We often like to claim the world is in black and white. Unfortunately, things aren’t always as clear as that. Matters only get worse when the truth gets muddled, much like this recent incident from a school in Seremban.
A student had supposedly caught her teacher having an erection during his class. She recorded the incident and the footage spread among the students. Although the teacher later claimed the ‘erection’ had simply been his wallet, not everyone believed him.
The incident had supposedly taken place in a famous secondary school in Seremban. Apparently, the 26-year-old teacher had been teaching in class when a student noticed something protruding from his pants. Concerned, she took a recording of it. The 40-second footage supposedly showed the protrusion clearly without it faltering at all. However, the student did not film her teacher’s face and only focused on his lower body.
The teacher was initially not aware of the issue. But, on 22nd August, he was contacted by the head of the department about the video. Apparently, the footage had spread among other teachers and students and had come to their attention. During the discussion, the teacher supposedly defended himself, claiming he had not had an erection. The protrusion had simply been his wallet. The school had then chosen to accept his statement.
The school had later taken disciplinary action against the students involved. They justified their actions by claiming the film had shown disrespect towards their teachers. However, the incriminated teacher still chose to file a police report on 23rd August. He had apparently done so as he was dissatisfied with being filmed and felt it endangered his personal safety and reputation.
However, some did not agree with the outcome of the case. In fact, they felt it required more investigation. Their reasoning was that the teacher’s explanation was unconvincing and illogical. They also urged the school to not be hasty in dealing with the issue.
A few felt that it was inappropriate for the student to film her teacher’s lower half. But, others defended her actions, claiming she would not have done so if the teacher had not acted inappropriately first. Some added that if the teacher had indeed had an erection, it would be constituted as “harassment” and is unethical.
According to China Press, there had been another concerning incident involving the same teacher. At the time, the teacher had supposedly physically touched students in another class. As such, the current issue is understandably a concern, especially to students and parents.
Well, we hope the school manages to find a balance between prioritising the teacher’s reputation and the students’ safety. It is difficult, but nonetheless, still needs to be done.
Source: China Press