The police are "supporting" a Birmingham school after its head teacher received a death threat on Facebook from a parent over teaching pupils about homosexuality.

Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson, head of Anderton Park School in Sparkhill, was sent a message saying: "Any headteacher who teaches my children it's alright to be gay will be at the end of my shotgun."

Chief Superintendent Richard Moore, of West Midlands Police, said: "We have been supporting the school in relation to Facebook messages that concern the use of anti-homophobic teaching resources at the school.

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