Jon has been forced to walk to school while his neighbour gets a free bus pass (Picture: SWNS)
A boy has been denied a free bus pass to school because his home is just over five feet too close to his school.
Jon Lawson, 11, was told to take a hike by Durham County Council in a letter which explained that students who live within two miles of the school do not qualify for the free travel pass.
In an outstanding example of red tape, the letter claimed that Jon would not receive the pass as he lived 1.999 miles away from Seaham School of Technology.
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The council says the distance is calculated to such a detailed level using satellite images.
Jon’s dad, John, said he was ‘furious’ with the decision.
He said: ‘The boy who lives on the other side of the street…
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