United Kingdom has suspended a teacher of a state high school in northern England who showed controversial images of Prophet Muhammad to children.

The image shown at Batley Grammar School was reportedly taken from the same series of caricatures first published in the French satirical magazine

After the British teacher showed the cartoons, about two dozen protesters gathered outside the school to denounce the move on Thursday.

Local media said more people continued to demonstrate near the school on Friday.

The school in West Yorkshire, where there is a large Muslim community, has apologized through a televised statement where its head teacher Gary Kibble said using the cartoon in a religious studies lesson was totally inappropriate