Malta’s Police Force has confirmed that it will be investigating the bullying case captured on camera of a young girl sent directly to newsroom Lovin Malta.
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The police did not specify who it will be pressing charges against or interrogating, but the parents of the students involved in the footage will be held accountable, whether fully or somewhat, for the actions of their children.
District Police and Community Officers are currently, according to reports, working together with the school in question to address the situation. The incident also sparked an official comment by the recently appointed Minister for Education and Sport Clifton Grima.
Taking to social media, the Minister said that the footage which is circulating is unacceptable, and it is so ‘because the actions go against all the principles which we believe in. I condemn every form of violence or bullying and the necessary action in regards to the victim and the aggressors is being taken.’
‘Despite the filmed incident shows an episode which happened weeks ago away from the school premises, the ministry has, with immediate effect, taken action with the administration of the college appealing to authorities to introduce surveillance and presence in the area where the incident happened after school hours.’
Child Protection Services and the College Psychosocial Team have also been informed to contribute to the investigation.
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