A school in Greater Manchester has sent a letter to parents telling them to stop smoking weed at the school gates.
Deborah Binns, deputy head of St John’s Primary in Radcliffe, sent the letter home after some parents complained that they had seen people smoking joints as they dropped their children off at the school.
The letter, sent to parents on February 11, asks parents to “set a good example” for children and adds that the police have been informed.
The letter to parents reads: “We have had concerning reports that parents have been using cannabis around the school premises as they drop off and collect their children. This has been reported by parents and has been noticed by some of the older children.
"This is a serious safeguarding concern and if further complaints are brought to our attention, we will notify the relevant authorities. We have informed the community police service and they are likely to be keeping a close eye on the situation.
"Please respect our school as a place of learning and make sure you set an appropriate example within the community.”
A photo of the letter was posted to the Spotted:Radcliffe Facebook page, where Sarah Sharples wrote: “Surely people who smoke it can wait til they get home or at least away from the school to smoke it."
Phil Burrows added: "It’s totally inappropriate, you aren’t setting an example, and 90 per cent of the parents of that school would not have their children in that kind of environment."