Students stage protest in support of teacher

Students stage protest in support of teacher

Students stage protest in support of teacher

 Students of Rotary English Medium High School on Paduvalapattana Road, here on Saturday, staged a protest against the school management for suspending a teacher over a complaint on corporal punishment.

It is said that Santosh, a mathematics teacher, had beaten up a class X student for failing to crack a sum. So, the victim’s parents had brought the matter to the notice of the school management and Block Education Officer (BEO) M R Anantharaju, who had asked the school authorities to conduct an inquiry. The authorities have issued a show-cause notice to Santosh and have suspended him till the completion of an inquiry.

The agitating students said, “Santosh is a good teacher and the issue is raised over personal issues. The authorities should withdraw his suspension order and should create a healthy atmosphere in the school.” Even a few parents accompanied the students.

School secretary Asan convinced the students and parents to drop the agitation. He said, the management has convened a parents and teachers meeting to discuss the matter on Monday. Everything will be solved in the meet, he assured.