Ryan International School, Bhondsi, will remain closed until September 25. The decision was taken keeping in mind that parents were now scared of sending their wards to school; some have even spoken to other schools for admissions.
The announcement came from the DC, after the school witnessed low attendance on Monday.
"The school should not have reopened before the CBI completed its investigation. It will just destroy evidence," said Barun Thakur, father of Pradyuman Thakur, who was found murdered in the school's toilet on September 8.
Once the school reopens on September 25, the DC will take charge. "We will keep parents updated through portals regarding safety and security of children. Further, we have cordoned off the crime scene and shifted the nearby classes to the floor above,” the DC said.
He added that the school would follow a strict safety regime for three months, and even after that if parents wished to shift their wards elsewhere, the school would issue transfer certificates for them.
Schools were also instructed to hold regular counselling sessions. Each school is to have a team headed by the principal to look after the safety parameters. This is to report back to the administration with updates.
The DC asked parents for their support and promised to fix the lapses in the security arrangements of the schools.
"Ryan International opened without rectifying safety parameters. It's dangerous for our children. I have applied to DAV School for my son, as he is not ready to go to Ryan School, Bhondsi," said a parent.