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20 October, 2019
 
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Young student says teacher roughed him up

Arrest warrant issued for Limassol school teacher accused of attacking nine-year-old student

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An elementary student in Limassol says he was roughed up by his teacher, while the boy’s legal guardian says this was not an isolated incident.

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According to media reports, a 9-year-old boy said he was pushed to a wall by his teacher at a state elementary school in Limassol.

According to the boy’s grandfather, the teacher grabbed the student by the T-shirt and pushed him to a wall, causing the boy to bump his head

The boy’s grandfather, who spoke to the media in broken Greek, said he had taken the youngster to the Emergency Room at Limassol General Hospital after realizing his grandson had a bump on the head.

Some reports said the boy had walked to class holding a bag of ice, with the teacher calling him out and the student replying he had a headache. According to additional reports, the teacher had a verbal argument with the student before taking him out of the classroom and into an office.

According to the boy’s grandfather, the teacher grabbed the student by the T-shirt and pushed him to a wall, causing the boy to bump his head onto a hard surface in the office.

The boy, who reportedly gave a video deposition in the presence of a Turkish language speaker and a child services official, also alleged that the teacher had threatened the student not to say anything about the incident or else the educator would do worse things to the youngster.

The boy’s grandson said this was not the first time the teacher had roughed up the boy, adding that he went to the police this time before another incident took place.

Police told Knews an official report of the incident was pending while an arrest warrant has been issued for the teacher.

 

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