Meerut: Principals of as many as 70 schools held a meeting with district police chief here on Saturday against the backdrop of thrashing of a student inside Meerut Public Girls School (MPGS) by BSP leader Yakub Qureshi’s daughter.
A clutch of steps, including increased police patrolling around city schools, will be taken, Meerut SSP Manzil Saini said. The meeting was called to discuss security measures that can be taken by the school authorities for the safety of the children.“We will increase police patrolling on routes near schools. We will even deploy Dial 100 police vans outside the schools,” SSP Saini said.
She further said that efforts are being made to add Gangster Act to the FIR against the eight people accused in beating up of the Class VIII student with a whip inside MPGS.
Meanwhile, MPGS management was in the process of appointing women guards. The school will also send message to the parents of any student who bunks school. Madhu Sirohi, principal, MPGS (West End Road), said.
“After the incident, in which the student of our school was beaten up because they snitched on their classmate, who was found bunking school for two consecutive days, we have started new initiative. From now on, a message will be sent to the parents of all the absent students so that bunking school doesn’t become easy for them.”
Meanwhile, police authorities also asked the school principals to follow all the guidelines and take necessary steps of installing CCTV cameras if they are not in place. “The police verification of class four employees should be done and to expedite the process I will appoint a separate team of police officials for the purpose.