Parent raises questions over school security after mugging


A parent of a pupil at JFS has criticised the school’s security after her son was mugged.

The mother, who did not wish to be named, said her 16-year-old son had been walking towards the school path leading up to JFS in Kenton, north London at 8.30am when he was accosted by two boys in their teens.

They ordered the sixth-form student to hand over his phone and his wallet before snatching his watch from his wrist. As they then ran off they were heard to shout: “F**king Jews.”

“There was no security around at the time,” the mother said.

Police were called to the school after the boy reported the incident to JFS staff.

The mother said the school had told her it would investigate the incident.

“I think the school’s security has let down the safety of the children,” she said. “I would like them to look into the fact as to why, at that time in the morning, there was not more security around, especially when everyone is on high terror alert as it is."

The school has been contacted for comment. Metropolitan Police confirmed that the incident had been reported. No arrests have been made.

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