On the day that security forces promised improved safety for teachers, a school teacher in the deep South was shot and killed.
Village school teacher Chatsuda Nilsuwan, 32, was riding home on her motorcycle after classes. She was the 155th teacher killed in just under nine years of violence in the southernmost provinces.
About the time a gunman murdered Chatsuda, a 15-strong gang of armed men invaded Ban Thasu School in neighbouring Pattani. They rounded up staff trying to guard the school and held them at gunpoint. They then torched the main building, destroying offices, books and computers. No one was harmed _ except the students who have no materials, school offices and the like.
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