Student tries to stab teacher
KANGAR: A 50-year-old teacher had a bad start to the new school year after he was attacked by a knife-wielding Form Five student for reprimanding the latter’s “punk” hair style yesterday.
In the 7am incident, the teacher had stopped the student at the entrance and lectured him over his haircut.
Kangar police deputy chief deputy Superintendent Ismail Che Isa said the student had left the school compound only to return with his mother.
“About 30 minutes later, the student came back with his mother and an argument broke out with the teacher.
“Suddenly, the student whipped out a sharp object and swung it across the teacher’s face.”
It is learnt that the student was armed with a small hand-held curved knife.
The teacher sustained a minor scratch above his right eyebrow.
Ismail said the student’s mother, in her 40s, was shocked and tried to stop her son, but to no avail.
The boy then fled the scene.
Police recorded a statement from the mother and the teacher lodged a police report before seeking treatment at a clinic.
“We are waiting for the parents to surrender the boy,” said Ismail.
State education director Dun Kasa said the department would conduct its own investigation into the matter.
“The student’s mother will be called so that we can hear her side of the story before deciding on the next course of action.”