A teacher at the Arazim school in Tel Aviv complained to the police last night, claiming that the mother of a student whom she was educating hit her with her car after school hours.
The complaint indicates that the alleged assault was carried out due to the mother's dissatisfaction with the teacher's treatment of her daughter.
The complaint also states that the mother waited for the teacher to leave the school, and while she was riding her bicycle on her way home, the mother followed her. At one point, she got out of the vehicle, and firmly approached the teacher while bringing her head closer to her.
She shouted a few words at her regarding her displeasure, but the assault did not end there. After the teacher continued riding to her house, the mother ran into her with her car. As a result, the teacher fell on the road and was slightly injured, according to the complaint.
The police have opened an investigation into the incident, and the mother will also be investigated. Following the serious incident, the Education Ministry announced that classes at the school where the teacher works will begin this coming Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
"We take very seriously any type of violence against educators and will use all the means at our disposal to eradicate the phenomenon. It cannot be that parents behave with such brutal violence," said Michael Pinto, chairman of the Professional Union division of the Teachers' Union.