An Egyptian school principal has been referred to investigation after he was accused of sexually assaulting three kindergarten students this week, triggering a massive wave of anger on social media.
Principal Ashraf A.B. is being accused of raping three pupils -- two girls and a boy-- at a Cairo-based private school.
The incident currently being probed by the education ministry started when one of the victim’s told their parents what the principal had done to them.
The mother was quoted by local newspapers saying that she noted a change in her son’s behavior and that he suffered inflammation in the the anal area.
Medical reports on the child confirmed that the boy suffered severe anal damages, she said.
It was later discovered that two more students at the school also have the same problem, claiming the principal had done that to them.
The parents said their children told them the principal locked them inside the library under the premises of teaching them Karate.
He then demanded them to take off their clothes and sexually assaulted them, the parents recounted.
Investigation still on
Police arrested the school principal but is still investigating the case for the families’ claims.
The principal rejected the rape allegations saying he would never do something as such, adding that he was only disciplining the students.
A number of families decided not to send their children to the school until the results of the incident are out, reports have said.
But the school said on a Facebook post that classes will resume normally.