A couple in London, UK have cried out after their kids school fined them for taking them to Jamaica for their uncle’s burial. Craig Fowler and his wife Nicole had to fly to Jamaica with their three children to attend the funeral of his brother Algie Ellis, who was shot 15 times.
They reportedly asked their daughter’s school for permission to travel with them, asking for a space of three weeks, but was refused by the headteacher. The parents took their kids anyway but were fined £240 (Ksh33,000) upon returning 3weeks later.
Fowler, while speaking during an interview revealed that he suffers from a spinal injury ad also had to attend the burial as his wife is his caregiver.
He termed the school’s decision to fine him “inhumane.”
He said: “I paid the fine but I just think it’s not fair because it’s not humane, it can’t be human to think like that, to think that somebody’s family does not matter.”