FOOTAGE of pupils attacking a teacher at St Neots Community College with flour has been posted on a video-sharing website. The 14-second long clip shows pupils lying in wait for languages teacher Dan Wright in a playground before throwing flour in his face.

FOOTAGE of pupils attacking a teacher at St Neots Community College with flour has been posted on a video-sharing website.

The 14-second long clip shows pupils lying in wait for languages teacher Dan Wright in a playground before throwing flour in his face.

Mr Wright then chases the culprit down a path as children watch on.

The video, which appears to have been filmed on a mobile phone, was posted on the YouTube website yesterday under the name Mr Wright gets floured'.

College principal Eueth Forrester told The Hunts Post: “This is an unfortunate situation.

“The incident happened last year before I arrived as principal in September and it is only since it has become public that I have been made aware of it.

“The culprits were disciplined at the time of the incident and have insisted that the posting of the video on YouTube was not their doing.

“We are searching for the person who has put this video on the website.”

Mr Forrester added he would be meeting with senior staff members at the College to discuss what action should be taken, which might include asking YouTube to remove the video.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire County Council said: “This is childish and irresponsible behaviour. We expect better from our young people. I am sure those responsible will be identified and dealt with appropriately by the school.”

The video was filmed in July last year. Mr Wright has since left the College and it is thought the incident may have been part of a leaving prank'.

One parent, who did not wish to be named, told The Hunts Post: “YouTube is too easily accessible and is encouraging children to behave badly.”

The video was posted on YouTube on Tuesday and has been viewed more than 200 times.

Last year, youths in St Neots were condemned for posting a video on YouTube showing them jumping into the River Great Ouse from the town bridge.

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