08 May 2015

Trojan Horse: Police support head teacher who received death threat over gay teaching

The police are “supporting” a Birmingham school after its head teacher received a death threat on Facebook from a parent over teaching pupils about homosexuality.

Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson, head of Anderton Park School in Sparkhill, was sent a message saying: “Any headteacher who teaches my children it’s alright to be gay will be at the end of my shotgun.”

Chief Superintendent Richard Moore, of West Midlands Police, said: “We have been supporting the school in relation to Facebook messages that concern the use of anti-homophobic teaching resources at the school.

“We will continue to support the school and any others in the local area where criminal offences are identified.

“We are also aware that the Department for Education, the local authority and Ofsted are taking an on-going interest and supporting local schools on all of the related issues.” [Birmingham Mail] Read more