In 2008 she admitted caning several students, one female student 18 times. This event was reported to police by the parents of the girl concerned. Ms Permpool admitted the offense but the school defended her saying they had a written agreement with parents to cane students.
Ms Permpool did resign from her position as Head of Year but did not resign her post as a teacher.
In January 2011 Ms Permpool was still working at Yothinburana School although she claims she has stopped abusing children. The school appears to still permit caning so we do not know if this is true or not.
Our view is that Ms. Permpool should be serving a jail sentence now, not teaching children. We are trying to get this case re-investigated and a report sent to prosecutors with a view to Ms Permpool being properly charged and tried in court.
Lessons to be learned from Caning Controversy – by Burin Kantabutra
Posted on March 28, 2011, in Thai Teachers and tagged bangkok, caning, Suwattana Permpool, teacher, teachers, Thailand, thailand caning, thailand caning controversy, yothinburana school. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.