Ryan student murder: School repairs boundary walls and CCTVs, guards hired
The Gurgaon administration launched works on Wednesday to plug security gaps at Ryan International School in Bhondsi. The school was taken over by the Gurgaon deputy commissioner after a Class 2 student was murdered in the school toilet.
On Wednesday, construction on the boundary wall and installation of CCTVs -- both pointed out in the list of lapses by a three-member panel -- was taken up.
The school had reopened, after remaining closed for 10 days, on Monday. But it was closed again, till Monday next.
“We have closed the school due to the security concerns raised by some parents,” said Deputy commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh. He said work would be completed in a few days before the classes resume.
Counselling sessions for the students will also be held. Several students had reported trauma due to the brutal murder of the eight-year-old boy on September 8.
“New CCTV cameras are being bought and installed on the school campus, which will cover all the major areas including the entry and exit of the school, staircases, entrance of toilets and all corridors,” said a school teacher.
New support staff, including women attendants, is being hired and trained. Eight new security guards have been hired and are undergoing stringent training to manage entry and exit gates.
“We have been told not to allow any one to enter the school without an ID card. Every student who will leave school before the scheduled time, must have a pass issued by the authorities,” said Sanju, a 33-year-old security guard, who was hired recently.
The teachers have been asked to assign assignments to the students online so that they can make up for time lost during the transition. The teachers will also take extra classes once the school reopens, said one of the teachers.