UK School issues clarification after boy excluded for 'free Palestine' remark last minute news
PremierLeague-News.Com- In a statement to parents, Parrs Wood High School in Didsbury said the remark was aimed at 'a member of the school community based on their ethnicity'
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A boy was temporarily excluded for shouting 'free Palestine' during an incident involving another pupil at a south Manchester school, it has been confirmed. The incident happened at Parrs Wood High School in Didsbury this week and has sparked heated debate on social media over the past 24 hours. A letter shared by the boy's aunt on Twitter reads: "I am writing to inform you of my decision to exclude [redacted] for a fixed period of half a day. "This means that [redacted] is not allowed in school for this period. "The exclusion is effective on the afternoon of Wednesday, 12th May 2021. "I realise this exclusion may well be upsetting for you and your family, but the decision to exclude [redacted] has not been taken lightly. "[Redacted] has been excluded for racial abuse, during his technology lesson he shouted 'free Palestine'." Pro-Palestine protests have been held in many cities across the UK (Image: Getty Images) The relative claims her nephew made the remark 'in a discussion amongst classmates' and that he is also being asked to make an apology on Monday morning. However, in a statement issued to parents on Sunday evening (May 16), Parrs Wood High School said the boy was excluded because the remark was made towards a member of the school community based on their ethnicity. Prior to the second statement, the school's letter and decision taken by the school had attracted criticism online. Others have defended the school, especially once their statement around the circumstances was issued. On Sunday afternoon, it appeared both the Parrs Wood High School Twitter account and Facebook page had been removed.
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. Thousands of Palestinians have been forced to flee their homes after a week of sustained conflict. Since Monday night, Palestinian militant group Hamas has fired hundreds of rockets into Israel, whose military responded by barraging the Gaza Strip with tank fire and air strikes. At least 145 people in Gaza and eight in Israel have been killed since the fighting erupted on Monday night. In Israel those killed, include a six-year-old boy and a soldier.
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Demonstrations in support of Palestinians have taken place in cities across the UK including Manchester. A march started in Platt Fields Park yesterday and briefly saw Wilmslow Road blocked with protesters. An email sent to parents, the school said: "Parrs Wood High School is a proud comprehensive and diverse community school. "We have students from a wide variety of backgrounds, which is what makes our school so special. "You may have seen comments on social media pertaining to a student exclusion last week.
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"The school would like clarify some key points: "- The school did not, and would not, issue a Fixed Term Exclusion for stating 'Free Palestine' "- The school did issue a half day Fix Term Exclusions where the phrase 'Free Palestine' was directed at a member of our school community based on their ethnicity "- The school is concerned about the growing humanitarian crisis in the Middle East (the Gaza Strip, Israel and the West Bank) and will be working hard to support all of our students who are affected by this." Parrs Wood declined to comment any further when contacted by the MEN.