Lukashenka lays blame for murder in Stoubtsy school on ‘all’ and education minister


Complete chaos is reigning supreme in Belarusian schools, president Alyaksandr Lukashenka said in the wake of Monday’s fatal attack in School Nr 2 in the town of Stoubtsy.

According to him, the lack of discipline and order is among the factors that made the tragedy possible.

On February 11, a 15-year-old resident of Stoubtsy who was armed with a knife attacked his teacher and fellow students; history teacher Maryna P. and eleventh-former Alyaksandr R. died.

“I have been studying the situation and all kinds of opinions on the topic ‘who is to blame’. We are all to blame, and it is not just the Internet that is the case. There is a mess, a total disorder in our scools. Such things have never happened before,” Lukashenka said.

The Belarusian leader instructed officials to pay attention to public places, especially those where lots of children stay.

In relation to the murder in Stoubtsy, he also considered it necessary to bring the head of the local administration to book.

“As well as the Minister of Education. Why haven’t you brought matters under control schools? School is a holy place,” he stressed.

The persons in charge are expected to report Alyaksandr Lukashenka about measures taken to regain order. “There should be cast-iron discipline!” he added.

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