Respect and Rights – any school teacher do have also rights. This learner must also go because she does not have any respect to a teacher. Rules are rules, and both parents and learners supposed to sign rules (code of conduct) of the schools to not use cellphones in classrooms. Look at that back chats to the teacher – this is not normal at all – the way she is talking, thinks that she is in charge of the class, if she is the teacher and the teacher the pupil. So everytime a pupil behave like this, schools fire the teachers. Why only take action against the teacher now, the learner is the problem maker here, what about her – she will do this to the next teacher as well? She can’t behave herself. Send her out of the school, because she disturbed other learners.
WCED spokesperson Jesicca Shelver says the department does not condone violence and will be taking action against the teacher once its investigation is complete.
– Pupils at Sans Souci Girls’ High School in Newlands, Cape Town, are staging a protest in support of the teacher who was caught on camera slapping a pupil during a heated confrontation.
A video doing the rounds on social media shows the teacher engaged in an argument with the pupil. The teacher can be heard admonishing the girl for having her cellphone at school in contravention of the school’s code of conduct.
In the clip, which is about one-and-a-half minutes long, the rest of the class looks on helplessly as the pupil repeatedly backchats the teacher who appears to grow more and more agitated.
During the incident, which reportedly happened on Tuesday, the girl accuses the teacher of swearing at her and this appears to escalate their confrontation.
When the teacher confiscates the pupil’s cellphone the girl pushes past her to take to phone from the teacher’s table. At this point, the teacher becomes visibly overwrought and slaps the girl, to the horror of her classmates.
Officials from the Western Cape Education Department are at the school on Wednesday morning to investigate the matter.
A number of pupils have spoken out in support of the teacher, with one claiming that the pupil is “troubled” and that the teacher would not have reacted in this manner unless provoked.