Britain: Mom pulls son out of school over Tuna Sandwich

Stacy Jarvis and son Jayden Hunter 

By: Joanna Lovell/UK Mirror

A mother who pulled son out of school over tuna sandwich ‘now faces playground ban’

Thanet Primary School in Hull, has warned Stacy Jarvis she could be banned from the grounds for “rude and aggressive behavior.

A mum at the centre of a break-time controversy involving a tuna dinner and long bathroom break claims she faces being banned from the school playground altogether.

Last week Stacy Jarvis publicly claimed that her son Jayden Hunter had been refused a hot school dinner because the dining room had run out by the time he got off the toilet.

The nine-year-old was allegedly told by staff at Thanet Primary School in Hull that he had to make do with a tuna sandwich, Hull Live reported.

His 31-year-old mum decided she wasn’t going to take the lunch issue lying down, instead refusing to send her son into school until she received an apology.

Now the school has come out swinging, sending a letter to Miss Jarvis explaining that the hot food had not actually run out.

Stacy is mum to three kids (Image: Hull Daily Mail / MEN Media)

Jayden had in fact tried some shepherd’s pie before being offered the tuna sandwich, the school claims.

After she was threatened with a fine for unauthorised absence, the mother-of-three sent Jayden back to school with a packed lunch.

He only missed a day in class.

The school also countered Miss Jarvis’s claims that they had backed down, warning her she faces a ban from the school grounds if she is “rude and aggressive” again.

“Thanet school promotes five key values of respect, responsibility, kindness, honesty and friendship,” the school’s headteacher said.

“I have written to Miss Jarvis to request she adheres to these values.”

The school suggested Jayden had been offered shepherd pie (Image: Hull Daily Mail / MEN Media)
Stacy was furious about the perceived tuna sandwich slight (Image: Hull Daily Mail / MEN Media)

The letter also addressed a conversation that unfolded between the headteacher and Miss Jarvis at the school gates on Wednesday.

“I will not tolerate a repeat of this type of behavior  towards either the school or the staff,” it continues.

“If this happens again I will have to take further advice which could result in you being banned from the school site.”

The mum was taken aback by the warning.

She said: “I have no reason to be banned from the playground as I was only doing my best interest of my child not being fed, I’m sure if he went to school and said I wasn’t feeding him that would be a different story.

The 31-year-old forbade Jayden from going to school (Image: Hull Daily Mail / MEN Media)
Thanet Primary School threatened the ban the mom from the grounds (Image: Hull Daily Mail / MEN Media) 

“I don’t get why she doesn’t see my point as a mother, a parent, that my child was hungry at school because they didn’t feed him.

“I don’t get what’s going on now with the headteacher, why she hasn’t asked for a meeting to talk to me properly about this whole situation.

“Also, not once has she said to me about children and parents complaining about me, only until she sent the email, so as in her profession shouldn’t she of banned me then?

“I think she needs to make her mind up, I think she is saying all this now to have her own back. It’s a joke. I don’t know why she hasn’t said anything to me in person.”

Stacy described the situation as a “joke” (Image: Hull Daily Mail / MEN Media)

The shepherd’s pie issue also garnered a reaction fro Miss Jarvis, who is expecting her fourth child.

“She failed to tell me any of this last week,” the mum said of the hot dinner claims.

“Apparently he was [offered Shepherd’s Pie] and didn’t like it, but why didn’t she say that?

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