A 56-year-old Tanach teacher tells of the horrific embarrassing incident, the attack in which he was jumped in class and his trousers and undergarment pulled down in the classroom in front of tens of students. The teacher, in the northern district, explains he used his last ounce of emotional determination to remain in school on that day and continue facing the boys and girls in the classroom after being so humiliated. A number of hours following the assault he was transported to an emergency room with chest pain, but B”H he was released a number of hours later. The teacher filed a complaint with police against the 9th graders involved.
The teachers in that school held an emergency meeting on erev Shabbos 5 Adar 5773, expressing outrage and utter disgust over the incident. They teachers were additionally upset to learn the school’s administration tried to bury the incident and cut a deal with the parents of those involved, but they were unwilling to be so accommodating.
Ministry of Education officials have instructed Northern District heads to expel the youths and deal with the case in accordance to ministry guidelines.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)