A Class 7 student in Gurgaon has been suspended from school for threatening to rape a teacher and her daughter via an online post.
After the post caught attention, the private school, left unnamed for privacy reasons, put out a statement declaring that the “lower middle school student” has been suspended “with mandated counselling”.
“This is an incident involving a lower middle school student allegedly indulging in an offensive and highly objectionable cyber prank involving a teacher. A thorough investigation was carried out and stern action was taken, including suspension along with mandated counselling,” said the statement quoted in a TOI report.
The statement clarified that it has a “zero-tolerance policy towards such acts,”. Gurugram child welfare committee has also stepped in to look into the matter.
“A notice will be sent to the school and children. They will be called and asked about the entire incident,” the TOI report quotes committee chairperson Shakuntala Dhul. “Counselling sessions will be taken of the school authorities, including the teachers and kids.”
Around the same time last week, a Class 8 student of the same Gurgaon school is said to have asked a teacher out via mail for “candlelight dinner and sex”. Whether any action has been taken against this student is not known.