Investigation is on going on a secondary school pupil in Ipswich UK. After parents and classmates claimed he was as old as 30.
The said man joined Stoke High School, Ipswich, as a new pupil at the start of term.
The school said it had contacted the Home Office in relation to the concerns but it was not prepared to comment further.
In a statement the school said: “This is a matter for the Home Office. They are looking into this after we contacted them.
“We do not comment on individual cases but we have followed government and local authority policies and guidance, as we do for any asylum admissions matter.”
It added the pupil “was not attending the school at this time”.
Lewis Forte, who has a step-daughter at Stoke High School, said “I went to the school to raise concerns about it and the teacher tried to shut me down by saying all his documents were present and correct which they probably were.” Showing his total dissatisfaction on how the case is been handled.
He further said “If he is a child then I am very sorry but I had a few children in my class who looked old for their age but this is something else,” he said.
‘Home office’s fault’
Another parent Victoria Newby, who has a daughter in the school, took to social media to warn others, “I suggest if anyone’s children are in the same classes as this guy then keep them off school until this has been investigated”.
“My girls will not be attending until I know for sure he’s been removed.”
Ipswich MP Sandy Martin adviced parents not to take their children out of the school, as there are no immediate risk to the pupils while the case in under investigation.
“Stoke High School is, as far as I am concerned, an extremely safe environment for their children,” the Labour MP said.
“It’s not the school’s fault, it’s the Home Office’s. They are responsible for making sure that people are sent to appropriate places.”
The East Anglian Daily Times reported that parents suspected the “man” had lied about his age in order to gain GCSEs because his qualifications were not recognised in England.