Dundonald High School pupils 'told to remove poppies'

Poppy badge Mr McNarry said pupils had reported that they wear told to remove their poppies

Related Stories

An Ulster Unionist MLA has said he has been contacted by parents of Dundonald High School students, claiming pupils have been told to take poppies off.

David McNarry has sent an email to the school asking if this was true and what the school's policy on wearing poppies was.

He said he had yet to receive a reply from it.

The school told BBC Radio Ulster that it was unable to comment on individual cases.

"However where parents have concerns, Dundonald High School is always willing to discuss such concerns," it said.

"The school has extended an invitation to do so in this case."

Mr McNarry said he wanted to see the matter "nipped in the bud" before it had the potential to escalate. He said it had involved four pupils and one teacher.

"What the parents are telling me is that the children have been refused entry into the classroom while wearing a poppy," Mr McNarry said.

"The reaction I'm getting from parents is one of shock.

"If there's no truth in this then let Dundonald High School say so."

Mr McNarry said the school should be teaching pupils about why the poppy is sold and why people would want to wear it with pride.

More on This Story

Related Stories

More Northern Ireland stories

RSS

Features

  • Kim Jong-ilKorean kidnap

    The film stars abducted by North Korea and forced to make movies


  • TabletFeeling flat

    Are tablets losing their appeal?


  • scarlett Johansson7 days quiz

    Did someone try to impersonate Scarlett on the red carpet?


  • Woman reading on subwayCover shots Watch

    The disappearing books of the New York city subway


  • llamasLlama drama

    Two unlikely fugitives go on the run in Arizona


Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.