12 year old Scott Thompson was today left shocked and upset to find out that the bag he needs for big school weighs more than he actually does.
Scott was attending his first day in secondary school in St. Pauls College, Co Meath and by lunch time had already toppled over 13 times in the corridor.
Distressed and exhausted, Scott’s ordeal was made even worse as several times when he fell over, his arms were pinned back by the straps on the bag and he was left in the hallway, on his his back, kicking and screaming until someone came to his aid.
Scott unfortunately can’t make use of his locker either, as he was given the top one and he cant reach it to place the books, that he can barely lift, into them.
Scott has suggested that he get the eBook versions of the books on his iPad, but the school told him that if he brought the work of the devil into the school he would be expelled and his home picketed by an angry mob out to burn his parents at the stake for bringing a demon child into the world.
Scott’s back is expected to give way by 3rd year with long term damage to his posture secured for the rest of his life by then also.