Cyprus Mail

Teacher accused of pushing pupil charged and released (updated)

A Limassol primary school teacher, who was arrested on Wednesday after police were informed that he had used violence against a nine-year-old student, was charged and released later in the day.

According to the student’s report to the police, after being rude to the teacher during a lesson, the teacher then allegedly took the boy to his office where he pulled him by his shirt and pushed him against a wall, hitting his head.

The student went home and informed his grandfather, who is his legal guardian about the incident, after which his grandfather took him to the police station to formally file a complaint.

Police issued an arrest warrant for the teacher on Wednesday, arresting him later in the day.

The teacher, who denied the claims made by his nine-year-old student, was charged and released after providing the police with his own side of the story.

Upon completion, the case file will be sent to the legal service for advice on how to move forward with the matter.

The education minister has been informed about the incident.


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