The Julio Acosta Institute in San Ramón has remained locked tight since Monday, due to a student strike backed by parents.The students and parents accuse a teacher of biology, math and physics of subjecting students to verbal and psychological abuse.

San Ramon high school students take to the streets in strike against school. Photo La Nacion
San Ramon high school students take to the streets in strike against school. Photo La Nacion

So tight is security that not even night school students have been able to enter the Institute for classes. Tatiana Zuñiga, speaking for the parents, says they want the teacher to leave her post at the school.

Spokesman for the students, Jonathan Sossa, confirmed Zuñiga’s version and added that the student would not permit replacement of the school’s director, just the offending teacher. The fifth year student said that he and 2,000 other students want to see her reassigned to another school.

Press officer of the Eduction Ministry, Esteban Azofeifa, said that the case has been transferred to the discipline section of the ministry. “Right now, what I know is that the teacher is on sick leave until April 21,” said Azofeifa.

Article by iNews.co.cr


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