A WIRRAL mum is considering legal action after her son was expelled over “malicious” claims he and his girlfriend engaged in sexual activity at school.
A panel quashed the decision of West Kirby Grammar School to permanently exclude Trevor Evans.
His mum, Honora Evans, said the school’s decision stemmed from gossip cruelly spread on Facebook.
And, after a traumatic three-month fight to clear his name, she said the school’s “botched” practices had taken away his right to an education and she is now considering taking legal advice.
Headteacher Glenice Robinson sent a letter dated November 14 to Mrs Evans’ home in Meols informing of her decision to permanently exclude Trevor for what she termed “two acts of sexual activity”.
Just 10 days earlier, she had written to Mrs Evans saying both Trevor and his girlfriend Hayley – both aged 16 at the time – had been asked to leave the school following their alleged antics in October. But she had stressed both students had been treated in the same way and pledged to supply a supportive reference.
The decision to expel Trevor was later backed by governors.
However, furious that her son had been asked to leave within 48 hours of the allegations coming to light and without a full investigation, Mrs Evans launched an appeal against the school’s decision.
The appeal ruled the school had not followed proper procedures and its evidence failed to prove the allegations.
Promising trumpet player Trevor, now 17, vehemently denies the allegations and said he merely followed Hayley into the communal toilet block as she was upset.
He said, while she was inside the cubicle, he consoled her from outside and it was at this point other female pupils walked in.
He said: “I am glad justice has been done and I just want to go back to school and resume my studies.”
Mrs Evans said the whole experience had been a nightmare. She added: “This was a vindictive campaign hatched by some girls at the school who posted malicious rumours about him on Facebook.
“I think the way the school dealt with this was a knee-jerk reaction in fear of scandal. People who should be supporting his education instead took his right to education away.”
Headteacher Mrs Robinson said: “It would not be appropriate to discuss the specific details of the case. However, I can reassure people that the school always acts in the best interests of pupils.
“The governing body has noted the comments made by the independent panel.”