Went to eldest sons assembly. It was meant to show some of the funnier sides of education and included the joke
Owner to Vet: My rottweiler has cross eyes
Vet: I'm going to have to put him down
Owner: Put down! just for cross eyes?
Vet: No because he's heavy
I challenged the teacher after school as under the circumstances it was insensitive. Apparently elder son had said something about not finding it very funny due to Gandalf being sick, and was told it was only a joke.
I was told off for being over-sensitve as it was only a joke, and how as she to know.
Younger son was also in assembly.
I'd hate to see what the consequences would have been if Wednesday's vet exam had not gone differently. I'd only kept the school office informed incase the children were upset, and updated them when we knew he wasn't put down.
(thats a close to a smiley with steam coming out of its ears as I can find)