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Lead British International School Shut Down Over Bullying, Assault

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Lead British International School in Abuja has been temporarily shut down for three days following a viral video depicting a disturbing incident of bullying within the school premises.

Naija News reports that the decision to shut down the school was announced during a press briefing attended by concerned parents on Tuesday at the school premises.

The viral bullying video sparked public outrage, showing a female student being subjected to physical and emotional abuse by her peers. The disturbing footage depicted the victim being repeatedly slapped by another female student in what appeared to be an interrogation session.

The incident prompted widespread condemnation and calls for swift action to address the issue of bullying within the school community.

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Abraham Ogunkambi, the Head of Lead British International School, issued a statement on Tuesday, stating, “The school management is treating this matter with the utmost seriousness.”

He confirmed the launch of an investigation into the matter and added that the school has already been in contact with the victim and her parents, offering support and counseling services to help them manage the emotional and psychological effects of the incident.

The temporary shutdown aims to allow for a thorough investigation and to address the issue of bullying within the school community.

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The school management’s prompt response and commitment to supporting the victim and her family have been acknowledged by parents and the public.

The incident has also raised concerns about the need for greater awareness and action to prevent bullying in schools.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and Editor at Naija News.

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