"[The knife will] be a real one next time..."
According to the boy's mother, Kelly-Marie Dugmore, little Aaron was the target of bullying Asian students so severe that the boy was found dead two weeks ago.
While being interviewed by The Sun, the mother broke down into tears as she stated:
"We are not racist people.
Aaron got on with all the children at his last school, and for him to have been bullied because of the colour of his skin makes me feel sick to my stomach."
Enrolled at the Erdington Hall primary school located in the overwhelmingly ethnic-minority populated Aston district of Birmingham, Aaron's mother claims she repeatedly complained to school officials of the bullying but states "nothing was done."
It'd Be A Real One Next Time...
According to the grieving mother:
"Eventually he told us that he was being bullied by a group of Asian children at school and had to hide from them in the playground at lunchtime.
He said one kid even said to him, 'My dad says all the white people should be dead.'"
Kelly-Marie also stated:
"He was even threatened with a plastic knife by one boy.
When Aaron stuck up for himself he said it’d be a real one next time."
During a meeting with the school's head teacher Martin Collins, he reportedly told the mother:
"You didn’t have to come to this school, you chose to come here."
As cited by The Sun, Erdlington Hall school was recently given the grade of "Unsatisfactory" by the nation's schools inspection authority, Ofsted.
According to the 2001 British Census in regards to the Aston district:
- 70.6% (19,030) of the area's population being of an ethnic minority.
- 36.9% of the population was born outside the United Kingdom.
- The largest ethnic group was Asian at 49.8%. More specifically, the Pakistani ethnic group was the largest at 27.2%.
- White British was the second largest ethnic group at 26.00%.
- Black British was third with 21.51%.
- Islam was the most prominent religion in the ward with 44.3% of the ward's population stating themselves as Muslim.
- Christianity was the second most prominent religion in Aston at 32.4%.
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