Concerning the imposition of the Internal Security Act (ISA) in Phra Nakhon, Dusit and Pom Prab Sattru Phai districts of Bangkok, Mr. Jaturon revealed that he had constantly discussed the impact of the announcement on schools in the area with Secretary General of the Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) Chinnapat Bhumirat. He said he has passed down the policy that school headmasters are authorized to decide whether to close the school or not , or to readjust the time table during the duration of the ISA. The headmasters must give priority to the safety and convenience of their students, the minister said.
Mr. Jaturon gave as example that school principals may move their starting time for class from 8 AM to late morning instead. Mr. Jaturon also stressed that if the demonstration escalated, the headmaster could immediately order a temporary closure of the school. Nonetheless, he said, the headmasters of the affected schools should keep their eyes on the latest development of the political rally.