Saudi Teacher Accused of Breaking a Student's Nose Following Quarrel

Published October 31st, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The boy is a first year student at Imam Al-Dhahabi Secondary School in Sharurah (SPA/File)
The boy is a first year student at Imam Al-Dhahabi Secondary School in Sharurah (SPA/File)

A teacher at a secondary school in Sharurah has been accused of punching a student and breaking the boy’s nose.

The boy’s father reported the incident to police and the Minister of Education, and education chiefs have begun an inquiry, Al-Watan newspaper reported.

The alleged attack happened last Tuesday at Imam Al-Dhahabi Secondary School in Sharurah, where the boy is a first-year student.

“My son did not commit a sin that deserves a strong punch by the teacher, leaving his nose broken and twisted,” said his father, Mohammed Mahdi Al-Hammami.

He was called to the school and took his son to the hospital. “Doctors performed partial rhinoplasty surgery, and then I had to move him to Riyadh the next day to complete his treatment.”

The Director-General of Education in Najran province, Dr. Mohsen Hakmi, ordered a committee to be formed to investigate the incident.

“There was a quarrel between the student and the teacher resulting in an assault by the teacher on the student, which led to a broken nose, according to a preliminary report,” a spokesman said. “The committee has started to investigate the case in the school and we will announce the results in due course.”

 

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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