Last Friday and yesterday, there were cases of teachers from different public schools in Guayaquil, that would have been allegedly drugged within the educational facilities by students who sell the substances.
The first victim, according to a complaint filed by the prosecution, was an English professor at the National High School Aguirre Abad, who said that she has been drugged three times.
“They are using some psychoactive or hallucinogenic substance to affect my health, which prevents me from developing the classes (…) I felt a symptomatology that affected my senses, provoked me dizziness, numbed my arms, gave me a headache and sleepiness (…) they spread a white powder on top of my desk… “
The other victim was a professor in the Carlos Julio Arosemena Tola High School, who after reporting the case, was helped by about 30 policemen, who arrested three students.
Azucena del Rosario, principal of the Aguirre Abad, said that “as principal I can not take care of a complaint from a teacher if I don’t have the name of the students … I do know who they are, but here they say nothing so I have my hands tied. “
On the other hand, Augusto Espinoza, Minister of Education, announced that these cases will be investigated and if they find the students responsible, they will be punished.