Youth bared bottom to teachers at Mold school

Published date: 13 August 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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A YOUTH asked to leave school premises bared his bottom to teachers.

The 17-year-old, from the Mold area, told a youth court today that he had been a bit stupid and had acted like “Jack the Lad”.

He admitted a public order offence at Flintshire youth court and in the circumstances was given a six-month conditional discharge.

“I was a bit stupid really, a bit of a Jack the Lad, showing off,” he told the court.

He was now “getting his head sorted”, was trying to get an apprenticeship and get on with his life.

Prosecutor Wyn Jones said that it was a case of silliness that “went a bit too far, to be fair.”

At 11.25am on June 24 members of staff at The Alun School in Mold were made aware that three youths were on the school premises when they should not be there.

Teachers went out to ask them to leave and two had already gone but the defendant remained and “gave them some lip”.

As he left, he was abusive, and teachers followed to ensure he left the school premises.

He joined the other two and then “unfortunately, he dropped his trousers and his underpants and bared his backside to all and sundry,” Mr Jones said.

A number of children of various ages were present and saw him commit the lewd act.

He later went along voluntarily with his mother to Mold Police Station where he admitted what he had done.

The teenager accepted that he became angry and swore at members of staff, calling some “pr****s”.

He admitted that he dropped his trousers and bared his bottom, that it was not the thing to do, and that it would now have been nice for people who saw it.

Phillip Marshall-Thomas, defending, said that his client had no previous convictions.

He had made full admissions and was very sorry for what had happened.

The 17-year-old wished to apologise for what was “a one off, off-the-cuff incident.”

He had gone along with two friends who wanted keys off the brother of one of them.

It was nothing to do with him, he stupidly became involved in such behaviour, which was showing off more than anything.

“He did not wish to cause a disturbance. He did not think it through and did it on the spur of the moment,” he said.

Magistrates gave him a six-month conditional discharge and ordered him to pay £100 costs.

They took into account that he had no previous convictions and was already working voluntarily with the youth justice service, they said.

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