A school has apologised after it accidentally sent a text to hundreds of parents – using the word C*NT.
St Dunstan’s School made the slip-up in a message asking mums and dads to fill in a form.
But instead of requesting students’ ‘country’ of birth, they failed to type the ‘O’ and ‘R’, giving the text a rather ruder meaning.
It read: “St Dunstan’s sch notice: Students will be bringing home a Data sheet for you to check & sign pls complete the 2 new sections Cunty of birth & Nationality.”
Staff at the school in Glastonbury, Somerset, quickly realised their mistake – and apologised five minutes after the original text was sent, at 11.37am on Monday.
The second text said:
“St Dunstan’s School: Apology on the spelling error on the previous text, should read Country.”
The cringeworthy messages – which are written in 21st century text speak and have shocking grammatical errors – were sent to the families of 340 plus pupils.
Bemused parents shared screenshots of the hilarious text online.
One person who received it, Nathan Gray, described the drama as a “rather major cock up”, while Becky O’Rourke simply said: “*facepalm*”
Another Facebook user wrote:
“My Mum said, ‘Poor secretary that sent that, do you think the C*nty Council gave her the sack?'”
St Dunstan’s School said the person who sent the text is “distraught”.
Keith Howard, who is headteacher at the school, which was rated ‘inadequate’ in a recent Ofsted inspection, said: “We apologise for any offence.
“The person who did it is distraught.
“We never intended to offend anybody.
“Some people are also uncertain as to why it was written like that. We only have 30 characters.
“It should have been checked before it went out.”