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This is the moment a group of schoolkids wreak havoc in the classroom by throwing books and chairs at their teacher until she flees.
The startling scenes were recorded by pupils at the Maria de Lourdes Teixeira state school in the town of Carapicuiba in the Sao Paulo Metropolitan Region in southern Brazil and uploaded to social media.
In the video, the students can be seen screaming and throwing books at their female teacher who struggles to keep them under control.
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The woman walks around trying to get the children to sit down by they refuse and begin pushing over their tables and chairs.
The teacher then leaves the classroom following one of the children and the others then be screaming wildly and throwing their tables and chairs all over the classroom.
Speaking to reporters, the teacher, who asked not to be named, said: “They started doing it at around 10:30 am. They cursed me and called me several swear words, offending me. They were threatening me, saying they would slap me in the face.
“They are between 12 and 16 years old. They started by throwing notebook covers around the classroom. I asked them to stop.”
Science teacher Adriana who was one of the first to help her colleague in the video, said: “I saw quite a few of the students offending their teachers, and kicking doors. They want to show every day that nobody at the school can do anything to them.”
Local media report the incident was filed with the authorities and the State Secretary of Education is working to investigate the case and help the teacher involved.
Reports suggest a lack of teaching staff and school inspectors have created an environment of disillusionment in schools in Sao Paulo.
The local teachers union APEOESP said in a statement: “We have already taken the necessary steps in relation to the case occurred at the Maria de Lourdes Teixeira School. Our legal department is already on the case.
“It is unacceptable that a school the size of Maria de Lourdes Teixeira has only one student inspector. All our solidarity is with the teachers of the Maria de Lourdes Teixeira School. We will not let this story fall by the wayside.”
The Regional Director of Education said that the students involved had been suspended and their parents had been alerted to their behaviour.