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26 July 2012 :: 15:07:59 pm 65266

Pattaya Teacher Accused Of Slapping Boy Fined 100 THB

The parents of a 10-year-old boy accused a teacher at a well known Pattaya private school of slapping their son in the face twice when the boy had done nothing wrong. The slaps were so severe they left bruises. The teacher denied the charges, but was later fined 100 THB by police.
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PATTAYA – July 25, 2012 [Pattaya Daily News]; At 9 a.m., at the Banglamung police station, a reporter, Chonburi province, heard testimony about a student being punished harshly by his teacher. Making the report were the boy’s parents, Mrs. Maneerat Neesakul, 37 and Mr. Sirisak, 41, a civil servant at special prison, Pattaya, Chonburi province, address 223/102 Moo 5 Tambon Banglamung, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi province.

They had brought their son, Rapeepat or “Pee Neesakul,” age 10, who is studying at primary school grade 5/2, Srisuwit school; along with his elder sister girl Noppasorn Neesakul age 12, studying at the same school at the secondary level, grade 1/3. The family came to see Pol. Lt. Col. Issaranuwat Jongapichaikul, investigating officer, Banglamung police station, to investigate and prosecute a class teacher who slapped their son’s face so hard that his face had contusions, or bruises

Mrs. Maneerat revealed to the reporter that at 4:30 p.m. on Monday July 16, she drove the car to pick up her son and daughter back from Srisuwit school. When arrived her daughter told her that her younger brother Rapeepat was crying because his teacher Mr. Nipat Janpuang had slapped his face twice.
So she checked her son’s face and found traces of contusions, so she asked her son what happened.

He told her that while he was studying the day’s last subject the teacher Nipat called him to his desk and asked, “Where do you have tutoring study in the evening?” Rapeepat replied, “I don’t study anywhere.”
Mr. Nipat then said, “Don’t tell a lie to me,” then he slapped Rapeepat’s left cheek severely, and also slapped his left ear.

Mrs. Maneerat was surprised and disturbed by the harsh punishment, since her son was a quiet and well-behaved boy, and he had done nothing wrong. She then tried to call the director of the school, who was unavailable, so she took her children home and told her husband.

The next day she went to the school to file a complaint. Mr. Jamlaeng Kiddee, the school assistant director, then called her son and a classmate who saw the event to describe what happened. Mrs. Maneerat’s daughter was also summoned. The children all said that Mr. Nipat had slapped Peerapat’s face.

 

Then Mr. Jamlaeng Kiddee informed Mrs. Maneerat that the school’s director will investigate the matter. However, several attempts by Mrs. Maneerat to meet with the director were unsuccessful. While she and Mr. Nipat were waiting to meet the school director, Mr. Nipat denied slapping her son’s face. Additionally, Mrs. Maneerat’s was told by her daughter that she had been reprimanded by the school director for speaking against Mr. Nipat when she had not witnessed the incident.

Mrs. Maneerat and her husband decided stop her son from going to school, which he did not want to do anyway. After feeling like the school was not really addressing the incident, the parents decided to notify the Banglamung police to prosecute the teacher.

On July 19 Mrs. Maneerat submitted a petition to inform to the director of office of education, area 3, to investigate the school director and the class teacher. She then brought her son to a doctor to cure his wounds and asked for the doctor’s certification for evidence in notification.

After hearing Mrs. Maneerat’s account, the police investigating officer summoned Mr. Nipat for questioning. On July 25, Mr. Nipat came to see the police station, accompanied by Mr. Jamlaeng Kiddee. Mr. Nipat continued to deny all accusations of slapping Rapeepat, and did not apologize or confess anything to the parents. Mr. Nipat also wanted to know where the parents got the doctor’s certificate.

The investigating officer informed Rapeepat’s parents that if they still wanted to prosecute Mr. Nipat, her son’s injuries were not severe enough, and all the police could do was fine him 100 THB. The parents decided to end the matter and approved the 100 THB fine.

The parents also said this case should be an example of a teacher going too far to punish a student, resulting in physical and emotional injuries. They hope the office of education area 3 will investigate the accused teacher and take appropriate action.

Reporter : Kampee   Photo : Kampee   Category : Community News

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