In the early 2000s, a school in Elazığ was having problems outside its gates. Students were being harassed and blackmailed by gangs of young people when they tried to leave the school. The director of the school told the authorities. He asked for a guardian’s lodge to be set up outside the gates and for the police to be present on particularly difficult days. However, neither of those things was provided.
In September 2002, following a dispute 15 year-old Sedat Kayak was stabbed to death by an older student just outside the school.