Children return to school rocked by sex abuse claims

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CHILDREN returned to a Sheffield school at the centre of sex abuse claims today but some are still being kept at home by their parents.

Parents, carers and community representatives gathered at Greenlands Nursery Infants in Darnall this morning after a two-day closure sparked by the arrest of a male member of staff - not a teacher - over allegations a pupil was sexually assaulted.

A man was arrested last week over an allegation of a ‘serious sexual assault’ and is now on bail pending enquiries.

Some allowed their children back for lessons today but others walked the youngsters home, claiming they were still unhappy with the information being provided by the school about the sex abuse claims.

Hundreds of parents have signed a petition calling for headteacher Sue Daniels to resign over the way the matter has been handled and condemning her for not informing parents about the allegation for 48 hours.