Bengaluru: In the wake of rising crimes against children in Bengaluru, a delegation of parents held a meeting with the school and police administration here on Wednesday following which the authorities agreed to resume the classes with intensified security measures from Thursday.
"The school will re-open from tomorrow morning. The school management has not only agreed, but has also already started implementing all the measures. Our Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) has already examined all the measures and they are in the process of completing to instal about 90 CCTV cameras, which will be done by end of the week," said Bengaluru Police Commissioner MN Reddi.
"The parents are also anxious that the children should get back and we are in agreement with them and they will resume the school from tomorrow. All the measures as directed by us will be implemented," he added.
Reddi further said the local MLA and the corporator were present during today's meeting and they agreed to take up some important issues, including cleanliness in schools, covering of the drains etc.
Moreover, the parents expressed satisfaction with the discussions held during the meeting.
"We are satisfied with the meeting, from tomorrow the school will start, the facilities will be provided it seems and slowly they will provide it and because of that from tomorrow onwards they will start the school. Floor vigilance will be there by the teachers, so we are satisfied. The guidelines set by the police will be fulfilled within a short time," said Mohini Hitch, one of the parents who attended the meeting.
Another parent added it was decided in the meeting that facilities like arranging for cameras and floor vigilance will be provided, and all information about the children will also be kept.
Today's meeting assumes significance in wake of the recent episode in a private school in Bengaluru where a six-year old was allegedly raped by her school teacher.
Earlier today, the workers of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a protest against rising crimes against children in schools after which they were detained by the police.
Bengaluru Police had earlier on Sunday arrested the principal and one of the directors of the private school where a six-year-old child was allegedly raped. A case of negligence was also filed against the institution for not following the guidelines issued for children safety.