Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson publicly condemned the 'toxic and nasty' protests in Birmingham
The head of a primary school embroiled in a LGBT row has lashed out at parents for whipping up 'hatred and division' in their protests against the teaching of homosexuality in lessons.
Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson of Anderton Park primary in Moseley, Birmingham, heaped pressure on rallying parents to end their weeks of demonstrations by threatening to bring a legal case against them.
But the protesters, who have faced down counter rallies from LGBT activists outside the school gates, have vowed to continue their organised disruption.
Miss Hewitt-Clarkson took to the airwaves today to publicly condemn the 'toxic and nasty' protests and warned that her pupils' safety was being put at risk.
Speaking to BBC Radio Five Live, Miss Hewitt-Clarkson said equality education is 'crucial', and making changes would be 'the thin end of a very sinister wedge'.
She added: 'Our country will fall apart if that happens.'
Lessons ended early on Friday at Anderton primary school for the half-term break after a decision by school leaders concerned about safety amid the protests
Defiant Miss Hewitt-Clarkson said she will not change what is taught at the school because of the demonstrations (pictured)
LGBT activist Edan Powell (right) debates with protester Zafar Majid, who has been campaigning against relationship education
Lessons ended early on Friday for the half-term break after a decision by school leaders concerned about safety amid the protests.
Defiant Miss Hewitt-Clarkson said she will not change what is taught at the school because of the demonstrations.
In a series of tweets on Friday night, West Midlands Police said in response to questions from the public that investigations into 'a number of criminal offences' at the protests were ongoing.
'We will act where people seek to exploit these matters and break the law,' the force said.
Miss Hewitt-Clarkson added that the school is now seeking an injunction against the demonstrations.
She said: 'There is a real despair that has made this us-and-them feeling.
'It's only a small minority of parents and actually a majority are totally fed up of this.
Shakeel Afsar addresses the demonstration - branded 'toxic and nasty' by the head - outside Anderton Park Primary School
Miss Hewitt-Clarkson added that the school is now seeking an injunction against the demonstrations
'It's not peaceful, it is aggressive, it's rude.
'Their tactics are very bullying and intimidating, they're meant to crush the spirit of people like me, and other women.'
She added there had been 'sexism, misogyny, racism, on top of all the homophonic stuff and everything else we've had'.
She added it had been 'really toxic, nasty, uncivil behaviour'.
The chief constable of West Midlands Police and Education Secretary Daman Hinds have this week both called for protests outside the school to stop.
Mr Hinds said on Thursday that the demonstrations are 'unacceptable', adding: