TERROR TEACHER #1 He allegedly punches students
We want the authorities to suspend him and do something about his behaviour. This cannot go on.
- Chairman of the school board of governors, Mr Ling Leong Peng, on the teacher
Two male and two female Secondary 1 students have claimed that they were assaulted by a teacher at their school in Ipoh, Perak.
The teacher, who is in his 30s, became angry over an incident involving a playful act by a group of students.
In the incident on Wednesday afternoon, the teacher is believed to have become irritated at the students, who were playing with water outside a classroom, The Star reported.
When one of the girls accidentally poured water on the teacher's clothes, he allegedly punched her in the face, causing bruises.
The teacher then entered his classroom to start his class.
There, he learnt that three students, including a girl, had forgotten to bring their notebooks. He flew into a rage and allegedly punched them.
One of the boys was left bleeding after the assault.
The students were taken to hospital for treatment while their parents filed police reports against the teacher.
The chairman of the school's board of governors, Mr Ling Leong Peng, said the affected students were traumatised and had been advised not to attend school until action is taken against the teacher.
Mr Ling claimed that this was not the first time the teacher had resorted to violence.
Last month, he allegedly punched a student at the school. He was also said to have hit the principal of another school where he was teaching earlier.
Mr Ling said the teacher's previous cases were reported to the authorities, but he claimed that no action was taken.
He added: "We want the authorities to suspend him and do something about his behaviour. This cannot go on."
The local police confirmed the incident.