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Archdiocese asks affiliate schools to ramp up security

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The Archdiocese of Kolkata, the of all Catholic schools under the Diocese in the city, will ensure its schools implemented all necessary security steps in the wake of alleged sezual abuse of a Class 2 student in a primary school under its fold six days back.

During preliminary check of the security arrangements in the South institution by an Archdiocese team earlier this week where the sexual abuse allegedly happened, a few recommendations were made, a senior Archdiocese functionary said here today.

Based on this preliminary finding, we will ensure no affiliate schools can afford to show any laxity. The order will take necessary and prompt action in case of any laxity," of the Archdiocese Father told PTI,

"We have asked the concerned school to repair the non-working CCTV cameras and they are already on the job," of Catholic schools Father said,


He said at a meeting called on February 24 between the Archdiocese representatives and the school, it will be assessed whether all the recommendations had been fully implemented.

He, however, did not spell out what the other recommendations are.

According to another Archdiocese functionary who did not wished to be named, the recommendations included setting up of a committee by the school with teachers and counsellors to help any student subjected to alleged abuse overcome the trauma and inform the police whenever such incident came to notice.

On Feburary 9, a of a prominent private English-medium school was arrested on charges of sexually abusing a Class 2 student which triggered angry protests by the girl's parents and other guardians.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 19:00 IST
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