Verdala school of­fi­cials at­tacked

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

A po­lice re­port was filed yes­ter­day after school of­fi­cials’ were at­tacked, the ed­u­ca­tion min­istry said.

The state­ment did not name the school; nei­ther did it say who the “of­fi­cials” at­tacked were, or whether they are men or women.

Sources told The Malta In­de­pen­dent that the in­ci­dent took place at the boys’ se­condary school in Cospicua.

The three-sen­tence press state­ment said that the min­istry de­plored vi­o­lent acts and re­quested the au­thor­i­ties to take all nec­es­sary ac­tion.

The “of­fi­cials” men­tioned in the govern­ment state­ment were re­ferred to as “a teacher and other ed­u­ca­tors” by the Malta Union of Teach­ers.

This ag­gres­sion is un­ac­cept­able and symp­to­matic of the kind of sit­u­a­tions teach­ers face ev­ery day while car­ry­ing out their du­ties.

“In­stead of be­ing helped by par­ents, ed­u­ca­tors are find­ing lack of co­op­er­a­tion. Very of­ten, teach­ers are be­ing blamed by the par­ents for the short­com­ings of their chil­dren,” the MUT said, call­ing for bet­ter se­cu­rity in schools.

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