Hospitalized student beaten by teacher over ‘lemon’, student claims

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AMMAN — A teacher has been referred to the Public Prosecutor for allegedly beating a student at one of the schools in Bani Kinanah district, according to Al-Ghad News.اضافة اعلان

The student’s parents filed a complaint about the teacher with the public prosecutor which investigated the case.

The student was distracting other students in the classroom when the incident occurred, according to the teacher. When the case was investigated by the school principal, the student said the reason he was beaten by the teacher was for “a lemon” without elaborating further.

The teacher’s family concluded a tribal reconciliation agreement with the student’s family, guaranteeing that they would pay all the student’s medical expenses until he is fully recovered.

The tribal reconciliation agreement will be filed Sunday with the Public Prosecutor in order to arrange bail for the teacher.

Director of the Education Department in Bani Kinanah, Othman Bani Younis, visited the student, Aws Abdul Kareem, who is being treated at Princess Basma Hospital, to check on his medical condition, according to Al-Ghad.

Bani Younis told Al-Ghad that an investigation committee was formed to investigate the incident and submit a final report to the Ministry of Education.
The director said that the student was in good health and would be discharged from hospital on Saturday.

He added that the education department will take the necessary measure against the teacher after the investigation was completed.

Spokesperson of the Education Ministry, Ahmad Masaafeh, said that corporal punishment of students is considered a reckless act which the ministry strongly rejects, since it does not conform to its educational philosophy, vision, message, and values.

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