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The World is Mad, It’s Official: The Dinner Lady and the Biscuit

Saturday 09 October 2010

‘Education chiefs in Northern Ireland have been eating humble pie after claims a school dinner lady was warned she could be open to an allegation of grooming for allowing a child to have a biscuit.

The education body covering St Mary’s Primary School in Brookeborough, Co Fermanagh, has been asked to apologise to the unnamed woman for the way it investigated the incident. The controversial warning said to have been issued to the dinner lady came to light after an investigation by the Northern Ireland Ombudsman.

A child at the school had asked if they could have a biscuit and the woman had told a canteen colleague it was okay to hand the pupil the snack.’

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