A teenager who was suspended from school for taking his trousers off in a play says he is too scared to return.
On June 19, Joshua Ntim-Addae, 13, was sent home from Harrow High School for two days after he removed his clothes playing the role of a stripper during a drama lesson.
Fellow pupils began filming the performance on mobile phones and Joshua claims he was later told by staff that the school was concerned about 'child protection issues' and had no choice but to suspend him.
Now Joshua, from Hazeldean Road, Harlesden, says he is too afraid to return to school after his treatment by teachers, whom he claims have covered up what actually went on during the lesson to protect the school.
Aunt Vicky Madelym, Joshua's guardian, condemned the way the school had handled the matter.
She said: "During the lesson, Joshua's group decided to do a play about a wed-ding and he was asked to be a stripper.
"Joshua is the type of the boy who if he is told to do something, he will just do it and he was being egged on by the others.
"He knows he went too far but I'm upset with the way they have handled it.
"He was told by the teacher that the school could get into a lot of trouble if clips ended up on You Tube and they sent him home, which was really humiliating.
"In a letter we were told he was suspended for taking his trousers off out of the blue but it was not like that.
"Now he's too scared to go back, he keeps saying 'please don't make me go'."
Ms Madelym is preparing an official complaint against the school following the incident and is attempting to find a new secondary school for Joshua.
No one at the school was available for comment and Angela Hart, Harrow Council spokeswoman, said: "This is an internal disciplinary matter for the school."