A video of a high school teacher abusing her student is making the rounds on social media, drawing the ire of Facebook users in particular.
The video shows a certain “Mam Eds” (sic), reportedly a science teacher of San Pedro National High School, wrapping packing tape around a student’s head and mouth in what looks to be a form of disciplinary action.
The video appears to be a discreet cellphone recording of a fellow student.
The video, which as of press time has drawn more than 900 likes and over 6000 shares, has elicited widespread condemnation from Filipino Facebook users, with most pointing out that the act of taping a student’s mouth shut is too harsh a punishment.
On the other hand, some users defended the teacher’s actions, saying that teachers often have to act as disciplinarians in place of parents who may not have the time to discipline their children.
The video of the incident was uploaded on Facebook with the accompanying plea:
A Teacher of San.Pedro National High School abusing her student… the teacher was known : MAM EDS.SCIENCE TEACHER
SANA PO MAKAUSAP NIYO UNG GURO PARA DI NA MAULET SA IBA KASI PO KUNG WALANG AKSYON NA MAGAGANAP DEP-ED PO NAMIN TO IDEDERETSO
Credit: Kyle Rick GonsalesSan Pedro National High School