Viral Message: An official from the Department of Education has confirmed that parents across the United Kingdom will be fined for every child who is missing school today because of the snow.
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An official from the Department of Education has confirmed that parents across the United Kingdom will be fined for every child who is missing school today because of the snow.
Eduard Fin De Cloche added that £30 fixed penalties will be payable per child, per day, even if the school has closed due to safety concerns or a lack of staff.
All funds that are generated from the fines are used to find diversity and cultural awareness programmes, including The Campaign For Equal Equality and Cultural Culture in Schools.’
Viral Message Verification :- The news about “Department of Education has confirmed that parents across the United Kingdom will be fined for every child who is missing school today because of the snow”, has been widely shared across the social media. The news was published with a title “Official confirms parents will be FINED for every child missing school because of the snow”, on a website southendnewsnetwork.
In the about SNN section it writes “Southend News Network was originally started in October 2015 with no real aims or objectives in mind other than to add a satirical/spoof-like touch to issues that people are passionate about in Southend On Sea. Above all else, SNN is all about having the occasional ‘dig’ at the powers that be, as well a slightly bigger and more frequent ‘dig’ at certain elements of local media!”.
So the above news information being shared is a satire and need not be taken seriously.
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