A Black Country father who set up a website attacking his son's school has defied education officials who started legal action yesterday to shut it down.
Robin Lowe set up the internet forum after his 12-year-old son claimed he was repeatedly bullied at Tividale High School, in Oldbury, Sandwell.
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council had written to the 37-year-old asking him to remove the website by 4pm yesterday before seeking a High Court injunction against him.
The site was still active last night and Councillor Ian Jones, Cabinet member for schools and education, said the council was "reluctantly" seeking legal advice with a view to High Court action.
He said: "We all believe in freedom of speech but the allegations which are contained here are unfounded and defamatory.
"I am assured every single allegation made by this particular parent has been investigated by the school and have not been substantiated."
He added: "We are taking this action reluctantly, because we have been unable to resolve this matter with the parent."
But Mr Lowe, of Oldbury, said the website would remain active until a court orders him to close it.
"I have agreed to take off the names, but the allegations are staying because that's the whole point. We want the school to face up to the problems."
Last night teachers were still named on the website.
A council spokesman said the possibility of individual members of staff suing for libel could not be ruled out.