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Teachers, students go on the rampage in school

the aftermath:Damaged furniture and broken glass strewn around the campus in Purasawalkam. —Photo: K.V. Srinivasan

the aftermath:Damaged furniture and broken glass strewn around the campus in Purasawalkam. —Photo: K.V. Srinivasan  

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A group of teachers and students of a government-aided school on Thursday went on the rampage, reportedly over the decision of the management to appoint a new principal for the school. The teachers allege that there are irregularities in the appointment of the principal.

According to police sources, the protesters damaged furniture and some persons were injured. Following the incident, blood stains were found on the floor of the school at a number of spots. Broken glass panes and damaged furniture were strewn all around the campus.

Members associated with Sir M.Ct. Muthiah Chettiar Higher Secondary School Teaching and Non-teaching Staff Association reportedly led a protest on the premises of the school in Purasawalkam. .“Over 30 teaching and non-teaching staff had been protesting for the past few days by refusing to sign the attendance register. On Thursday, some of them instigated students to protest. We had to call the police,” said S. Ravi Shankar, principal of the school.

The teachers and the management have been at loggerheads over the past few years over several issues. Earlier, the High Court had directed the management and the staff “not to involve in activities that are detrimental to the interest of the students.”

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