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I sympathise with Dr Lafferty's situation - the school my daughter
attends expereinces similar problems. I too have spoken to parents and
have been met with a mixture of abuse and silence.
The situation was improved a little by the involvement of the head
teacher - his pleas in school newsletters had some effect but it was short
-lived. The most effective action was for the Head to involve the Police:
traffic wardens outside the school each day for a week at 8.45 and 3.15
did the trick!