The body of Brithany Morán, aged 11, was buried on Wednesday, May 16, in the cemetery of the Pascuales parish in Guayaquil. The girl had a month as a student on the campus that attacked her.
The rector, vice chancellor, inspector, a teacher and the staff of the Department of Student Counseling (DECE) of a public school in Guayaquil, are administratively investigated after the death of the student Brithany Nicol Morán Samaniego, aged 11.
The girl died on Sunday, May 13 (Mother’s Day), after two days of allegedly being tied up, gagged and beaten by five students in the classroom. “We have initiated the administrative summaries.
We’re not going to let something like this happen again. We are going to sanction “, said Éricka Laínez, undersecretary of Education. The authority, during the burial of the girl, at 13:15 this Wednesday, May 16, offered legal and psychological support to the family of the minor, who on July 21 would have turned 12 years old.
It also revealed the beginning of the process of separation of the campus against the minors involved, four women and one male, aged 11 and 12.
Bullying or game? Tyrone Moran, father of the victim, knew two versions of what happened. The companions of his daughter told him that this group used to bother the smaller ones. Instead, “the rector said it had been a game and my daughter is dead because of that game,” he said ironically.
Jorge Escobar, president of the Association of Psychologists of Ecuador, said that most children have no perception or awareness of how vulnerable and fragile we are. “They believe that we are as resistant as in the cybernetic world and that of multiple lives is not real.”
The specialist explained that aggressive games have always existed and children repeat the formats. “You have to unlearn the violent models that are normalized in our society, because they are the kind of distractions that attract the most kids. In this case it has cost the life of a girl. ”
Intervention of the school
Daniela Shambi, District Director of the Ministry of Education, informed that the school where the incident occurred will be intervened. “This includes an in-depth follow-up of what happens in the institution to know the inconveniences or negligence with the teachers”.
The prosecutor César Peña made the technical eye inspection and recognition of the place on Tuesday, May 15. “The rector told us that the classroom teacher that day asked for sick leave.
An official granted her permission and left in charge of the daughter who is not a public employee, nor a teacher, nor belongs to the institution. ” The official reported that Brithany’s father was summoned for this Thursday, May 17, at 11:30, to give his version of the events.
The lawyer Julio César Cueva explained that every person under 18 years of age in Ecuador is unimpeachable, that is to say that they cannot apply the Organic Comprehensive Criminal Code (COIP), regardless of the seriousness of the crime.
“The sanctions are applied according to the Code of Children and Adolescents and are considered socio-educational measures. Only when the crime is very serious is a custodial measure applied, but not in adult rehabilitation centers, but in centers for adolescent offenders.”
According to the special regulations on minors, the maximum penalties range between 4 and 8 years of internment. These apply when they commit crimes sanctioned in the COIP with imprisonment exceeding 10 years.
In crimes punishable by shorter sentences there are other measures, such as psycho-social family counseling and support, community service, home confinement, weekend internment or semi-open regime, among others. The times of each can differ according to the case. (I)