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Teachers removed after minister acts on tip-off from cyber crimes squad

Two schoolteachers will be fired and another five suspended on Friday after allegedly being linked to child pornography, Education Minister Andreas Loverdos said Thursday.

Loverdos did not give details about the offenses the educators are alleged to have committed but his comments came a day after he revealed that the police’s cyber crimes squad had passed information to him about some teacher’s online activities.

“As long as I am around, there is no chance of a teacher involved in this type of activity to be forgiven and allowed back,” said Loverdos.

The minister, along with Public Order Minister Vassilis Kikilias and Cyber Crime Unit chief Manolis Sfakianakis, also unveiled software Thursday that will allow children to safely surf the Internet at their schools.

The program will initially be made available at 600 schools and should expand to 12,500 schools in April.