But the boy’s father refused to leave a police station until Mr Mountford, 38, was charged.
Since he was sacked, more than 350 people have signed a petition calling for him to be reinstated, while former pupils have supported Mr Mountford on Facebook.
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But Freddie Beeson reckons his sense of humour has helped him to deal with his recovery from the incident that almost killed him.
The 26-year-old was in a coma for three months and needed more than 30 operations after an oil drum burst into flames in his hands.
Despite being a former criminal barrister, well-accustomed to the spotlight, the tears came unbidden. Arriving at hospital, looking at a flatline in the ambulance for over 20 minutes, a crash team was waiting for me…
but it was too late,” she told the Commons during a debate on the need for improved bereavement care in maternity units.