The parents told NDTV that the children had refused to attend classes and they have no option but to get them admitted elsewhere.
The washroom, where Pradyuman had been murdered on the morning of September 8, remained empty. "We didn't use the washroom today... I couldn't get myself to use the washroom," a senior student told NDTV.
Pradyuman had been found outside the toilet, his throat slit, moments after his father had dropped him off to school. A CCTV camera had captured the Class 2 student crawling out of the toilet and collapsing in a pool of blood.
A bus conductor of the school, Ashok Kumar, was arrested for the murder. The same CCTV footage showed he had been inside at the time. The police say the man has confessed to killing Pradyuman after attempting to sexually assault him. The Central Bureau of Investigation is now in charge of the case.
After Pradyuman's murder, a three-member Special Investigation Team indicted the school for shocking lapses in security. Not only did bus drivers and conductors share toilet facilities with students, the boundary wall of the school was also broken, which meant outsiders could enter the premises at will, their report said.
The final call on whether the school will function before all the security lapses are fixed will be taken by the Deputy Commissioner by tonight.
Today, Union minister Maneka Gandhi said the government was chalking out a security protocol for schools. "Six ministries will cooperate on this and the secretaries will meet soon to discuss how the schools will implement these guidelines," the minister said.
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