3 More Sarasas Teachers Surrender To Police

Teacher pushing kid to the floor

Three more teachers from Sarasas Witaed Ratchaphruek School in Nonthaburi turned themselves into police on Wednesday and accepted charges of physically abusing their students.

Nonthaburi police chief Pol Maj Gen Paisal Wongwatcharamongkol only identified them as Ni, Waew and Wan.

He did not go into details about the abuse they allegedly committed, but they surrendered to police after being shown video recordings of them mistreating pupils.

So far, 16 teachers and teaching assistants in 10 Sarasas-affiliated schools have been accused of having physically abused students.

Pol Maj Gen Wongwatcharamongkol said the Sarasas Witaed Ratchaphruek School director will be summoned on 14th October to acknowledge charges that the school failed to recruit teachers with teaching licences.

The director sent someone yesterday to tell investigators that she was not ready to meet them as she was still gathering evidence and witnesses to counter the allegations, he said.

Police have received dozens of complaints against teachers and teaching assistants.

Meanwhile, Sarasas Witaed Ratchaphruek School denied it is suing parents of abused students and avoiding responsibility, after a sacked teacher filed a complaint against some parents.

The school’s management posted on its Facebook page on Tuesday that it neither wanted a dispute with parents nor denied any responsibility for its treatment of students.

The school says it is adhering to a deal made with the Education Ministry on 30th September, under which it will refund fees and pay for any physical or psychological treatment for abused students.