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Jakarta Post

Teacher’s death brings school safety into spotlight

  • Wahyoe Boediwardhana

    The Jakarta Post

Surabaya/Jakarta   /   Mon, February 5 2018   /  12:13 am

Mourning teachers: Sianit Sinta (right), the wife of late high school teacher Ahmad Budi Cahyanto, meets with members of the Indonesia Teachers Association (PGRI) in Tenggumung village, Sampang, East Java, on Saturday. Ahmad died on Friday after reportedly receiving a blow to the back of his neck from a student.(Antara/Saiful Bahri)Violence at schools has put educational institutions in the spotlight in recent years for their failure to create a safe environment.

However, a recent incident in Madura, East Java, has shown the deadly consequences of school violence for authority figures.

A 27-year-old art teacher died on Thursday, allegedly after receiving a blow to the back of his neck from a student. The teacher, Ahmad Budi Cahyono, died in Dr Soetomo Hospital in Surabaya after lapsing into a coma.

The student, identified only as HI, was named a suspect and charged...