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Pupil found sleeping outside school gate in Saudi Arabia

A photo of the exhausted boy sleeping on the pavement went viral on social media networks recently.

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The Education Administration in Madinah has started investigations into the case of a child who was found sleeping on pavement outside a school gate, according to the region's director of education, Nasser Al-Abdulkraim.

A photo of the exhausted boy sleeping on the pavement went viral on social media networks recently.

Al-Abdulkraim said in a statement that a committee has been formed to investigate the matter and any teachers found negligent will be held accountable.

He said when a supervisor was informed about the incident, he headed immediately to the school but the child's father had already picked him up.

This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette on Aug.14, 2014.