Israeli school to start one hour late due to a violent third-grader

According to the spokesperson for the Teachers' Union, the staff at the Yosef Karo school is afraid to come to work.

Israelis return to school amid coronavirus concerns, September 1, 2020 (photo credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI/ MAARIV)
Israelis return to school amid coronavirus concerns, September 1, 2020
(photo credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI/ MAARIV)

The Yosef Karo school in Beersheba will begin school at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday following several violent outbursts by a particular third grader directed toward his peers as well as school staff, according to the Teachers' Union. 

The student in question is frequently violent towards his classmates and teachers, throwing chairs at them and vandalizing school property.

In another case, the student hit one of the teachers who subsequently required medical attention.

According to the spokesperson for the Teachers' Union, the staff at the Yosef Karo school is afraid to come to work.

At 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, the school will hold an information session for staff regarding violence in school.

 Yaffa Ben-David, head of the Teacher's Union at a protest of Israeli teachers demanding better pay and working conditions in Tel Aviv on May 30, 2022. (credit: TOMER NEUBERG/FLASH90) Yaffa Ben-David, head of the Teacher's Union at a protest of Israeli teachers demanding better pay and working conditions in Tel Aviv on May 30, 2022. (credit: TOMER NEUBERG/FLASH90)

Yaffa Ben-David: What strange situation have we gotten into?

Teachers' Union chief Yaffa Ben-David reacted to the case, saying: "What strange situation have we gotten into?

"The teaching staff is afraid to come to their workplace. Incredible! We in the Teachers' Union condemn any violent behavior towards our employees and we will do everything to maintain their safety."