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Highlighted article: American teacher killed at international school in Iraq’s Kurdistan

Recently, we found this article about some shocking news of an intenraitonal school teacher being killed by one of their students at an international school in Iraq.  Check out the details of the event below:

“An American teacher was shot dead Thursday by his Kurdish student at an American international school in Iraq’s semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan, a Kurdish official said.

“Bayad Talabani, a Kurdish student at an American international school in the city of Sulaimaniyah, shot dead his American teacher before he shot himself,” Zana Mohammed Salih, the mayor of the city, told reporters.

Talabani was seriously wounded and was transported to a hospital in the city located some 350 km north of Baghdad, Salih said.

Iraqi security forces sealed off the scene and launched an investigation into the incident, Salih added.

The school is one of several international schools that offer high-quality foreign-style education in English language in Kurdistan region.

The incident is the first of its kind in Iraq’s Kurdistan, as the region enjoyed stability unlike other parts of Iraq which were engulfed by violence and sectarian strife since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.”

Even though it is important to consider the stability of the local government when accepting an international school teaching position, situations like this one could truly happen at any international school and in any country.  It is very sad and unfortunate about this tragic occurrence in Iraq.

We have 3 international schools listed in Iraq on International School Community.  They are:

Ihsan Dogramaci Bilkent Erbil College (14 Comments)
American International School in Kurdistan (0 Comments)
Sarwaran International School (0 Comments)

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