School denies entrance to rape victim's siblings
SAKARYA - Doğan News Agency
DHA PhotoA school in Sakarya's Hendek district allegedly refused to enroll a local rape victim's three siblings, claiming "the other parents didn't want [the children at the school]", Doğan news agency has reported.
The children, aged 12, 14 and 7, were all allegedly denied enrollment because of their relation to a 13-year-old who had been raped in March.
Following the incident, the victim and the victim’s siblings were transferred to a different school. However, when they arrived at school on Monday morning they were stopped at the gates and denied entrance.
The principal allegedly refused to let them enter, telling the children that the other families didn't want them at the school. The children’s father approached the school administrator, but failed to change the principal's mind.
An investigation was launched into the claim after the children’s family filed a complaint against the school and its principal.