An elementary student in North Sumatra in Indonesia forgot to bring his homework to school. Naturally, his teacher wasn’t pleased with the boy’s negligence but the teacher’s mode of “punishment” for the kid did not only go overboard, it was shocking, repulsive and so vicious.
The teacher made her erring student lick the dirty toilet as severe punishment for the forgotten homework. The child’s mother said her kid was ordered to lick the toilet 12 times. The boy tried to comply, but after four licks, the child with the initials MB, vomited.
SH, the student’s mother, said as parents they would have understood if the teacher identified only by the initials RM only asked their child to clean the toilet as punishment, but what she made the boy do was way too much to still be acceptable.
The mother shared: “My husband stormed into the school to meet with the teacher. I’m angry, upset. How are there no other punishments?”
The regency’s education board confirmed that the incident happened and that they had already sanctioned the teacher. Sergei Bedagi Regency Education Board Head Joni Walker Manik said they had transferred the teacher to a public elementary school in Tebing Tinggi. He also said the teacher was only “human” who also “makes mistakes.”
The sanction is being questioned for being too lenient given what the teacher made the student do, and in the process endangered even his own health.