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Fire in school in central Greece; 9 students, one teacher in hospital (video)

Nine students and one teacher of EPAL high school in Amfissa, central Greece, were taken to the hospital after a fire broke out in the school building. Firefighters rushed to the area and extinguished the fire. As the building was engulfed in smoke, students and a teacher experienced breathing problems …

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Three minors arrested for raping 13-year-old girl

Three minors aged 14, 15 and 17 are accused of the rape of a 13-year-old girl in the courtyard of a school in western Athens. Furthermore, one of the minors videotaped the sexual acts and distributed the footage to a group of other minors via the instagram. The incident took …

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Snakes in flooded Greece force primary school to shut down

A primary school in Farkadona village had to be shut down due to the appearing of snakes inside the school building. The presence of snakes is attributed to the flooding in Central Greece following the two storm weather fronts in September. The Primary School of Zarkos in the Municipality of …

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Three children injured when plaster falls on their heads in Athens school

Three elementary school children were injured on Friday morning when plasters detached from the school ceiling and fell on the young pupils in an Athens neighborhood. Everything happened at the 149th Primary School of Petralona during the second break. Suddenly, a large piece of plaster fell from the ceiling of …

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Two Irish teenagers died on Ios island in different incidents

Two Irish teenagers have died over the weekend while on school vacation on the island of Ios, in the Cyclades group in the central Aegean Sea. They were classmates in the same school and had recently graduated before with other classmates traveled to Ios for summer vacations. both teenagers were …

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Bullying in Athens school: Students try to choke classmate with fishing line

Brutal bullying in renowned private school in Athens: A group of six students, five boys and a girl, tied a fishing line around a classmate’s neck and tried to choke him “for fun.” The 15-year-old victim was bullied, tortured and humiliated by the group also in the past and his …

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Bill on school violence and bullying passes in Parliament

A draft bill on “prevention and management of violence and bullying phenomena in schools” was approved by the Greek Parliament plenary on Wednesday. Ruling New Democracy and opposition PASOK-KINAL voted for it, while all other parties voted against it, except Greek Solution, which voted “present”. Main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance does …

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“Call me when you arrive”: School children pay tribute to train crash victims

“Call me when you arrive” A phrase many parents tell their children before they leave for a trip. Using their back-bags as tool and the school yard as background, students several schools across the country pay tribute to all the young people who found a tragic death in the train …

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Church turned into classroom on Crete (video)

High school students in Herakleio, Crete, are forced to have lessons in a church, because there is not enough place, read: classroom, for them in the school building. The small chapel is located in the courtyard of Kapetanakeio school and has been converted into a classroom, since the school facilities …

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School principal allegedly asked €50 from migrant child for Ochi Day wreath

A school principal allegedly asked immigrant parents for 50 euros for the wreath their child would lay on the anniversary of the national Ochi Day, on October 28, as the young students was entitled to. The CEO of pollster Metron Analysis, Stratos Fanaras, made a sensational complaint about a school …

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Texas School Shooting: Greece extends heartfelt condolences to victims’ families

“Devastated by the news of the horrific elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that claimed the lives of so many children” the Greek Foreign Ministry posted on Twitter on Wednesday. “In this hour of grief, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families and our deepest sympathies to the …

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Parents on Rhodes sentenced and fined for not sending child to school

A 35-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman were handed a suspended 14-month prison term and fined 3,000 euros each by a court in Rhodes for not sending their 8-year-old child to primary school due to the pandemic. The parents were convicted of violating the law on compulsory attendance at kindergarten, …

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