A former deputy headteacher at Rickmansworth School is embroiled in a legal battle against the parents of two students at the school where he is now headteacher, the MailOnline has reported.
According to an article published on December 12, the two parents from Pensby High School in Merseyside created a Facebook page called FamiliesFightFlanagan to launch what headteacher Kevin Flanagan has described as a “campaign of harassment” against him.
Mr Flanagan is reported to be claiming damages of £20,000 against the parents, who have removed their children from the school. The defendants are crowdfunding to cover the costs of a legal defence and, at the time of writing, have raised £375.
Defending Mr Flanagan, harassment law specialist Nick McAleenan said: “While he does so as an absolute last resort, Mr Flanagan – supported by the school’s governors – has been left with little option but to commence High Court proceedings.
“The alleged campaign – carried out both online and in person – has caused significant personal distress for him and his family.”