More than 100 correspondents of matriculation schools in Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts took part in a meeting here on Thursday to condemn the attack on a school correspondent.

R.J. Bhuvanesh, correspondent, Kaligi Ranganathan Montford Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Perambur, was assaulted and injured allegedly by a parent of a child studying in the school on Wednesday.

According to R. Janardhanan, Chairman of the school, some parents formed a parent student welfare association and were trying to mobilise support of other parents. The group of parents were demanding implementation of the fee structure by the school.

“When we saw that some parents were collecting money for the association and had issued receipts in the name of the school, we questioned them for which they attacked the correspondent,” he said.

Representatives of the various school federations demanded the arrest of those who attacked the correspondent. They also sought protection for teachers.

“Kaligi Ranganathan Montford Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Perambur will remain closed until our demands are met,” said K.R. Nandha Kumaar, State General Secretary, Tamilnadu Nursery, Primary, Matriculation and Higher Secondary Schools' Association. D. Christudas, General Secretary, Tamil Nadu Nursery Primary Higher Secondary Schools Management Association, said many matriculation schools would be forced to close down with the introduction of the new fee structure.

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