On seeing the 13 or so wild elephants, the alarmed staff called the management, which alerted the teachers assigned to each school van about the situation on the campus. The teachers asked the vans to turn around and drop the children back home.
“We declared a holiday for school,” said Nooraine Fazal, chief executive officer and co-founder of Inventure Academy.
“The herd broke down one of the grilled fences and came in,” Mohan Kumar, school security supervisor, told The Hindu.
“The forest officials told us not to chase them away and keep them on the school property because it’s spacious enough,” Ms. Fazal said.
The forest authorities had planned to lead the elephants into the forests from there. “But people around the area started bursting crackers and chasing the elephants. If you let elephants be, they will remain peaceful. This was a great learning experience
for us,” Ms. Fazal said.
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