Teachers given security advice from police as parents protest against LGBT inclusive education intensifies.

Schoolteachers have been offered security advice from police following protests from angry parents about proposed LGBT-inclusive relationship sex education reforms. iNews reports.

However, some parents have not welcomed the change with their protests reportedly escalating to threats against gay teachers. Various WhatsApp groups have been created to share information about the new guidance, while also pointing to gay staff members, according to The Times.

Parkfield Community School in Birmingham, where the protests began, has written to Education Secretary Damian Hinds to ask for support, as a number of teachers had been “threatened inside and outside school” with children “coming in distressed after protests, they have been told not to listen to us and to put their fingers in their ears”.

Headteacher Andrew Moffat, who is gay, was advised by the police to carry out a risk assessment of his journey home from work.

Anderton Park Primary School in Birmingham, which is also being hounded by protestors, has been added to a fast police response scheme should an incident occur.

Headteacher Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson has arranged counselling for staff, while police are examining a threatening letter she received. She said: “One parent is collecting signatures on a petition requiring me to resign. It’s intimidating.”

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  1. Anonymous

    ‘Intimidating’ – now they know what it feels like to be accused of being homophobic and threatened with job loss etc for not embracing the LGBT orthodoxy.

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