Dept: Let’s close school brawl issue

GEORGE TOWN: The state Education Department has taken action according to standard operating procedure (SOP) over the alleged bullying and gangsterism incidents at SMK Bandar Tasek Mutiara.

Its director Shaari Osman said that as far as he was concerned, there should be an end to the whole issue.

“It is not bullying but a fight between two parties.

“We do what we were supposed to do and whether it’s enough or not, it is beyond my authority to answer. I do not want to comment on that anymore.

“Everything is settled. The most important thing is the kids are back in school, that’s my main concern,” he told reporters at the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing between Bank Simpanan Nasional and representatives of four schools organising the School Carnival Programme BSN 2016 yesterday.

Shaari was responding to a statement by Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy, who said that the state Education Department should have taken stiffer action against the teacher of the school where reports of alleged bullying and gangsterism occurred.

Dr Ramasamy also asked why only two boys were expelled and not all who were involved in the fighting incident.

To this, Shaari clarified that the four students were not expelled but suspended.


Source: The Star