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Child withdrawn in nativity row
Karen Dyer and her daughter
Karen Dyer was told to stop videoing the play
An angry mother has pulled her daughter out of a school nativity play after she was told not to film the event.

The Four Dwellings Junior School in Quinton, Birmingham, banned photography from the annual show because some of the children involved are on an official "at risk" register.

But Karen Dyas withdrew three-year-old daughter Shaneen from the play after she was told to switch her camcorder off.

Mrs Dyas said she was warned that if she did not put down the camera she would be reported to the local education authority and face being banned from the school.

'Her history'

Speaking to BBC Midlands Today outside the school on Friday she said: "At the end of the day it's part of her history that she's never going to see.

"Her dad's not going to see it or, I dare say, a lot of the other dads and grandparents."

She said: "I'm really angry. I think I've done the right thing.

"If I didn't the school would have won and it wouldn't stop there."

The performance went ahead despite the disruption but no-one at the school was available for comment.

The BBC's Colin Pemberton
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