Dear Parents and Carers, the following concerns a most sensitive matter and one that we have not elaborated on in school purely for the reason that we did not wish to cause any undue emotional distress to our students and felt it was better to raise it with you in the first instance.
You will be aware of the most tragic and worrying sequence of events that occurred last weekend in Walsall town centre resulting in the death by stabbing of a young man. We have been informed by the police that footage of this attack was shared on Face Book and has been circulated over recent days amongst the general public. We have also been made aware that the content of this footage is most distressing and not something that any of us would wish to view, never mind our children and students.
We felt it was important that we made you aware of this content and of the upset it will undoubtedly cause if viewed, allowing you to be prepared, forewarned and to be able to monitor matters should it be raised at home by your child(ren) in passing conversation. Please do not hesitate to contact either myself or Mrs Roberts (DSL) should you have any additional information, concerns or questions re the enclosed, we will endeavour to do our best to answer them and support you in any way we can.