School Violence Higher In North-East Hungary

  • 7 Jul 2020 7:35 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
School Violence Higher In North-East Hungary
Hungary’s north-east region is more highly represented in the field of school violence than the other regions, education state secretary Zoltán Maruzsa told Kossuth Rádió on Monday.

He added, however, that there are educational institutions in every part of the country where the introduction of a school guard force is justified.

He said the school guards will be recruited by the police but that has yet to begin since Parliament voted for a bill to that effect only on Friday. Once it enters into force, recruitment can begin so that the training of the first school guards can start in August, he added.

For now, there will be no school guards in church-run or private schools but that will be possible later if so requested, said Maruzsa.

Parliamentary state secretary Bence Rétvári announced on Monday that the Human Resources Ministry is developing a special mobile app for preventing school violence.

MTI Photo

Related links

Unarmed School Guards To Be Introduced In Hungary

  • How does this content make you feel?

XpatLoop Media Partner

Hungary Around the Clock

Since 1995 Hungary Around the Clock has proven to be one of the most comprehensive sources of daily English-language news about Hungary. It covers ongoing domestic politics and foreign relations, as well as business and economic matters. For a free trial of HATC visit and click on 'Free Trial Subscription’.

Explore More Reports

  • Unarmed School Guards To Be Introduced In Hungary

    Unarmed School Guards To Be Introduced In Hungary

    • 29 May 2020 10:10 AM

    The cabinet has decided to set up a school guard which will affect some 500 schools, including 140-150 vocational schools, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, Gergely Gulyás, told an online press conference.