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21 November, 2019
 
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Young intruders assault assistant principal

State educator in Paphos pushed to the ground after telling off a group of out-of-school teens

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A teachers union says a school principal in Paphos was physically attacked by out-of-school youngsters, adding that this is not the first time educators have had to endure similar behaviour from unruly teens.

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OELMEK said it had called on government officials to put in place a set of measures to prevent similar incidents and protect students and teachers

According to local media, OELMEK state teachers union has written a letter to the Education ministry to report an incident last Thursday, where a group of unruly teens allegedly entered a state high school and started bothering students.

An educator, described as assistant principal, saw the youths entering the school premises and went to tell them off, according to OELMEK, with the unruly teens responding by striking her in the back and pushing her to the ground.

Police told Knews no complaint had been filed with police. It was later understood that law enforcement officials had been notified and some action was taken over the incident.

OELMEK said it had called on government officials to put in place a set of measures to prevent similar incidents and protect students and teachers.

State teachers unions have been up in arms with the government over recent measures, with organised educators saying evaluation programs and semester exams applied this year were not carefully planned. Teachers also call on the ministry to boost security in schools.

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