Paphos police are investigating a complaint by four high-school pupils alleging that they were physically assaulted by one of their teachers.
According to the Cyprus News Agency, the four pupils claim they were beaten during a physical education class.
After reporting the case to police, the pupils went to Paphos general hospital for treatment.
The doctor examining them found that three of the children had bruises; the fourth pupil complained of dizziness and was held for treatment.
Police were expected to interview the teacher in question.