Head teacher receives threats as LGBT lessons row escalates

Head teacher receives threats as LGBT lessons row escalates
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Posted on 20 May 2019

It’s emerged that the head teacher at Anderton Park Primary School in Birmingham’s Balsall Heath district, Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson, has received threatening emails and phone calls as a result of her school teaching lessons about LGBT relationships.


Police are investigating the matter.

The predominantly Muslim school has been on the receiving end of protests from parents and demonstrators who view the LGBT lessons as inappropriate and a form of social engineering.


The lessons row took an ugly turn at the school today, with police being called to the premises as tensions mounted.

Although much of what happened remains unclear, there were claims of a resident’s car being pelted with eggs by people wearing masks, and of a petition being signed by hundreds of people demanding the resignation of Ms Hewitt-Clarkson and an end to equality teaching.


Labour MP Jess Phillips was also involved in a clash with an anti-LGBT protester outside the school, during which she made it clear that she would be asking the council to set up an exclusion zone so that children could get to and from school safely.

Hours earlier a group of mostly female LGBT activists were allegedly egged as they put up pro-LGBT messages,  banners and rainbow. 


Campaigners have also claimed that around 600 pupils at the school were kept at home today in protest at the LGBT lessons.
According to the BBC, Ms Hewitt-Clarkson said of the protests: “There's a whole variety of emotions: embarrassment for lots of our community and our parents who think this is just awful what's happening; frustration that it's going on so long; frustration that great British laws like 'you can protest peacefully' actually are causing us a problem.

"It's interesting what a normal person on the street would think ‘peaceful’ means and what actually is peaceful outside here.”

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