Ryan International back in news for wrong reason



After two years, Ryan International School is back in the news, and for wrong reasons. This time, two students of class VIII had a violent fight on its campus at the upscale Sector 31, here on Thursday.

They were separated from harming each other by security staff and issued a tough warning by the principle. She also called their parents and told them that their wards would be rusticated in case of the repeat of incident.

Though none of the parents have approached the police to register complaint, students assaulting each other on campus is an alarming issue that too when the school has a murky past.

On September 8, 2017, a class XI student slit the throat of 7-year-old class II student in the toilet of Ryan International School, Bhondsi. The victim (Prince, as per the guideline of the Gurugram civil court) died in hospital. The student had committed the crime allegedly to prevent the parent-teacher meeting.

On May 9, 2016, Jiya Juneja, a class III student of Ryan International School, Sector 40, Gurgaon, died due to negligence of the school bus driver. The driver had parked the bus wrongly on the road. The child attempted to cross the road and was hit by a speeding car at Krishna colony, near sector 7 in the old Gurugram.

She sustained severe head injuries and was rushed to Medanta Hospital in unconscious state. She was admitted to ICU in the state of coma. She took her last breath 9 days after the accident.

On January 31, 2016, a class I student of the same school in Vasant Kunj drowned in the water harvesting tank.

While each time the school administration issued statements assuring parents complete security of their wards, the violent incidents raise serious questions. 

After murder of Prince in 2017, the school in a statement stated, "The school authorities have seriously taken up the review of the security measures at the school. All necessary improvements and measures are being audited and reinforced with the help of experts. We are also seeking advice from the police department to guide us in this regard." IANS