Soldiers have been ordered to take more stringent measures to provide security for teachers of schools in the deep South, particularly in Narathiwat.
The Commander of Army Region 4, Lt Gen Udomchai Thammasarorat, has given the order following the murder of a teacher in Narathiwat last week.
More than 300 schools in Narathiwat are scheduled to resume classes on Monday. They had been ordered closed on Friday and Saturday for safety reasons after Chonlathee Charoenchol, 51, a teacher at Ban Tanyong School in Bacho district, was shot dead in front of his students on Jan 23.
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