'The very positive ethos of the academy has its foundations in developing mutual respect, entrepreneurship, integrity and personal independence.'. It’s very upsetting for my daughter. Originally Wingfield Comprehensive School it became a specialist school and renamed Wingfield Business & Enterprise College before becoming Wingfield Academy in August this year. A number of websites have chosen Nov 20 as an ‘official’ National Kick a Ginger Kid Day. Kick-a-ginger-day victim In 2008, a Facebook group was made by a boy from Vancouver, Canada, called “ Kick-a-ginger-day ” which inspired a number of students in the area to seek out peers with red hair and kick them in the shins. When I spoke to the police they said they would treat it as an assault, but it is up to the school to involve them.'. 'The pupils involved in carrying out these acts of violence have been strongly reprimanded and a school-wide warning has gone out that any future acts of violence, carried out in the name of discrimination, or any other reason, will be met with similar strong and decisive action. Mostly instigated by non-whites against whites. The acts were part of the fictitious "Kick a Ginger Day", an event inspired by the animated television show South Park. After the show, South Park aired the episode about gingers, a group of people started a face book group named "National kick a ginger day, are you in?" National Kick a Ginger dayunknown. The idea is believed to have been taken from an episode of the controversial cartoon South Park and websites have been set up aimed at organising a ‘National Kick a Ginger Kid Day’. Several websites have chosen November 20th as an ‘official’ National Kick a Ginger Kid Day so parents now fear there could be further problems. If I went into school and kicked a kid then I would be arrested. Cartman's friends dye his hair ginger while he is asleep and after suffering hateful treatment from the rest of his town, he decides to rally the red-heads and fight those who are not ginger. A Tecumseh woman wants a group of Grade 9 students at L'Essor high school suspended after they repeatedly kicked her daughter. He wouldn't confirm the punishment had been implemented. She said: "My son rang me and said kids were kicking him, saying it was National Kick a Ginger Kid Day. The school has posters and notice boards and in classrooms to tell students what to do if they are being bullied and a ‘post box’ is set up in the on-site learning resources centre for students to report incidents anonymously or name culprits. Facebook groups began popping up, declaring November 20th “Kick a Ginger Day”. The posting may have been inspired by an episode of … A Tecumseh woman wants a group of Grade 9 students at L'Essor high school suspended after they repeatedly kicked her daughter for being a redhead. They said it was going to to be Kick a Blonde Kid Day the day after. Dozens of children left messages on the page claiming to have carried out attacks on "National Kick a Ginger Day" on Thursday, Nov 20, and a girl … Ya that stuff goes on more than you'd think actually. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. On its website the Academy boasts: 'The level of care, support and guidance for students was described by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’. edited 6 years ago. Published: 11:03 GMT, 18 October 2013 | Updated: 13:19 GMT, 18 October 2013. The Observances come from a Facebook group created by Forgie, who only invited eight red-haired friends. Prosecutor reopens Maryville rape case and calls for special... 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Talk show host Larry King dies aged 87 at LA hospital just three weeks after being transferred from the ICU... How carers kept my disabled son locked up for a year to avoid coronavirus - but he got it anyway. ", Audience Relations, CBC P.O. "I wouldn't say all the information being portrayed is accurate, but that will all be addressed and taken care of at the school level. The Facebook page had dubbed it "National Kick a Ginger Day." A mandatory suspension occurs when a student commits physical assault on another person that causes bodily harm requiring treatment by a medical practitioner. Several websites have chosen November 20th as an ‘official’ National Kick a Ginger Kid Day so parents now fear there could be further problems. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. The Facebook group set up by parents shows pictures of injured children. Kiss A Ginger Day History. The Facebook event "National Kick a Ginger" day has almost 4,700 members across Canada and has sparked a rash of opinions in support and against on the social networking site. She was crying and didn't want to be there," Samantha Russell said. Three years later, an adolescent prankster created the “National Kick a Ginger Day” Facebook page that openly … The attackers targeted 11 redheaded students in what they referred to as "Kick a Ginger Day," the Los Angeles Daily News reported Wednesday. Google the “kick a ginger” phrase and you can tap into a national thread, featuring the fears, anger and “bring it on” bravado of years’ worth of red-haired victims. 