Published: 2018-11-12 13:09
Last Updated: 2018-11-12 13:24
A teacher was attacked by the father of one of his students at a public school in Irbid on Monday, November 12.
Waleed al-Jallad, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Education, said that the ministry is closely following up on the incident that took place at Al Humma School in the Bani Kinanah District.
Jallad told Petra news agency that the teacher was taken to Al Yarmouk Governmental Hospital, without disclosing the severity of his health condition.
The official further condemned the parent’s actions and stressed that the ministry rejects such behaviour and any form of school violence, no matter the reasoning behind it.
Jallad confirmed that the ministry has instructed the Department of Legal Affairs to proceed with the necessary legal action against the aggressor.
Jordan has seen a rise in teacher-parent violence over the past several months.
In September, dozens of students violently attacked their school in Madaba, but that wasn’t the only unfortunate school-related incident to take place that week.
In Zarqa, it was parents who took their anger out on a school in the city of Dhlail.
Parents marched to their local Prince Abdullah School, broke in and assaulted the headmistress and teachers, as well as vandalized school property and forced the students to leave their classrooms.
At the time, the parents said that they attacked the school because they were “too upset that the school administrator had ignored their ongoing complaints until this day.”