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December 26, 2011

Two UK teachers resign over denigrating remarks about students

Two teachers of Westcott primary school posted some belittling remarks about their pupils on Facebook

By CBR Staff Writer

Two primary school teachers resigned from a school in UK after it was revealed that they posted some belittling remarks about their pupils on the social networking site Facebook. One posting said "No wonder everyone is thick … inbreeding must damage brain development."

The Facebook comments print-outs were reportedly posted on fencing near the primary school.

In another post, one of them referred to seeing pupils queuing in a discount store.

This online exchange, reportedly took place between the teachers, subsequently inviting their ire.

Former head Debbie Johnson and teacher Nyanza Roberts of Westcott primary school had "decided to relinquish their posts," according to Hull City Council.

Mary Wallace the chair of governors of the school said in a letter that she promised to keep the parents updated with any developments at the school. I can assure you that the children’s education and welfare continue to lie at the heart of everything we do and the school is running smoothly under the leadership of Mr Roe, the deputy headteacher who will take over as acting headteacher until a new headteacher is recruited," added Wallace.

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