A mother told magistrates that her daughter sometime hid in school because she was bullied.
Ann-Marie Coughlin, 41, of Richmond Road, North Shore, pleaded guilty to failing to ensure a child’s regular attendance at school.
She has been to school, but then hiding in the school. There was a lesson she did not like and she was being bullied
Lynda Bennett, prosecuting for Blackpool Council, said the case involved Coughlin’s 16-year-old daughter when she was a pupil at Blackpool’s Aspire Academy. Between September 3 last year and March 27 this year Coughlin’s daughter’s attendance was 87 per cent and 27 of her absences were unauthorised.
Coughlin told magistrates: “She has been to school, but then hiding in the school. There was a lesson she did not like and she was being bullied.
“I have been to the police about the bullying.”
Coughlin was fined £60 and ordered to pay £20 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.