Video : Teacher and Student hospitalized following clash at Horana Takshila
The Police have initiated inquiries regarding the tense situation that arose this morning at the Horana Thakshila College.
The police media office stated that the Horana Police have already taken statements from all the relevant parties.
A tense situation arose at the school after a student who was suspended arrived at the school with a group of individuals and assaulted a teacher in front of the school.
The student in question was suspended on disciplinary grounds in November last year and the Ministry of Education also granted approval regarding the suspension.
However, the student in question had arrived at the school with his parents and had stated that he wants to continue his education.
In response the principal of Horana Thakshila College had stated that the student cannot be permitted to return to school until the disciplinary inquiry was over.
Upon leaving the school the student had gotten into an argument with the Master in Charge of Sport of the school near the school gate and the argument had lead to a scuffle between the teacher and the student’s father to which bystanders had also joined in.
The teacher who was injured in the clash has been admitted to the Horana hospital and subsequently the student and his parents were also admitted to hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, a group of residents who had converged in front of the school engaged in a protest against the assault on the teacher.