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No action taken against unruly boy: classmates’ parents
The parents of students studying in Government Higher Secondary School at Kallapadi near Gudiyattam, are upset as a Class 12 boy, who was reportedly mischievous, has not been punished ‘suitably’ for his acts.
Though the use of mobile phones on school premises has been banned, the Class 12 boy reportedly violated the rule and was using it for various ‘objectionable’ activities. Gowtham (name changed) used to click photographs of girls from his class, upload them on social media; consume liquor on campus along with his friends and click pictures of the same; watch pornography and also used to send messages to the class teacher at night.
When A Sabapathy took charge as president of the school’s Parents Teachers Association (PTA) on August 31, he wrote a letter on September 4 to the Vellore CEO demanding action against Gowtham. In the letter, accessed by DT Next, Sabapathy stated that when the student’s mobile was seized and examined by his class teacher, she was shocked to find pictures of the boy drinking, smoking ganja, etc., on the campus.
Sabapathy further added that he had requested the school head to deal with the boy, however, no action was taken. Hence, he requested the CEO to intervene and take actions act against the boy and the school head. Vaniyambadi DEO CT Veermani conducted an enquiry and forwarded a report to Vellore CEO S Mars. Following the enquiry, Sabapathy said that the issue was resolved.
However, one of the parents seeking anonymity said, “We are satisfied with the way the issue was handled by the officials as the boy was not punished enough for his acts. We suspect caste bias in the boy’s case.”
When CEO S Mars was contacted over the phone, he refused to answer the call. Official sources, however, said that action against Gowtham was pending.