The management for the Sarasas chain of schools which earlier this year were at the centre of abuse allegations have again been forced to apologise for the treatment of one of their students.
Management of the Sarasas Witaed Samut Prakan School issued a public apology on Friday after a teacher was found to have taped a 6-year-old student’s mouth shut.
Parents of the student, who have reported the incident to police, said their child is traumatised after the incident and does not want to return to school.
In a statement, the school said: “A grade 1 class teacher used clear tape on a student’s mouth and punched him in the back. The school apologises for the incident and is sorry for what happened. We apologize to the parents. Sarasas school recognizes the problem of student punishments”.
The school said it had also ordered all teachers not to physically or mentally punish students.
The teacher, who has been working at the school for four months, will also be reprimanded.
Earlier this year, Sarasas schools hit the headlines after a video posted on social media showed a teacher, who was working without proper qualifications, abusing a kindergarten student.
Parents of 39 students at Sarasas Witaed Ratchaphruek in Nonthaburi filed complaints with the police for the abuse and mistreatment of their children at the school.