The Madaba school vandalism incident explained

Jordan

Published: 2018-09-04 12:54

Last Updated: 2018-09-04 13:33


The students destroyed their desks and other property around the school. (YouTube)
The students destroyed their desks and other property around the school. (YouTube)
Roya News Source

The Minister of Education, Azmi Mahafzah, explained on Tuesday the reason why dozens of students from Al Faisaleyyah school in Madaba vandalized their school, in viral videos that shocked the Jordanian community on Sunday.

Mahafzah said that a preliminary investigation has revealed that the school’s teachers went on strike after the headmaster requested to be transferred to another school.

This explains why none of the teachers were seen in any of the videos, which showed students destroying school property and chanting: "Coup, coup... that's what the people want."

The students rebelled in protest of the headmaster’s decision as well, not only by causing havoc inside the school, but by deflating one of his car wheels as well.

In one of the videos, the new headmaster was seen trying, and failing, to control the raging crowd.

The Ministry of Education is yet to reveal how the students will be punished for their actions.

However, social media users have a clear idea of what should happen to the rebellious boys.