A 9-year-old pupil was exposed to a cruel form of punishment in an elementary school in Alimos, suburb of south Athens. The music teacher had his classmates slap and beat him all though the duration of the lesson because he had committed a “horrible” mischief: he pretended to drive a car!
The pupil was released from the unprecedented torture when the bell rang.
The director of the 6th elementary school in Alimos confirmed the incident.
The pupils’ parents took immediate action: they filed a law suit again the teacher and are collecting signature in a petition of have her removed from the school.
During the music class, the 9-year-old pretended his was driving a car.
Obviously angered by the sound, the teacher asked his classmates to beat him.
“Let’s give him a couple of smacks to make him stop,” she reportedly told the children.
Some of the 4-grade pupils ‘froze’ and remained seated. However, the majority of them obeyed the teacher’s order and began to slap and beat the ‘troublemaker” on the head and other parts of his body.
The child tried to escape through the classroom door, but he didn’t make it. Some children pushed him into a corner and continued beating him on the head.
“Well done, children, sit down now,” the teacher said to those involved in the torture.
“Mom, the bell saved me,” the victim told his mother in tears.
The mother sought the school director on the matter. He urged her to seek the teacher and directly solve the issue with her.
The teacher reportedly told the director that the incident took place because she got angry.
The mother – obviously fed up with the director’s indifference – filed a law suit against the teacher, wrote a complaint to the director and she is collecting signatures in a petition to the Ministry of Education to have the teacher removed from the school “immediately. “
She has reportedly collected 121 signatures so far.
The school director told protothema.gr that the Primary Education Directorate was aware of the incident and has taken the necessary measures.
“I did what I had to do,” the director said adding “the pupil’s parents did what they had to do on their part and the case is under investigation.”
They say “Music has charms to soothe a savage, music has the power to enchant even the roughest of people.” But apparently not the anger of a woman who claims to be a teacher.
PS are they totally nuts over there in Alimos? A psycho teacher, a clueless director and parents who have not taught their children that beating is not the solution to any problem?