A total of 148 Bahraini public schools out of 206 were attacked by rioters since last year, costing the government around 3.9 million U.S. dollars, Bahrain News Agency reported Tuesday.
Most of the attacks occurred in northern and central Bahrain, among which 11 schools were attacked and vandalized on Feb. 14, as the opposition marked the second anniversary of the beginning of anti-government protests, according to the report.
Fawaz al-Shoroqi, public relations director of the Education Ministry, said his ministry has coordinated with the Interior Ministry to install surveillance cameras in schools and to train guards to deal with such attacks.
He revealed that 5,200 students have received psychological help after witnessing the attacks. Endi