'My son’s leg is swollen and there are bruises coming through. The victims were also issued an apology on behalf of the school. To my surprise around 4000 people pressed the like button and over 600 answered "yes." "She was pretty distraught. Parents are outraged at the vicious attacks, and the school have assured them that some pupils have been 'reprimanded', Parents warned other children not to take part in 'kick a ginger kid' day, which is believed to stem from a South Park cartoon. This is because many believe that Gingers are witches, dating back to the 11th century. Samantha Russell said the kids kicked her daughter Gwendolyn Russell because she is a redhead. Kick a Ginger day was tied to a South Park episode, where "Ginger Kids" people with red hair, pale skin, and freckles are targeted in a class presentation put on by Cartmen, the shows most narrow minded and often derogatory character. "Any situation that takes place within the school would be addressed according to the policy and procedure and the appropriate legislation.". 'It is both boys and girls who have been carrying out this bullying and I want action from the school to make sure it doesn’t happen again. “Ginger Kids” in which the character Cartman spread a superstition that red-haired children with freckles (“gingers”) had no souls and were inhuman. The locker room assault happened on Nov. 20, which was promoted by a Facebook group as Kick a Ginger Day. The purpose of this holiday is to show that special ginger in your life just how much you care by giving them a kiss, either on the cheek or on the lips. Israeli healthcare group says coronavirus infections... Lockdown, protect NHS capacity, reduce infection rates, vaccinate, then gradually unlock: DAN HODGES says... Boris Johnson will 'force travellers from high-risk Covid countries to quarantine in hotels for ten days' in... Britons who have received first Covid-19 vaccine must stay at home for THREE WEEKS to let immunity 'kick... 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Research has been conducted to see if they do have souls, but so far there have been no positive results according to Grand Council member Isaac … Joseph Picard is the superintendent of human resources and education for the French catholic school board. A spokesman said the Academy stood strongly by their zero tolerance policy regarding discrimination and violence. The sole purpose is to beat up other children with red hair. Kiss A Ginger Day was founded by Derek Forgie in 2009 as a response to the holiday created in 2008, "Kick a Ginger Day". Schoolchildren have been attacked by fellow pupils who organised ‘Kick a Ginger Kid Day’, inspired by the cartoon South Park. Four girls and three boys were the victims of physical or verbal abuse because of their red hair, freckles … She said: 'My son rang me and said kids were kicking him saying it was National Kick a Ginger Kid Day. National Kick a Ginger Day: say what?! Senior staff at the 850-student Wingfield Academy in Rotherham say some students who have carried out the attacks have been ‘strongly reprimanded’. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. Parents have launched their own Facebook group to highlight the issue and have complained to Academy head Russell Heritage to make sure there is not repeat of the violence. Samantha Russell said they have been suspended for one game. Re: National Kick A Ginger Day is Feb. 20 by Josh Lewis » Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:23 am Uriel Feige wrote: You are going to have to do some kind of physical work other wise at the rate you are going you will be riding a chair to McDs on the way to the … In middle school some kids started slap a jew day. Chew said the assaults may have been motivated by a Facebook posting urging students to beat up redheads on "Kick a Ginger Day." Now going after Jews too. The unofficial day is believed to have been inspired by an episode of the controversial cartoon South Park. “I just broke that gingers kneecaps with that … 'The two kids who kicked my daughter were given lunchtime detention and made to apologise, but how do we know they will not go for her again outside school. Kiss A Ginger Day is an unofficial holiday that is celebrated all over the world on January 12th. This event is supposed to take place november 20th. CALABASAS, Calif. (CBS/AP) Three boys have been arrested for allegedly bullying red-haired students after a Facebook message inspired by "South Park" promoted "Kick a Ginger Day… Eventually, Cartman realises the error of his ways and the town decides to overlook their differences and live in peace. The Observances come from a Facebook group created by Forgie, who only invited eight red-haired friends. He was scared so I went to get him out of school. The Kick a Ginger Day website stresses that the whole event is a joke and no one should kick another person. In 'Ginger Kids' Cartmen, the programme's most bigoted character makes a presentation targeting people with red hair, pale skin, and freckles. One mother, who asked not to be named, said she had taken her 13-year-old son out of school until she is given assurances there will be no further incidents. "The school touts that they have a zero policy for violence yet a suspension from a football game does not seem like a zero tolerance policy.". Parents set up their own Facebook group, which has attracted around 40 members, so to highlight the problem, share pictures of their injured children and warn other children not to kick others. Youngsters with ginger hair were targeted on their way to classes and inside the building as other students kicked them. SNP vows to UNILATERALLY hold a second Scottish independence referendum if Sturgeon wins May election - and... 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