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Owner claims Kingsbury High School pupils "taunted" her dog
A woman claims her dog was taunted by school pupils as she went shopping.
Daphne Moss, of Hay Lane, Kingsbury, visited Costcutters with her miniature schnauzer Poppy and left her dog outside as she went shopping, earlier this month.
But when she stepped outside the store in Kingsbury Road, she claims that pupils from Kingsbury High School were taunting her dog by shouting at her and throwing water and small stones.
Mrs Moss said: “I was so angry they were doing that to Poppy. And when I told them to leave her alone, they just swore at me.”
After the incident, Mrs Moss says Poppy was visibly shaken by the abuse and was shaking for some time afterwards.
Since the incident three weeks ago, Mrs Moss wrote a letter to Jeremy Waxman, headteacher at Kingsbury High School, but she says she not received a reply.
She added: “I feel like I’ve been ignored by the school. I know quite a few people who are intimidated by pupils from the school.
“Some don’t even go near the park at the end of the school day, because they are worried about having abuse thrown at them.”
When the Harrow Times contacted the school, a spokeswoman said they had sent a reply to the address on the letter from Mrs Moss, but it was returned by Royal Mail as it could not be delivered.
Headteacher Mr Waxman said: “Kingsbury High School received a letter from Hay Lane, sent by someone whose signature was unfortunately not legible.
“The school immediately replied to the address given, thanking the correspondent for writing, emphasising the high standards that we expect of our students and undertaking to address students on the matters raised in the letter during school assembly.
“The letter was returned by Royal Mail tagged ‘address incomplete’."
He added the school discovered there are 26 flats at the address in the letter and because there was no flat number, they were unable to send the letter directly to Mrs Moss’ address.
The school added that pupils were spoken to about the incident during an assembly, after the letter was received.