Students returned to classrooms across the far South on Monday as teachers returned to work, but at least one small school, in Ban Ba-ngo, remained closed -- with the five surviving teachers unable to come to terms with the murder of two of their colleagues in just one day.
"Teachers here are still afraid after what happened on that day. We don't want to go the school because we genuinely fear for our lives," said one teacher, who asked not to be named.
Ban Ba-ngo is a state school in Mayo district of Pattani province. It now has only five teachers. The other two employed at the school were both murdered by insurgents on Dec 11.
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