A schoolboy who wrote a short story about the Iris in his garden is obsessively spell checking every word.
The concern comes after another 10 year-old boy was taken into custody for accidentally writing that he lived in a ‘terrorist’ house rather than a ‘terraced’ house.
“I’m not saying that I’m scared of the teachers and the police or anything,” said 10-year-old schoolboy Simon Williams.
“But I’ve used phrases like ‘the glorious Iris,’ ‘I love my Iris more than anything else in the whole world,’ ‘I wish everyone could love the Iris like I do,’ so I’m just being extra careful there’s no typos.”
However a spokesperson for the police has sought to reassure young Simon.
“I think it’s fair to say that the young chap has nothing to worry about,” she said.
“It’s clear that this is an innocent story about a lovely flower that he loves very much, so we won’t be taking any action.
“Unless, of course, he accidentally wrote ‘Isis,’ instead of ‘Iris,’ in which case we’d blackbag the little terrorist bastard, move him to a ‘neutral’ African country and spend 6 months smashing his kneecaps up with a pipe until he confessed.
“But providing he’s spelt it correctly, he’ll be fine.”
In other news, a boy who wrote a story about his friend Alan Keeda has gone into hiding.