A video grab of the incident.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Two students were withdrawn from a Dubai school after a bullying video surfaced on social media platforms.
A Twitter user by the name “jwahr” (@highdadyy) shared the video.
The video showed graphic details of a student hitting another student, and pulling her hair.
The unidentified bully could be heard threatening the bullied student that if she told anything to anyone regarding the incident, she would be in deep trouble.
@highdadyy wrote, “#khda #DubaiPolice retweet this and mention the khda #reptonschool it all happened in repton school and no one deserves to be treated like that…”
Repton School Dubai responded on Twitter and said, “Thank you for spreading awareness about bullying, this behaviour is certainly unacceptable. We can confirm these students are not from Repton. Senior Leaders are trying to find out where this incident has occurred. In the meantime could you please remove the tweet with our name?"
The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) said, “We agree, this is unacceptable. Has the school been made aware of this? Please can you DM us details of the school, grade, and students' names, or any other details you may have. Thank you."
A user named Alia said, “@KHDA this is ‘GEMS world academy school Dubai’ ! This is not acceptable at all you should deal with it as soon as possible! Actions should be taken!"
GEMS Education spokesperson said, “We are aware of an earlier incident at one of our schools and can confirm that appropriate action has already been taken in accordance with our safeguarding policy. The school acted promptly to investigate and resolve the issue and we will continue to prioritise the safety, security and well-being of all our students.”
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Sheikh Mohammed said, “I learned from the Ministers of Education about the latest preparations for the start of the next academic year... We look forward to a safe start and in accordance with the best safety standards for more than a million students within the education system in the Emirates.”
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