Schools need to be safe places for children

We are calling on the authorities to investigate urgently the reported threats

27 April 2022

PODGORICA, 27 April 2022 - UNICEF is concerned about the second reported incident of bomb threats against schools in Montenegro and reminds that schools need to be safe places where children go to learn and be with their friends.

Juan Santander, UNICEF Montenegro Representative stated: “It is unacceptable for schools to become places to which children are afraid to go to. We are calling on the authorities to investigate urgently the reported threats to schools and for education to resume as soon as possible, and for schools to be a safe place for all children. Children need to be provided with a safe learning environment and protected from threats while pursuing their education.”

As per available reports, the second incident with bomb threats in schools has left many parents and children in Montenegro concerned and afraid. Schools should provide a safe and enabling environment for children so that they can continue their education, which has already been significantly disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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