Teacher had 19 kids in a Renault Clio
A nursery school teacher was pulled over by police in South Africa - with 19 children packed into her Renault Clio.
Melanie Minnie was taking the children, aged four to six, back to Rietfontein Nursery School in Pretoria after visiting a burger bar.
Six children were found in the car's boot, three were on the front seat and the remaining 10 piled into the back.
It was unclear whether any of them were wearing seat-belts, reports The Mirror.
The toddlers were eventually removed from the car, all unharmed.
Ms Minnie told police she was in the process of ferrying a second car-load of youngsters back to the nursery.
Apparently, another 12 children had already been bundled into the Clio.
After she was fined just over £100, Ms Minnie said: "It was the first time we went on an outing, and the last. I'll never do it again."
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what do you think?
Just finished reading the Savile affair so my initial shock when I saw this headline!
Ha ha! taking school trips to a new level!! :))
Sorry, but how is this funny?.....
"It was unclear whether any of them were wearing seatbelts"....Considering there'll be only 3 belts in the back and 2 in the front, one of which is the drivers, I think its safe to say 14 of them weren't.....and just over £100 fine?!.......She should've been charged and banned from driving, then sacked....she has a duty of care for those youngsters, something which she clearly lacked by putting them in a dangerous situation......fills me with dread to think what the consequences would have been if she was in an accident......