Parents in a village divided over a decision by Carmarthenshire council to turn the local primary school into a Welsh medium school say they have had their tyres slashed and they have been spat and sworn at in the street.It continued
The parents, all of whom have children in the soon to be closed English medium stream at Ysgol Llangennech, near Llanelli, say they are not members of any political party but opposed plans to make the school Welsh medium only as part of the The Keep Llangennech Dual Group.
One mother with children at the school, who did not want to be named for fear of reprisals, said the cars vandalised belonged to parents attending a meeting to discuss the issue at a hall on Tower Grove on the evening of February 20.She and other parents believe people opposing their views are responsible.The parents, two mothers and one father, say the atmosphere in the village is bad with people unwilling to express their views because the situation has become so highly charged.Yesterday they told us
Police investigating tyres that were slashed in a village caught in a 'toxic' row over changes to the local school say the victims do not believe the two issues were linked.It said:
"Damaged tyres victims in Park Lane did not state or believe that they were targeted due to this issue. An investigation is ongoing."It said the force had not been made aware of other incidents of abuse or harassment.
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Why was it decided to place a photo of two members of Cymdeithas Yr Iaith to accompany the article.
If they are reluctant to name they source can they at least prove the existence of "The parents, all of whom have children in the soon to be closed English medium stream " and it did not come from an anonymous source?
To what extent did they contact Dyfed Powys Police to confirm the allegations and ask if those who tyres had been slashed (which is the only clear part of the story) claimed it was linked to opposition to the changes at the school?
There is clearly a Toxic atmosphere in the village it is not helped by false allegations and smears being made in the Welsh Media
Update apparently the Mule has apologised.
What actually do they mean by "Miscommunication"? Surly someone should have understood the damage such an interpretation could result from this?