Get counselling if distressed, teachers told

SIBU: Teachers in distress should talk to school authorities instead of taking the law into their hands, said Sarawak Teachers’ Union, Sibu chapter chairman Tan Kwang Wui.

He said the union too provided counselling for teachers with problems.

Tan said this in response to the case of a primary school teacher in Lebaan, near here who assaulted her principal for doing a spotcheck on her classroom.

In the incident on Friday, the 49-year-old teacher splashed hot water on the principal in front of the classroom.

The principal’s left arm and body were injured in the Friday incident and the teacher was later detained by the police.

“Teachers with aggressive behaviour should not be in the education system,” Tan said.

He said the union would not condone such behaviour.

“We will also never protect anyone who take the law into their hands,” he added.

Tan urged the Education Department and the police to investigate the case thoroughly.

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