American School of Tunis Destroyed

American School of Tunis Destroyed

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Since: Apr 12

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#1 Sep 17, 2012
American School for Pre-kindergarten children through Grade 12 was burned on Sept 14 in Tunesia as part of recent muslim protests.

These are the images and reports from the school's website:

http://www.acst.net/

http://www.acst.net/news.cfm...

School closed for students: Mon 17th - Fri 21st Sept

A Sad Day for ACST and Tunisia

On the afternoon of Friday 14th September, the American Cooperative School of Tunis was attacked by a group of demonstrators that had earlier been protesting at the US Embassy close by. Following the initial attack, where four school vehicles and one building (housing classrooms for children aged 3 to 8 as well as the Elementary School Library) were set on fire, a second wave of attackers proceeded to loot the rest of the school. In excess of 100 looters stole computers, electronic equipment and furniture, as well as destroying doors, windows and larger pieces of equipment too large to carry off. No area of the school was left untouched.

Unfortunately, due to the extent of the damage to buildings/classrooms and the theft of resources, the school will be closed to students for the week of Sept 17 - 21, while staff and faculty clean up, make repairs and organize temporary classrooms. A review of the decision to re-open the school will be taken by the Administration and School Board later next week.

Since this terrible event, ACST has been encouraged by the out-pouring of support and offers of assistance from families, alumni, former faculty and local community members. We know our friends and fellow educators near and far are eager to help. We'll let you know soon how best that can be done.

The news didn't get much attention by the media (perhaps luckily because no one was injured as students were evacuated prior to the attack). New York Times included this as part of their bigger report:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/15/world/middleeast/a...

In Tunis, the United States Embassy was assaulted at midday by protesters who smashed windows and set fires before security forces routed them in violent clashes that left at least 3 dead and 28 hurt. Witnesses and officials said no Americans were hurt and most had left earlier.

The worst damage was inflicted on the American Cooperative School of Tunis, a highly regarded institution that, despite its name, catered mostly to the children of non-American expatriates, nearly half of whom work for the African Development Bank. School officials, who had sent the 650 students home early, said a few protesters scaled the fence and dismantled monitoring cameras, followed by 300 to 400 others, some of them local residents, who looted everything including 700 laptop computers, musical instruments and the safe in the director’s office, and then set the building on fire.

“It’s ransacked,” the director, Allan Bredy, said in a telephone interview.“We were thinking it was something the Tunisia government would keep under control. We had no idea they would allow things to go as wildly as they did.”

The school’s director of security, David Santiago, said a group of staff members formed a posse armed with baseball bats to chase lingering looters away hours after the assault.“Our elementary school library is burning as we speak,” he said angrily as he and his colleagues sought to assess the damage.“It’s complete chaos.”

Since: Oct 06

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#2 Sep 17, 2012
Obama needs to be impeached if he sends one fricking penny to them after this.
zmb

New York, NY

#3 Sep 17, 2012
these goon bastard muslims see weaknesses in obama and his administration which they will capitalize on time and time and again. f. islam.

Since: Apr 12

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#4 Sep 17, 2012
Trisha wrote:
Obama needs to be impeached if he sends one fricking penny to them after this.
well, I guess his speechwriter is going to explain how Bush caused muslims to behave this way and now he had to inherit the problem.

Good night!
teacher abroad

Arusha, Tanzania, United Republic of

#5 Sep 17, 2012
How does Obama have anything to do with looters in Tunisia and there ability to allow mob mentality to destroy a school? This is a problem worldwide with how people conduct themselves irrationally in moments of intense turmoil.
The hate in your messages is the same these looters had when ransacking this school. At some point everybody needs to stop blaming others and adding fuel to the fire.
Loco

Höst, Germany

#6 Sep 17, 2012
Same old same old unfortunately.
Gutless white Americans and white British people spend their lives spewing hate on internet forums and making pathetic films that insult people then good innocent people pay the price.

The thing that all these yellow belly freaks don’t realise is that they will eventually pay for their hatred that starts all these incidents.

The creator has a very big hard drive and nothing ever gets deleted or forgotten.

Since: Sep 09

Hollywood, FL

#7 Sep 17, 2012
At least if Obama is re-elected he can blame the big mess on the former president....Oh wait...!!!!!!!

Since: Sep 09

Hollywood, FL

#8 Sep 17, 2012
Obama and Hitlery Clintoon's web of lies is being to fall apart. Cell phone video's have surfaced online of the protestors dragging Ambassador Stevens from the safe house in Libya, and yelling "allu Akbar"!!!!.....so the lies about 1. the ambassador dying from suffocation in the car that he was in being attacked...and 2. the people dragging his body in the street trying to save him...are failing...I knew eventually cell phone videos would surface, and I was right.
Obama is a LIAR!! and Hillary is a bigger LIAR!!
Marta Pastori

Milan, Italy

#9 Mar 14, 2013
that was my school...
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#10 Mar 14, 2013
School is unislamic!

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