Tragically, this year, a 47-year-old London rabbi, Berish Englander, got into difficulties while bathing and despite the best efforts of bystanders was pronounced dead on arrival at the local hospital.
According to the current issue of the Cambrian News, Reeves removed the disgusting comment "when he realised he had upset people". The paper says he's explained that "his comment was sparked by the fact that he felt that the death could have been avoided."
The paper has been contacted by an unnamed individual who said of the "totally unacceptable comment":
"It was an extremely insensitive remark and particularly disturbing when a person is a schoolteacher.
And in terms of the Holocaust, the Jewish people were told they were going for a shower, when in fact they were going to the gas chambers. At best you could say it was a crass remark made without thinking."Without thinking, eh? The comment, which Reeves described to the newspaper as "a silly mistake" has a repellent stench.
The local education authority is reported to have asked Ysgol Penweddig's governors to investigate the matter thoroughly.