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Pupil suffers head wound after teacher flings chair in class

 | April 21, 2017

Sabah education director Maimunah Suhaibul says case is now under police investigation and school is cooperating.

cikguPETALING JAYA: A chair thrown by his teacher is believed to have hit an eight-year-old schoolboy, who suffered a head wound requiring eight stitches.

NST Online reported the incident is believed to have happened at a classroom in Penampang, Sabah, at around 9am yesterday.

The boy’s mother, 34, who only wanted to be known as Wawa, said the teacher was teaching the Year Two class and was scolding another student.

“(He threw a) wooden chair (at the pupil), but it ended up striking my son instead,” said the mother who works for a media organisation.

Wawa’s husband, a teacher at the same school, rushed their son to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital 1 for treatment.

Wawa said she lodged a police report at the Kinarut police station in Papar so that action could be taken against the teacher.

Sabah education director Maimunah Suhaibul said the case was now under police investigation and the school was cooperating with the police.

“The teacher involved will be called in to provide his statement.

“We, in the education sector have been reminding teachers that they are not allowed to throw objects, even a piece of chalk, at pupils.”


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