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Student Protests Lead to Staff Suspensions

Mounting student protests against a principal and his staff in Siem Reap province have led to the suspension several administrators.

More than 300 students and parents amassed Friday following days of smaller protests, calling for the censure of a Dom Dek High School principal whose staff allegedly locked a student in a room and beat him.

Authorities met with the group of students and parents Friday and resolved to suspend several school staff, which the group said was a satisfactory solution.

The student, Tan Sivone, 18, told VOA Khmer last month he had been attacked for refusing to stand in line in the hot sun, and instead chose to stand in the shade.