KUALA LUMPUR: A Year One pupil of SK Damansara Damai 1 in Damansara Damai was left with a swollen and bruised left eye after a teacher threw a shoe at him for talking in class on Monday.
M. Sri Tharan, 7, who was accompanied by his parents during a press conference here yesterday, said he was asking his friend what the teacher was saying when the incident happened.
"I did not understand what she was teaching so I asked my friend.
"That was when she threw a shoe at me," said the boy.
Businesswoman N. Maninegalai, 44, said her son was crying when she picked him up from school at 6.30pm but did not say anything when asked.
Upon realising it later, they took him to Sungai Buloh Hospital and lodged a police report.
"We plan to take him out of the school and enrol him in another school.
" We have reported this to the school for investigation."
A school spokesman said the 30-something mathematics teacher had been issued with a show cause letter and ordered to attend a counselling session at the Selangor Education Department.
"We will meet with the pupil and his parents today to apologise for the inappropriate behaviour and discuss the incident.
Petaling Jaya district police chief Assistant Commissioner Arjunaidi Mohamed said they were awaiting instructions from the deputy public prosecutor's office for further action.
Source: New Straits Times General 28 March 2012