Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Switzerland: Syrian Migrant youth broke teacher’s jaw because she asked the ‘wrong’ question
A 14-year-old Syrian migrant seriously assaulted his Swiss female teacher because she asked him the "wrong" questions, Free West Media reports. The incident, that took place in the picturesque municipality of Möriken-Wildegg in Switzerland, has caused shock in the country.
Reportedly the secondary-school student broke the jaw of a teacher by punching her repeatedly with his fist. He did this when she wanted to find out if he was once again carrying a knife – as he had already done in the past. According to journalist Alex Baur at Weltwoche the assault revolves around the 14-year-old "M".
He allegedly comes from a Syrian family with numerous kids, who arrived in Switzerland 5 years ago and lives on welfare. The migrant youth is described as "quite intelligent, self-confident and quick-witted".
"M" however constantly talks about the Quran. He also requested – "in Allah’s name" – that the girls from the area dress and behave more modestly. In this context he allegedly played with a knife in the Hellmatt school’s recess court.
This, according to Weltwoche, resulted in him having to empty his pockets every time before being allowed to enter any classroom. During such a search, the assault on the teacher occurred. She's said not to have touched the student and only told him to show her the contents of his pockets.
Because of that, the teen attacked her and, according to eyewitnesses, he hit the 62-year-old female teacher 5-6 times with a his fist and the edge of his hand. Additionally, while she was trying to escape, he allegedly kicked her. The teacher, a mom of 2 adult sons was about to retire. Weltwoche reported that she was still in shock.
The Syrian was arrested shortly after the assault. He was released however, after only 2 days in custody. The juvenile prosecutor's currently investigating the case.
It' currently not clear what'll happen to the youth. According to Weltwoche, one of his friends, also a Syrian, was expelled a year earlier from the school due to discipline problems, "and was put in a special setting outside of the Chestenberg district school".
André Schärer, the school district deputy, confirms that the Syrian had stood out from the beginning and he had also heard that "M" had allegedly told the girls in the recess court to dress more modestly: "There's clearly certain signs that he doesn’t agree with the way we're living our culture."
It took a week before the incident was made public and parents have been complaining that the school wanted to hide the incident. The school district deputy insists nevertheless that nobody wanted to sweep the case under the rug:
"It happened on Friday June 28. Already that same evening we decided on a communication strategy; we decided to actively inform male and female students and the parents as much as possible."
"We wrote a letter to the parents during the following week. Our hands are tied, because of the investigation by the juvenile prosecutor. Even if we wanted to give out more information, we're not allowed to", Schärer said about the complaints.
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