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Complainant Name:
Andrew Lovett

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail

Complaint:

Andrew Lovett, Head of Tiverton High School, complained that an article which reported the details of a newsletter he had sent to pupils about their reaction to the snow was inaccurate. He said that he had not ‘banned’ the throwing of snowballs; that he did not say snowballs should not be thrown without ‘prior consent’; and that contrary to the article’s claim that the move had been described as ‘ridiculous’ by parents, he had not received any complaints from parents.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper apologised for any distress that might have been caused to the complainant and accepted that it had made a mistake in quoting something which was not in the complainant’s newsletter. The newspaper also agreed to put the complainant’s objections on record for future reference.

Report: 73



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