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Curtains for Cyprus teacher’s test plans

Two teenage schoolboys were due to be charged in Cyprus yesterday with assault for allegedly swaddling a teacher in a curtain and putting a trash bin over her head after the unfortunate woman tried to give her English class a test. The incident took place on Wednesday in a Limassol state senior high school, one hour before teachers all over Cyprus were due to go on strike to protest against an increase in unruly and violent behavior on behalf of schoolchildren. When the 50-year-old English teacher told her class of 16- and 17-year-olds they would have to take a test, the teenagers rebelled, tearing up the test papers and shouting. One boy tore down a curtain and wrapped it around the woman, while a classmate grabbed a wastepaper basket and stuck it over her head. Other pupils took photos of their incapacitated teacher with their mobile phones’ built-in cameras.