Student Hospitalized after Being 'Thrown down Stairs' by School Principal in Tripoli

A student was hospitalized on Wednesday after being beaten by a school principal in the northern city of Tripoli, reported MTV.

Mahmoud Merhi, 15, was beaten by the principal and later thrown down the stairs by the principal after he was involved in a fight with his son, said the victim's friend, who was at the scene.

Merhi, who is a student at Dar al-Zahra School, was treated at the hospital for a ruptured spleen and various bruises.

The doctor at the hospital said that the victim will be monitored over the next 24 hours.

The principal, Khaldoun al-Nashar, turned himself in to the Internal Security Forces, reported MTV.

Nashar's brother defended him, saying that he was trying to pull the students apart from each other, causing Merhi to stumble and fall down the stairs.

The school administration later stood behind the brother's statement, adding that the principal has however been sacked.

Merhi's father soon filed charges against Nashar over the incident, reported the National News Agency.



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