Jersey headteacher denies installing cat litter trays in school toilets

In a letter to parents seen by ITV News, the JCG Principal called the rumours "nonsense and utterly ludicrous". Credit: ITV Channel/Jersey College for Girls

The headteacher at a Jersey secondary school has written to parents denying rumours the college had "installed cat litter trays" in its toilets.

The email was sent to parents with children at Jersey College for Girls - a fee-paying school in the island's capital, St Helier - on Tuesday 25 April.

While the note doesn't go into any detail how the bizarre rumour began, parents have told ITV News it had been circulating for several months.

The school's principal, Carl Howarth, wrote: "Dear Parents, I really cannot believe I am writing this email but here we go...

"We have been aware for some time of rumours that we have installed cat litter trays in our toilets.

"We had thought that, as it was so clearly nonsense and utterly ludicrous, these rumours would naturally stop without our involvement.

"However, rather bizarrely that doesn't seem to be the case."

Parents received an email from the school's headteacher asking them to 'correct anybody who may talk to you about it' Credit: Jersey College for Girls

Mr Howarth concluded by shutting down the rumour, asking parents to "correct anybody who may talk to you about it", adding "Right, back to reality..."

The school is the latest to become embroiled in the "cat litter trays in schools" urban myth, which started in the United States.

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