Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

IN SHORT

Kids identified as Jewish cemetery vandals

POLICE have said that vandals who two weeks ago desecrated 135 tombstones at Košice's Jewish cemetery were three elementary school students - 13-year-old Jozef and 11-year-olds Tomáš and Viktor.

Jozef and Tomáš first visited the cemetery on April 17 and kicked over several tombstones. Together with Viktor they returned to the cemetery a few days later and continued their attack on the tombstones.

A regional prosecutor stayed charges against the three minor culprits, but action against them may be taken by their school.

"We're absolutely shocked and we can't explain it," said Slávka Blichová, the vice-principal at the boy's school.

"This happened outside school hours so the children's parents are responsible for their behaviour. But this is certainly the most serious offence that our pupils have ever committed," she said.

Top stories

Voters don’t understand self-governing regions

Rules for regional elections change, which may bring some surprising victories.

One of the biggest fights is expected in Banská Bystrica Region.

Sagan rewrites history Video

Cyclist Peter Sagan becomes the first man to win three consecutive world championships. He allegedly did not expect it and was easy with the idea he would not win.

Blog: Why did I come here?

A group of teachers and students from the Bratislava-based school gathered to support their friend, colleague, and fellow foreigner, as she had already tried four times just to get in the door of the foreign police.

Queue in front of the foreigners' police department in Bratislava.

Teachers and scientist support anti-corruption march

They praise the activities of students who may change the current state of corruption.

Organisers of the first student protest, Karolína Farská and Dávid Straka.