- A video of a teacher screaming and hitting boy scout students in Isabela went viral.
- She is said to have resigned from the school and is set to transfer to another workplace.
Department of Education is in the middle of investigating a viral video of a teacher screaming and hitting a group of boy scouts of Cutog Elementary School in Reina Mercedes, Isabela.
The viral video uploaded on Facebook reached more than 16,000 shares.
The teacher’s screams towards a group of Grade 4 to Grade 6 students can be heard as the boys are seated on the floor of a tent. An off-campus activity was said to be taking place during that time. She also hit several boys and forced another to enter the tent.
A parent of one of the students spoke up saying that it hurts to see her son’s own teacher hurting children. “Masakit din ang loob ko na bakit niya ginawa ‘yun… Gusto ko ring matanggal siya rito sa eskuwelahan.” She added that she’s willing to forgive the teacher as long as she faces the parents of the boy scouts involved.
According to Department of Education spokesperson Annie Sevilla, it’s possible that the teacher got mad because of students missing during the said activity and that she may also be pregnant, however, what she did was not the right way to discipline kids.
“It’s a clear violation of our policy. Dahil sabi nga natin dapat una positibo, walang violence. Pangatlo magbibigay dapat ng mas magandang leksiyon.”
Teacher to transfer schools.
Sevilla has reported that the involved teacher is said to be transferring schools as she has agreed to resign from her previous workplace.
“Per update of the regional director last night, nag-agree siya na ma-reassign ng eskuwelahan while we are undergoing the fact-finding investigation.”
She also added that both students and the teacher is under the protection of DepEd.
“Both the learners and the teacher, who is now subject to judgment ng publiko, ang gusto nating sabihin ay ito po ay under ng ating school management.”
“We hope the public will give the due respect na ang eskuwelahan alam gagawin dito dahil hindi rin po pwede na hindi natin didisiplinahin ang mga bata. Ang gusto po natin maging responsable ang mga bata but at the end of it all, hindi po natin papayagan ang pagdidisiplina ng hindi tama, ito po ay dapat positive and non-violent.”