14/08/2014 12:56 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Pull The Other One! False Leg Sparks Paedophile Scare In Children's Swimming Lesson

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Low section of man showering with prosthetic leg

A false leg sticking out of a cubicle sparked a Peeping Tom scare at a children's swimming pool.

An entire class of kids was evacuated after the odd discovery because the leg was thought to be a potential paedophile's.

The alarm was raised when staff noticed the foot poking out as the eight- and nine-year-olds got changed following a swimming lesson.

Teachers immediately took the children out of Larkfield Leisure Centre in Aylesford, Kent, but were stunned to discover that the foot was actually part of a prosthetic leg.

A disabled man had innocently left it in his cubicle while he went for a swim.

Kerry Thomas, head of Kings Hill Primary near West Malling, said: "We had 60 children at the pool that day, although they weren't all in there at once.

"One of the members of staff had seen it, and we quickly moved the children out, and everything was dealt with in accordance with school policy."

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