- Fulwood Academy has suspended two secondary school pupils for desecrating Holy Qur’an in front of other students
- The principal of Fulwood Academy, Dave Lancaster, made this known in a statement he issued on Tuesday, June 15
- Lancaster emphasised that the management of the school frowned at the action, saying that police investigations are ongoing on the matter
Preston, UK - The management of the Fulwood Academy in Preston, United Kingdom, has suspended two secondary school pupils after 'ripping up' the Holy Qur'an in front of other students.
Daily Mail reports the pupils had brought copies of the Islamic holy book to school before they carried out the deed.
Legit.ng gathered that the teachers alerted police and anti-terrorism officials after the incident that took place at Fulwood Academy towards the end of last week.
According to the report, a statement from the school said that the two separate incidents 'sit deeply at odds with everything we stand for.'
Suspension of two students meant to safeguard others
Dave Lancaster, the principal of Fulwood Academy, said he 'immediately' notified Lancashire Constabulary and Prevent - a government anti-terrorism initiative that aims to safeguard and support those vulnerable to radicalisation.
The report noted that any potential criminal charges are likely to come from the Crown Prosecution Service rather than the police, meaning the matter could take some time to be resolved.
The UK Sun also reports that both students involved in the desecration of the Qur'an in front of other pupils have been suspended while the investigation goes on.
It said that any sanctions from Fulwood Academy would be reviewed and decided following the conclusion of police investigations.
The spokesperson of the Lancashire Constabulary said they were aware of two isolated incidents which took place last week, adding that they are working closely with the school to address the matters.
Senator Uba Sani chairs Quranic graduation ceremony
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that no fewer than twenty orphans of Daru Sigaril Huffaz, Kaduna would benefit from an annual N1.8 million support fund announced by the senator representing Kaduna Central, Malam Uba Sani on Sunday, June 13.
It was reported that Sani made the pledge when he chaired the Quranic graduation ceremony at the Daru Sigaril Huffaz in Kaduna state.
He said he was extremely delighted to see the children memorizing the Holy Quran and learning the teachings that come with it.
9-year-old girl wins Lagos overall prize in Qur'an, Hadith competition
Also, A 9-year-old girl, Nuroh Nasir, won the coveted prize of the 2020 edition of the Faith Unites Muslims Charity Initiatives (FUMCI)'s Children Award for Excellence in Qur’an recitation and Islamic practice 2020, in the overall category held in Lagos on Sunday, December 20.
Nuroh who represented Ketu, Alapere in Ikosi-Isheri LCDA, was the overall winner in the 2020 edition of the competition. She defeated 31 other contestants from the five divisions of Lagos state to clinch the grand prize of N100,000, a Silver Crest SC 1589 blender and other consolation prizes.