CHENNAI: In a shocking incident of students’ assaulting teachers, a Plus Two boy repeatedly slapped a computer science teacher rupturing her ear drum after she reportedly chided him for misbehaving in the class at the Government Higher Secondary School, Madhuravoyal, here on Monday.
Around 3.30 pm, the class XII boy attending practical classes in the Computer Lab switched off the UPS while most of the computers/systems were running. The teacher (name withheld) pulled up the boy, pointing out that it would result in malfunctioning of the systems. She also reminded him that it would create difficulties at a time when the Board Exam-practicals are round the corner.
But the boy retaliated by slapping the teacher repeatedly in front of the students. Other teachers rescued the woman and administered her first aid. She was then rushed to a private hospital in Koyambedu before being admitted to Kilpauk Medical College Hospital (KMCH). She was assessed to have lost hearing in the left ear completely since the ear drum was ruptured. Hospital sources said the teacher would have to undergo a surgery in two weeks time.
This was the second time he had assaulted a teaching staff. Suspended last year after attacking a male teacher, he was re-admitted due to political and community pressure.
The staff council of the school, comprising PG Staff members responsible for initiating disciplinary proceedings, recommended to issue Transfer Certificate to the boy since it was his second attack on a teacher, through a unanimous resolution. The same was approved by the Parents’ Teachers’ Association president and secretary.
City police sources said they were made aware of the incident from a KMCH regarding the assault. “We have issued a Community Service Register (CSR) receipt based on the message and from the statement recorded from the teacher,” a senior police official said.
“No formal complaint was received and no case was registered in this regard,” he added. The co-educational school has classes from VI to XII with a strength of 1,246 students.
School Headmistress Nirmala told Express that she has lodged a complaint with Tiruvallur Chief Educational Officer (CEO) Chandrasekar. “We have appraised the CEO about the situation and would take actions accordingly,” she said.
Earlier in the day, Ponneri DEO Saminathan conducted an inquiry at the school and recorded the statements of both the injured the teacher and the student who assaulted her. The CEO also visited the School and held an inquiry.