Student beaten to death by teacher


March 9 th, 2015

A 12-year-old student died Sunday in Egypt after being severely beaten by a teacher, authorities said at a time when child abuse is assuming alarming proportions in the country. The teacher has been suspended, according to the Ministry of Education. Corporal punishment is common in Egyptian schools. Towards the end of 2014, two students died in accidents related to malfunctioning equipment due to the negligence of the authorities.

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