A 14 year old schoolgirl in the UK who was made to sit with a group of non-English speaking Asian students to discuss the projects the class was working on. Codie Stott, the student, went back to the teacher who placed her in the group and asked to change groups because of the language barrier. Her teacher reacted by shouting and screaming that she is being racist and will have to deal with the police.
A complaint was made to a police officer based full-time at the school, and more than a week after the incident on September 26 she was taken to Swinton police station and placed under arrest.
"They told me to take my laces out of my shoes and remove my jewelery, and I had my fingerprints and photograph taken," said Codie. "It was awful."
After questioning on suspicion of committing a section five racial public order offence, her mother Nicola says she was placed in a bare cell for three-and-a-half hours then released without charge. (DailyMail.co.uk)
This incident was investigated by police and prosecutors decide to drop any charges.
[..] Robert Whelan, deputy director of the Civitas think-tank, said: "It's obviously common sense that pupils who don't speak English cause problems for other pupils and for teachers."
"I'm sure this sort of thing happens all the time, but it's a sad reflection on the school if they can't deal with it without involving the police."
"A lot of these arrests don't result in prosecutions – they aim is to frighten us into self-censorship until we watch everything we say." (DailyMail.co.uk)
This is a good example where political correctness caused more social harm instead of promoting harmony between different cultures.