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CCTV in schools under consideration

House Education Committee discusses school security measures


House of Representatives Education Committe met today to discuss measures aimed at increasing security in and around schools. Following the ''unprecedented'' abduction of two 11 year old boys from their school yesterday, the president of the committee Kyriakos Chatzigiannis said that the introduction of cameras is under consideration as well as how to fill in the security gaps in the morning when parents drop off their children at school.

Regarding yesterday's incident he noted that he was informed that school overseers were at the school at the moment of the abduction, however, he said, ''I do not want to blame anyone''.

The suspect, Yiorgos Nicolaou, is accused of kidnapping two 11-year-olds from Larnaca’s Kamares public elementary school on Tuesday morning just before the morning bell. He reportedly approached five boys and told them he was a new teacher, with two of them responding to his call to help transport some items. 

video released Wednesday shows the suspect walking away with the two boys.

Police went on high alert when the incident was reported with road blocks and helicopters being used in a massive search effort to locate the suspect. 

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