The education secretary said closing schools was "not in children's best interests" despite London's Covid spike.
Stand-off between education secretary and Greenwich as three authorities advise schools to switch to online amid Covid surge.
Local authority leader Danny Thorpe said ‘immediate action’ was needed.
Three foxes were shot in "absolutely shocking" and "disturbing" attacks last week, London's Metropolitan Police said.
The Metropolitan Police said a number of other people were injured in the incident in Greenwich, south-east London.
Gary Davies, 50, is believed to have known the victim, 56.