Many parents have been there.
It’s the annoying feeling you get when you’re just trying to pick your kid up from school, but it feels like it takes forever because all of the rules and regulations the school has implemented as to how it wants this relatively simple action to be performed.
Sure, it’s true these rules are in place to ensure the safety of the children, but sometimes you’re just in a hurry and don’t have the patience to wait any longer.
That’s exactly what happened in Surrey, England, when Rainer Schoeman drove to The Winston Churchill School on February 20th. In video footage released by police, you can see that after he was blocked from entering the parking lot by a school teacher, Schoeman did the unthinkable once the teacher sat on the hood of his car.
In front a group of children, Schoeman punched the accelerator and entered the parking lot while carrying the teacher on his hood! The teacher was then flung off of the hood after the car made a sharp turn.
Due to his actions, Schoeman was sentenced to 10 months of jail time after pleading guilty to driving without insurance, dangerous driving, causing bodily harm, and having no MOT. The latter of which is an annual test required in the UK to evaluate an older vehicle’s emissions, safety, and roadworthiness.
“This was a shocking, extraordinary incident, which has had an impact on the teacher and the rest of my staff,” said Zoe Johnson-Walker, headteacher of The Winston Churchill School,in comments to the Telegraph. “It is regrettable that an individual has chosen to behave with such a blatant disregard for someone simply doing their job in trying to keep our students safe.”
The moral of the story seems to be that parents just need to be more patient. It’s better to spend ten minutes waiting to pick up your child from school than to spend 10 months in jail for losing your cool.