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Teacher transferred in shoe punishment case

8 Aug 2017 | 278 View

Teacher transferred in shoe punishment case

A teacher who ordered one of her students to sit on the floor and place his shoes on the head has been temporarily relieved of teaching duties.

Teacher ordering student to put shoes on head shunted

Neela Singkhiri

UBON RATCHATHANI – A teacher who ordered one of her students to sit on the floor and place his shoes on the head has been temporarily relieved of teaching duties.

The 29th Educational District Office on Monday transferred the teacher from Thung Thueng Ying Pattana School in Det Udom district to work at the office with immediate effect to pave the way for investigations into her act.

The teacher, whose name is withheld, was seen in a video clip on Friday ordering a student at the school to place his shoes on his head. She also ordered him to wai the shoes and put them on his back again. The incident took place in full view of other students in the building.

The student told Thairath Online on Friday that he was punished for not taking off his shoes when he walked into the building.

The name of the student has not been disclosed.

Educational district office director Adul Kongthong said the teacher admitted to the school that the incident was real.

The school and the educational district office have set up two separate panels to probe her.

Mr Adul said the investigation would centre on whether the punishment was too harsh or if it was aimed to promote better discipline.

The teacher did not teach on Monday as she took a business leave.



: an action - การกระทำ


: to have as your purpose or goal - มีเป้าหมาย มีจุดมุ่งหมาย


: the ability to control your actions - วินัย  


: to give information to people - เปิดเผย


: something that you have to do because it is part of your job, or something that you feel is the right thing to do - หน้าที่, ภารกิจ, ความรับผิดชอบ


: officially begun to be used ; to take effect - มีผล

immediate (adj)

: happening or done now, without any delay - ทันที; ทันทีทันใด

incident (adj)

: something that happens, usually something bad - เหตุการณ์

investigation (adj)

: the process of trying to find out all the details or facts about something - การสอบสวน

leave (noun)

: time taken off from work, either paid or unpaid - การพักงาน

panel (noun)

: a group of people who make decisions or judgments - คณะกรรมการ

probe (noun)

: to investigate; to attempt to find out the truth about something; to examine - ตรวจสอบ

promote (noun)

: to encourage or support something - สนับสนุน

punish (noun)

: to make somebody suffer because they have broken the law or done something wrong - ทำโทษ

separate (noun)

: different; not connected - ซึ่งไม่ต่อเนื่อง, ซึ่งไม่เชื่อมกัน

temporarily (noun)

: for a limited period of time - ชั่วคราว

transferred (noun)

: changed someone’s job or responsibilities - โยกย้ายตำแหน่ง

harsh (adjective)

: cruel, severe and unkind - กระด้าง, รุนแรง, ห้าว, เกรี้ยวกราด

pave the way for (verb)

: to create a situation in which something can happen - ปูทาง

order (verb)

: to use your position of authority to tell somebody to do something or say that something must happen - สั่ง

director (noun)

: the head of a school or organisation - ผู้อำนวยการ

relieved of duties (noun)

: to officially remove from a job

admitted (verb)

: agreed that something is true, especially when you are unhappy, sorry or surprised about it - ยอมรับ

shunt (noun)

: moving somebody/something to a different place ofr position, especially a less important one - การสับเปลี่ยน, การย้าย

withheld (noun)

: to deliberately not give something to someone - ระงับ, ถอนกลับ