May 8, 2012
Posted: 1234 GMT
Open any newspaper in the United Arab Emirates and you'll find a story on 11-year-old Loujain Hussain.
The seventh grader remains in hospital recovering from a brain hemorrhage after being severely beaten by four boys in the playground of her private school in Abu Dhabi on April 19.
It is a story that has sparked widespread outrage and prompted calls to action in this Gulf nation. There are reports today that the private school where the beating took place is being investigated and could be shut down.
A local article last week quoted school officials as saying the four boys who conducted the beating were not suspended from the school as they have no “bad history.”
A wake up call for many parents and educators as the issue school bullying enters the spotlight.
Posted by: Schams Elwazer
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