I live in the UK.
I recently sent an email to a group of my friends (only close friends) about an incident that has happened recently at my school through the school email (which operates through Outlook).
A member of staff has been arrested on suspicion of a crime (that I don't wish to mention) and is under continuing investigation. I mentioned this incident in a joke in this email.
The school have sinced tracked this email down - they've been monitoring emails for keywords since this case - and have now started questioning me about it.
What should I do? I fear this could have some serious implications - could I get in legal trouble or will it have to be maintained within the school?