Bubbly, chirpy, inquisitive that’s how most kids are- right? Especially when we talk about preschools it becomes quite difficult to manage these little angel-faces. It is obvious teachers might get frustrated and punish some of them but who is to decide the extent of punishment being given?.Some teachers deliver pure barbarism in the name of disciplining children.
Recently a teacher from Sesame Tree School in Ranga Reddy district of Telangana sealed a student’s mouth with tape for “talking too much”.What is even more disturbing is the fact that the kid is a KG student, small enough to differentiate right from wrong. The incident was reported on Saturday, last week. The teacher was extremely annoyed by the boy’s constant talking in the class, despite her warnings. And the moment she couldn’t handle it anymore, she decided to shut his mouth with a tape.
“He was very dull when he came home that day and when we inquired, he told us that his teacher had gagged his mouth with tape for talking to other students in the classroom. We called the school principal to inquire about the incident, but there was no response,” the boy’s mother told the Deccan Chronicle. Later the parents decided to register a police complaint against the teacher under section 82 of the Juvenile Justice Act.
According to the daily, based on the parent’s complaint, the Narsingi police have registered a case against the teacher, identified as Asra, under Section 82 of the Juvenile Justice Act. A probe in the case is on, police said.
When Parents send their students to school it means they trust the administration with the responsibility of their kids. It is unexpectable for any teacher to behave in such a manner with a 4-year-old kid and even more unimaginable to fathom the effect it must have had on the boy’s mind and his confidence.