Two government school teachers transferred for punishing latecomer
By Express News Service | Published: 18th June 2017 04:00 AM |
CHENNAI: Two government school teachers from Poonamalle were transferred on deputation to nearby schools for allegedly punishing students who came late to school.
On Saturday, a Class I student from Agaramel Government Middle School in Poonamalle came late to school. His class teacher didn’t allow him inside class and made him sit on the verandah.
A few locals who were at the school premises to work under the MGNREGA 100-day scheme alerted the boy’s parents who thronged the school on Saturday afternoon along with a few other parents.
According to the local police, there was a small verbal brawl between the parents and the teacher as the latter didn’t respond properly to the former’s queries. Thiruvallur Education department officials arrived at the spot and after a preliminary inquiry, two teachers who were allegedly involved in the incident were transferred to Kammarpalayam Government School in the same district.
“Since the boy belonged to Irula community, suspicions were rife that it could be a case of caste-based discrimination. However, we confirmed that this claim was false,” said the Education department official who enquired about the incident.
Plaint against Corporation school teacher for caning student
Parents lodged a complaint with the police against a Chennai Corporation school teacher for allegedly caning their 11-year-old son. On Wednesday, a teacher handling science for Class 6 students in Stanley Nagar Corporation Higher Secondary School found two boys playing cricket with their exam pads during class hours.
Annoyed by this, the teacher made both the students kneel down outside the class for an hour.
According to the local police, on Thursday, as the teacher returned to the classroom, one of the two students, S Shyam, whispered that she might hit them again if they repeated what they did the previous day. “However, the teacher misunderstood that the boy abused her and so caned his hands repeatedly,” said Shyam’s father, S Silambarasan in his written complaint.
A complaint was lodged with the Old Washermen police on Friday and further investigations are on.