Con­cern over pupil sparks coun­cil re­ply

Evening Times - - NEWS -

GLAS­GOW City Coun­cil took the unusual step of is­su­ing a state­ment af­ter a post went vi­ral on so­cial me­dia over con­cerns about a pupil at a school.

The post, which has re­ceived hun­dreds of likes and shares on Face­book, was writ­ten by a mem­ber of the pub­lic over con­cerns about How­ford Pri­mary School on the South Side.

Now the coun­cil has stepped in to re­as­sure the pub­lic.

The lo­cal au­thor­ity said com­ments had caused dis­tress to the fam­ily con­cerned.

A spokes­woman said: “Peo­ple should be mind­ful be­fore shar­ing posts on­line, as per­sonal and of­ten com­plex cir­cum­stances are not known and rarely taken into ac­count.

“We can’t go into de­tail in or­der to pro­tect the pri­vacy, well-be­ing, and wel­fare of our fam­i­lies, but be as­sured that the mat­ter has been fully con­sid­ered and the pupil and fam­ily are safe.”

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