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Father lodges police report over son’s expulsion from school
KUALA TERENGGANU: A father lodged a police report yesterday over his son's expulsion from a school after he was bullied.
Trader Ghazali Mat Min, 50, also demanded that those involved in the incident be investigated.
He alleged that his son Muhammad Nor Aiman Ghazali, 16, was bullied and beaten up by some students at a vocational school in Wakaf Tembesu on July 13.
His son was seriously injured in the 3am incident but he did not lodge a police report as the school agreed to conduct an investigation and act against those who had beaten up his son.
Ghazali said he had no choice but to lodge a police report as the school had not taken any action against those involved.
"What was more shocking was that on August 2 my son was expelled from the school," he said.
"I had given the school ample time to investigate and take action against those involved but they had not done so," he said when met at the Gong Badak police station here yesterday.
Ghazali also alleged that the school only informed him about the incident 16 hours after it happened.
"The school or the hostel warden did not tell me what had happened to my son until we went to the school to to take him to the Sultanah Nur Zahirah hospital for treatment," he said.
He said Aiman was weak and listless by the time the family arrived at the school.
"A lot of things can happen in 16 hours and the delay in treating his injuries could have even led to death," he said.
He said he had appealed the expulsion but the school refused to let his son continue his studies there.
"I don't want to transfer him to another school as it will be difficult for him to adapt to the non-vocational syllabus outside. I don't want to put him through all that as next year he will be sitting for SPM," he said.
Ghazali claimed 14 students were expelled from the school last month.
"The state Education Department should investigate this as the students should have been given a second chance and expulsion should only be taken as a last resort," he said.