Schools are a target because they do bad un-Islamic things like teach girls to read and mix Buddhist and Muslim students which of course the Islamists are not exactly in support of. Only boys can go to school, and only Islamic schools that teach them to read the Koran, rock back and forth like little robots and kill their infidel neighbours.
School headmaster shot and burned in Thailand's restive south
Suspected insurgents fatally shot a school headmaster and then set his body on fire Friday in Thailand's violence-plagued south, police said.
Nong Bunsak, the 50-year-old headmaster of Ban Sano school, was shot while he was driving a car to pick up his wife, who taught at a nearly school in Pattani's Yarang district, said police Sub. Lt. Dutsadee Siltrakul.
Suspected insurgents on motorcycles fired at his vehicle, forcing him to stop and attempt to run away, police said. They then shot him before setting his body aflame.
Drive-by shootings and bombings occur almost daily in Thailand's three southernmost Muslim-majority provinces of Yala, Narathiwat and Pattani, where an Islamic insurgency that flared in January 2004 has killed more than 2,400 people.
Teachers, along with other government officials, have been prime targets of insurgent attacks. More than 60 public school teachers have been killed since 2004.