- A 10-year-old boy was left in tears as his female teacher at Vergenoegd Primary School allegedly forced him to strip down to his underwear
- This was seemingly part of his punishment and the teacher believed he had stolen a pair of shorts
- His mother is irate and has clarified that she had bought him the shorts and the incident has been reported to the District Office
A teacher at the Vergenoegd Primary School in Delft, Cape Town is in hot water after she allegedly forced a 10-year-old pupil to strip down to his underwear on Wednesday.
The boy’s mother fetched her son at school and immediately noticed something was wrong when he came out crying.
He was so overcome by emotion that he couldn’t speak and his fellow learners revealed what had transpired.
It was then that his mother discovered that his teacher had forced him to remove the shorts he had been wearing and effectively walk around in his underwear.
To add insult to injury, he was ridiculed by many learners when the lunch break/ interval commenced.
Briefly.co.za understands that the teacher accused the boy of wearing a stolen shorts on the assumption that it was issued by the school.
The Daily Voice reported that his mother was understandably irate and immediately booked a meeting with the school’s principal.
The 34-year-old mother said, “My child has been traumatised. Imagine being left in the care of a teacher that does that to you. She said he had on a school shorts that he had stolen.”
According to the mother, the teacher showed no remorse during the meeting as she sat there “smugly”.
His mother feels the teacher should pay for traumatising her child and that the school should be responsible for arranging counselling.
Millicent Merton, representative of the Western Cape Education Department (WCED), said the incident was reported to the District Office and is currently under investigation.
WCED also confirmed that counselling will be arranged for the young boy following the completion of the investigation.
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