Teacher Disciplined After Punching Student Who Slated His 'Paedophile' Moustache
After being charged with assault and put before New Zealand's Teaching Council Disciplinary Tribunal, his actions were deemed 'serious misconduct'.
The unnamed male teacher had been playing at a college rugby game back in 2018. The student, meanwhile, was watching on, and as the teacher came off the field the youngster made the dig at his facial hair.
According to an agreed statement of facts, the teacher then asked the teenager if he 'wanted a smack in the face'.
Pointing to his cheek, the student replied: "Yes, right here."
The teacher then struck the 13-year-old, and told him, as per the statement: "You're not laughing now."
In his statement to the Tribunal, the teacher explained that he had felt frustrated by the student's cheekiness, and said he was upset after being called a 'paedophile'.
The Tribunal said in its verdict: "Punching a child's head is a very serious matter.
"[His] behaviour was totally unacceptable and set a very poor example to the student, not to mention that it could have had some very serious physical consequences for the boy."
The name of the student involved and the school where the incident took place have not been revealed.
Meanwhile, another teacher in Spain recently made headlines for much more positive reasons, after her proud husband posted photos online showing her creativity in class.
In the snaps, Verónica Duque is wearing an organ bodysuit to teach anatomy - having often used costumes to bring lessons to life.
Captioning the photos, husband Michal said: "Very proud of this volcano of ideas that I am lucky to have as a woman.
"Today she explained the human anatomy to her students in a very original way.
"And the kids [were] freaking out. Great Verónica!"
The tweet was liked 65,200 times and retweeted 13,000 times, with people heaping praise on the 43-year-old for her dedication and creativity.
One person wrote: "Great. Spectacular. Intelligent. Masterly. Surely students will not forget this in their life."
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