A school in London claims it has received about 200 abusive messages after a rainbow-coloured crossing was installed outside its building.

It said the crossing was painted last week in celebration of LGBT History Month and has prompted some angry reactions on social media.

However, the school in Wood Green said that would not deter it from continuing its work on equality.

The crossing was funded by Haringey Council.

A spokeswoman for the school said the abusive messages were sent to the school on Twitter and Instagram, but were “not from parents or anyone connected with the school”, adding that the school had been “overwhelmed with positive messages of support from parents, carers and [its] community”.

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