Mee Toh School has issued a statement to address serious allegations of bullying suffered by one of its students in school.
The primary school was thrust into the spotlight after education minister Ong Ye Kung stepped in to address serious allegations of bullying by the school's students.
Ong posted late on Tuesday night, March 10, to expressed that he was "dismayed and troubled" by the bullying sustained by the Primary 5 student:He also wrote that the alleged bullying was "even more unacceptable" given "that the victim felt that it was a racist act".
In response to Mothership.sg queries, Mee Toh School principal Wang-Tan Sun Sun issued a statement saying that the school has met up with the affected student's mother and "will follow through with the appropriate disciplinary actions for the students involved".
This is Mee Toh School's response in full:
The school is aware of the incident and has met up with the student’s mother. The school does not condone bullying of any form, including racist remarks made at any individual. Every incident is taken seriously, and the school will follow through with the appropriate disciplinary actions for the students involved.
Character education is cornerstone to a holistic education. The school will continue to enable our students to build healthy and respectful peer relationships for their overall emotional and social well-being.
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