Today’s China Post runs a very Taiwan story, a Taiwan Moment. Comments?
Student goes home wearing only one shoe after punishment
A Taipei junior high school student was sent home wearing only one shoe recently, because the FEMALE teacher punished him by taking the other shoe.
A student of the Chin Hwa Junior High School in Taipei, surnamed Kin, was punished by his teacher for wearing shoes that did not match the school’s rules.
Kin, who got his white shoes wet in the rain, went to school wearing a pair of blue shoes. The class teacher insisted on punishing him even after Kin explained his reasons for breaking school rules.
The teacher took one of kin’s shoes and locked it in a locker. After school, Kin called his father, asking his father to pick him up.
After his father arrived at the school, he asked the discipline master of the school to return his son’s shoe. The discipline master apologized and returned the shoe immediately.
But later the teacher arrived and demanded that Kin receive his punishment, and after an argument, Kin’s father returned Kin’s shoe to the teacher in a rage, and said to the teacher “you will have to be responsible if he gets hurt on his way home!”
So Kin hopped to the bus stop on his own and went home with only one shoe.
Afterwards, the school officials apologized to the family and said they will ask the teacher to rethink HER punishment.