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  9/3/2012, Elul 16, 5772

MK Wilf: Mission of Education System to Fight Violence


Chairman Einat Wilf of the Knesset Education Committee said, Monday morning, "The deplorable and criminal behavior of the students who used violence and vandalism against a teacher and her house during her vacation shows that the first and most important task of the education system is still to fight all forms of violence by students among their own ranks and by students against teachers and the teaching staff." She was responding to the report of a break-in, apparently by Rosh Ha'ayin students at the home of a vacationing teacher, which resulted in vandalism, theft and credit-card abuse.

Dr. Wilf continued, "This behavior is more common than we would like to believe, and therefore it is the highest obligation of the education system to prevent violence and ensure the atmosphere of safe and productive learning at school."