Back in the day, creative writing involved either writing essays or
postcards to imaginary pen-pals. But one Staffordshire school is
apologizing over a 14-year-old boy's letter to his mother after she
thought it was a suicide note.
According to the BBC, 14-year-old Wesley Walker was told by his teacher to write as though his mother as if he had a terminal illness and only had a few hours to live. Once she read it, she was convinced it was a suicide letter and thought her son was going to hang himself. In it, Wesley wrote:
"I want you to remember the fun times and the happy times, at my funeral make everyone were [sic] bright colours to remember my personality.
"I know I have been a pain at the best of times but I'm with Nan and Grandad now so I love you and goodbye."
He ends the letter by saying "please be strong for me" and signs off with six kisses and a heart.
Wow, no wonder his mother was pissed. A spokesperson for the school has since explained that it was all just a big misunderstanding , and that the exercise was just part of an "expressive art" lesson. So false alarm, but we're betting that the next round PTA meetings at that school are going to be pretty awkward.