After exiting the classroom by the fire exit, a schoolgirl loses her finger while attempting to jump the fence.


The mum of a girl who lost a finger running out of an isolation classroom, has hit out at their teacher for not stopping her and three friends break out of the fire exit.

A teenage girl lost a finger climbing a fence in an escape from her school’s isolation unit.

Tia Meggett, 14, and pals made a break for it out of a classroom fire exit, only to soon look down in horror at her blood-soaked hand.

The Gainsborough Academy in Lincolnshire school says it is “reviewing its procedures” following Monday’s incident which Tia’s mum has criticised her teacher for.

As she scaled the school fence with three other girls, Tia caught her right-hand ring finger which has now been amputated in hospital.

Tia was eventually operated on at the Royal Derby Hospital on Wednesday, October 20.

Nicola told LincolnshireLive: “When I first saw her at the school she was just in a complete state of shock I think.

“She’s doing as well as she can do now in the circumstances, but I’m not going to be sending her back to the school.

“There’s a video that has been going round of when she jumped the fence and there have been some nasty comments that she just doesn’t need.

“So the school have loaned her a laptop and I’m going to see if I can work out some sort of arrangement with them for her to be taught at home.

“My main issue is how she and the other girls managed to get out of the school, and what this teacher in their classroom was actually doing if they managed to get out of the fire exit.

“I’m not happy with them at all and I think there are so many ways that they could have handled this better and more sensitively.

.Martin Smith, the assistant director for education at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “The academy has informed us of the incident, which we realise has been upsetting for the family.

“We understand that the academy is investigating the circumstances behind the incident and reviewing its procedures.”


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