Teacher called me a prostitute, says 12-year-old

Teacher called me a prostitute, says 12-year-old

MALACCA - A 12-year-old has alleged that her school disciplinary teacher labelled her a prostitute.

The pupil from Batu Berendam lodged a report at about 1.40pm yesterday at the Tengkera police station, stating that the female teacher had wrongly assumed she was part of a rowdy group of male classmates that had created problems for another teacher.

The boys were apparently making noise in class, in total disregard for the teacher, who then referred the incident to the disciplinary teacher.

The girl claimed that the disciplinary teacher refused to listen to her explanation that she was not involved.

Instead, the teacher was said to have hurled abusive remarks and called her a prostitute for being part of the group of troublemakers.

It is learnt that when her mother arrived at the school upon the teacher's request, she was asked to transfer her daughter to another school.

The chairman of the state committee for education, Datuk Yunos Husin, said the state government viewed the allegation seriously.

"It is deemed an inappropriate comment but we need to probe further to see what really transpired that day," said Yunos, who added that the state education department would be asked to look into the matter before any further statement could be issued.

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