'Migrants' attack, stone bus full of UK schoolchildren

From the UK Mirror

By Chris Clements

A group of children returning from a school trip were terrified when a group of "migrants" reportedly attacked their coach as it passed through Calais.

The coach was carrying dozens of pupils from Portree High School on Skye when it was stoned as it drove through the French port in the early hours of the morning.

It is understood windows were smashed and the vehicle was damaged as it raced past the thugs.

No one was injured but locals say one child received medical treatment after suffering an epileptic seizure in the aftermath.

The pupils had been returning from a week-long ski trip in the Italian resort of Aosta, reports the Daily Record.

A group photo of the British students from the Isle of Skye

A group photo of the British students from the Isle of Skye

Yesterday, head teacher Catherine Macdonald and officials at the Highland Councilwere fielding calls from concerned parents.

Drew Millar, a councillor in Portree, said he and other councillors had received the news by email.

He said: “I have heard that the children are all safe and there were no injuries. It happened during the night while they were on the way home.

"The bus was attacked by migrants and at least one window was broken.

“It was decided that, rather than stop the bus, they should carry on.

“I believe they were getting another coach to take them back home.

“There was one pupil who needed treatment but that was due to a medical problem that was resolved.”

On Saturday, the school’s Facebook page shared a photo of pupils on the trip.

The post read: “Congratulations to our amazing students who achieved their snowsports certificates after a fabulous week’s skiing.”

A Highland Council spokesman said: “There was an incident when the bus came under attack.

"The good news is all of the children are fine. They are making their way north just now.”

The children were due to arrive back on Skye late last night.


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