Furious parents are demanding an apology following complaints a teacher posted insulting comments on Facebook.Whoops!
Three teachers from Westcott Primary School, as well as head teacher Debbie Johnson, appear to have been involved in a conversation during which teacher Nyanza Roberts referred to people in east Hull as "thick" and "inbred".And here are the aggrieved parents:
“Do we look thick and inbred to you? Well, do we?”
Now an investigation has been launched after a series of complaints to the Mail by parents.
The school governors are heading the inquiry into the inappropriate remarks and have the authority to make the decision over what action to take.Oh, I would love to be a fly on that wall…
Much hilarity is to be found in this article, actually:
Emma Bywood, 30, of east Hull, who has two children at the school, said: "My son came home on Monday and I had to explain to him what inbred meant."LOL!
Beckie White, 33, of east Hull, has a nine-year-old daughter, Nina, who attends the school.But wait, you say, if the right settings are applied, how will people see these things?
She said: "I know it's Facebook and it's out of school hours.
"But they have a responsibility. They know these things might be seen by people and, of course, parents will be hacked off. There should at least be an apology."
Well, it helps when someone prints them out!
The part of the conversation that has concerned parents took place on Facebook on a Saturday afternoon and included eight short posts over a 90-minute period.And now they can be seen even by those who don’t have FaceBook! Or even a computer…
According to parents, copies of the chat were later attached to fences in streets surrounding the school in protest about what was said.
The document sets out a conversation, apparently started by teacher Stuart Clark, in which he states he is "fed up of bumping into children in town".Oh, dear….
During the conversation, "Nyanza Roberts" replies: "by town, do you mean top end of holderness road?
"That's bout as far anyone in east Hull goes.
"No wonder everyone is thick....inbreeding must damage brain development."
"Debbie Johnson" then says: "You're really on one today mrs... !! Xx."
"Nyanza Roberts" replies: "Haha, I'm actually in a good mood.
"If anyone reading this is offended, then get a grip."
Another teacher "Jane Johnson" then says: "Massive queue of Westcott year 5/6 kids in poundland! x"
The Mail visited the school twice yesterday and asked to speak to Miss Johnson.You’re not helping your own case there, you do know that? Even Hull parents aren't thick enough to swallow that one.
But a receptionist said she was not willing to comment.
However, in a statement released through Hull City Council, Miss Johnson said: "Whilst we are taking these comments seriously, they have been taken out of context.
"The full detail of the conversation was banter about rugby from both sides of the city."
H/T - Angry People In Local Newspapers