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Riyadh: A pack of monkeys had invaded a girls’ school in the Saudi city of Makkah and scared off teachers who were having their breakfast, Saudi online newspaper Sabq has reported.

Despite their panic, the schoolteachers captured the invasion in a mobile video that went viral online.

The footage shows the monkeys purportedly inside the girls’ school in a village east of Makkah and feeding on the teachers’ food.

The incident has reignited locals’ demand for authorities to stop runaway monkeys from sneaking into houses and schools, according to the paper.

Makkah authorities have promised an action.