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Monday February 17, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Monday February 17, 2014 MYT 7:06:21 AM
by r.s.n. murali
MALACCA: A teacher in Kedah allegedly received a rape threat – from a Year Three pupil!
The young boy from SK Lanai first called her on the phone and then followed up with an SMS that read: “Teacher, wait I will rape you, soon.”
Her colleague, who contacted The Star office here, said the threat from the young boy has sent shock waves throughout the school in Kupang, about 6km from Baling town, and across the state.
“She is traumatised that her pupil had boldly made the threat,” said the colleague, a 29-year-old teacher from Alor Gajah here, who now teaches at the Kedah school.
The pupil had allegedly acted in such a menacing manner in defence of a friend who was not appointed the class monitor.
The 39-year-old victim was at her home in Bandar Putri Jaya, Sungai Petani, when she received the threat at around 10.30pm on Feb 13.
Terrified, she asked her husband to check out who made the phone call, which was in a boyish tone.
Using a public phone, the husband called back the number and a man, believed to be in his 30s, answered.
The man admitted that his nephew had used his cell phone and that he would punish the boy and report the matter to his parents.
The teacher lodged a police report at the Kuala Muda police headquarters on Feb 14. This was confirmed by a senior police official.
When contacted, a man claiming to be a senior assistant at the primary school, said they have summoned the boys’ parents to the school today (Monday).
“We want to find out what prompted the pupil to make the threat against his teacher and whether the child needs psychiatric help,” he said, adding the boy was absent from school yesterday.
Meanwhile, anti-crime activist Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye wants the Kedah education department to make a full probe into the matter.
“I am dumbfounded. How could a boy make such a grave threat? We need to nip the problem in the bud,” said Lee, the Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation vice-chairman.
He said the case should act as an eye-opener that remedial measures are urgently needed to curb the rising cases of delinquency among schoolchildren.
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Education, Family & Community, teacher, year three, pupil, primary school, rape threat, false accusation, lee lam thye
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