Indian teacher flees after boxcutter threat from students

Indian teacher flees after boxcutter threat from students
April 26 12:35 2018

An Indian teacher has fled Shaviyani atoll after students assaulted him and threatened him with a boxcutter, local media reported Thursday, the second incident of school violence in as many days.

VFP Online reported that the teacher worked at Funadhoo island school.

An eyewitness said the grade 10 students were unhappy with the way an assignment had been marked and initially attacked the teacher with a chair.

“The teacher went to the supervisor’s room but was sent back to the class by his superiors. That is when they put a boxcutter to his neck. He has left for Malé now to leave the country,” the eyewitness told VFP.

Funadhoo school officials refused to give more information on the incident while Education Ministry officials were unavailable for comment.

Earlier this week Majeediyyaa School teachers went on strike after one of their number was suspended for defending himself when assaulted by a student.

The Indian teacher was threatened by a gang, according to local media. He left the country with his wife, who was a teacher at the same school.

There were two separate assaults on school premises at the start of the year, with one student attacked in a case of mistaken identity.

At the time the education ministry said it was working with police on strengthening security in schools.

Photo: VFP

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  1. dheyo
    April 26, 15:16 #1 dheyo

    When leaders of a society no longer obey the rules that are supposed to uphold, when elders are no longer worthy of respect, when a people have they history stolen and re-written to fit a political agenda, when guardians are forced to economic servitude…you get Maldives.

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  2. MissIndia
    April 29, 22:15 #2 MissIndia

    What action have the school authorities and Education Ministry taken against the thug who threatened the teacher? I cannot understand why Indian teachers are risking their lives to educate a bunch of violent hooligans on some godforsaken dump called Shaviyani atoll. Not the most exciting career move for sure. I don’t imagine the salary and living conditions on this dump are anything to shout about either.

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  3. Ma n I
    April 30, 21:38 #3 Ma n I

    What happened for Indians work permit for maladives still visa I haven’t get from Mar 25 until now

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