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Police to probe threats against online teaching

The Police said that if any teachers engaging in ‘online teaching’ are being threatened or intimidated by any person or group forcing them to refrain from conducting online classes, they can complain directly to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) with regard to such threats.
In a media release, the Police Headquarters said that the teachers who are receiving such threats or facing acts of intimidation for conducting ‘online teaching’ can also submit their complaints to the ‘119’ emergency police hotline service or to the nearest Police station.
Minister of Public Security Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara (Rtd) has instructed the IGP and the DIG in charge of the CID to promptly take action regarding such complaints.
Therefore, the police said that as such interference into the online teaching activities of teachers, threatening or intimidation will be considered a criminal offence and strict action would be taken against the perpetrators.
Weerasekera pointed out that term examinations have not yet been held for the students who are sitting for the Year 5 Scholarship, GCE Advanced Level and Ordinary Level Examinations, adding that the results of the students who sat for the Arts Stream cannot be released as their practical tests have not been completed yet.

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