In Nicosia High School, a 13yearold student was seriously injured when three peers threw him to the ground, resulting in a fractured shoulder blade. This incident is part of the concerning increase in school violence, leading to discussions on improving student safety and hospitalizations.
The government of Cyprus has approved a set of measures to address the high rates of school violence in the country. These measures include initiatives to fight racism, violence prevention courses, and alternative programs for children with disruptive behavior. Plans to set up special schools for delinquents and provide teacher training courses for handling violent situations are also being considered. The lack of training and changing societal conditions are seen as contributing factors to the increase in school violence.