[www.inewsguyana.com] – The grandmother of a third form secondary student on the Essequibo Coast is calling for investigation into an incident where someone mixed rum in the water bottle belonging to her grandson and which resulted in the child being flogged by the class teacher.
The incident occurred at the Cotton Field Secondary school on Thursday, October 16. Chumawatie Adolphus says she filled the bottle with water for her grandson, Navindra Singh and sent him off to school.
She said while he was in class, a student reported to the teacher that Singh mixed rum with his water, while another student took the bottle from his bag and gave it to the teacher.
The woman alleged that the male teacher then made her grandson bend over on a desk in front of the class, while he whipped him with a stick.
Adolphus says she is upset that her grandson was punished for something he did not do and is calling on the Ministry of Education to look into the matter.