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Posted 2010-08-31 12:02:22
Thai Catholic School Teacher Caught Caning Students
Video footage exposing a Thai teacher caning students at a Catholic boarding school in Nakhon Ratchasima has appeared on Thai television recently. The teacher, not certified by the Teacherís Council of Thailand, has subsequently been suspended by the school.
Nakhon Ratchasima, the 31st of August 2010: The controversial footage was aired on Thai television Monday, showing art teacher, Somchai Limthanmaporn caning several students at the St. Maryís School in Thailandís northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima. Over 40 students have since come forward complaining of Mr. Limthanmapornís use of corporal punishment, forcing the school to suspend him from duty.
A school administrator, Nongkran Prathumtri, stated that the school could not condone Mr. Limthanmapornís actions and has subsequently released him from employment with the facility. No professional sanctions have been taken against Mr. Limthanmaporn, who is not an accredited teacher with the Teacherís Council of Thailand. Parents of the children involved have however filed complaints with police over the beatings.
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Posted 2010-08-31 12:36:38
This guy should be in a psychiatric clinic for the rest of his life. But not before he received the same treatment from the children's parents.
Posted 2010-08-31 12:43:02
I thought it is common practice to cane children in Thailand?
It should only be a last resort.
Spare the rod and spoil the child, was the maxim in my day.
Posted 2010-08-31 12:43:18
A good candidate to be evaluated for -
Sadistic personality disorder is:
A] A pervasive pattern of cruel, demeaning, and aggressive behavior, beginning by early adulthood, as indicated by the repeated occurrence of at least four of the following:
1. has used physical cruelty or violence for the purpose of establishing dominance in a relationship (not merely to achieve some non-interpersonal goal, such as striking someone in order to rob him/her).
2. humiliates or demeans people in the presence of others.
3. has treated or disciplined someone under his/her control unusually harshly.
4. is amused by, or takes pleasure in, the psychological or physical suffering of others (including animals).
5. has lied for the purpose of harming or inflicting pain on others (not merely to achieve some other goal).
6. gets other people to do what he/she wants by frightening them (through intimidation or even terror).
7. restricts the autonomy of people with whom he or she has a close relationship, e.g., will not let spouse leave the house unaccompanied or permit teenage daughter to attend social functions.
8. is fascinated by violence, weapons, injury, or torture.
B] The behavior in A has not been directed toward only one person (e.g., spouse, one child) and has not been solely for the purpose of sexual arousal (as in sexual sadism).
Posted 2010-08-31 12:53:39
Would something like this happen to my son, I'd pay somebody to let him know what real pain is. He wouldn't be back at school. How can you call him a teacher?
Okay, let's face it. some teachers at elementary schools are using bamboo sticks to hit the little kids. But it's over at high school level.
I hope the students in this movie will find him in the middle of the night.
Good to have cell phones in the classroom.........
Posted 2010-08-31 12:53:39
if it was a catholic priest, would have been a lot more intimate than caning!
Posted 2010-08-31 12:55:55
Please read the text, nobody here needs a lesson. No need to google weird shit. Wake up.
Posted 2010-08-31 12:56:35
would that include "Hang them high" posters. and various other comments like these that poke fun on foreigners in Thai jail?
specially if i look at point 4 or 8.
Posted 2010-08-31 12:57:50
The problem is it's illegal ...LTGTR!!
I posted about a ladyboy teacher hitting children with a stick at a school in Pattaya including my 6 year old daughter. The teacher in question is also not qualified and still teaching at the same school. My daughter now attends a different school with more parents leaving the school in question next term. I did ask a few media outlets if they were interested in the story but i believe they were scared and we did have a police report to back up our story. Good to see something is being done!!
Posted 2010-08-31 13:03:06
Whilst I was working as a teacher at a catholic school near Bangkok I witnessed a female teacher caning 3 boys in the staff room. There were lots of other teachers in the staff room and no one batted an eye lid - except for me.
Posted 2010-08-31 13:05:51
Except I wouldn't pay anyone, I would rather inflict the damage myself. It would be swift and severe and people in Comas always have difficulty in pressing charges.
Posted 2010-08-31 13:08:17
But the kids were caught colouring outside of the lines! They deserved to be beaten!
Posted 2010-08-31 13:13:12
i watched the video.
Looks like he is getting ready for a tennis serve.
I must hurt, but I am sure I heard laughter in the classroom.
Not sure what to make of it.
Posted 2010-08-31 13:16:25
Without knowing the specific situation it is not easy to understand why this teacher was caning the students.
Before comdemning it and beside comdemning it it would be interesting to know. What was his intention in doing so?
It would be possible this teacher canes the students because he cannot keep them in line in another way.
This means he has no other personal faculties to keep them in line in another way.
It is also possible he cannot keep them in line because he cannot control outside aspects , just imagine he is not supported by the staf of the school in using other, more acceptable measures, to keep his students in line.
Then I wonder what the actual problem of the situation is: is there a problem becos the teacher is caning children that are not his children, since it is a common practice in Thailand children can be physically punished by their parents, ofcourse not by everyone.
It are not only teachers having problems to keep children in line.
We could also say it is possible this teacher cannot have himself in line like this board shows there are adult contributors overhere who cannot have themself in line.
Fortunately non of them are the teachers of my children.
I wonder what the learning results were of the students this teacher teached in his way.
Posted 2010-08-31 13:16:59
I taught at a gov school for a while and was told by the Asst Director and many others to hit the "naughty" students with a bamboo stick. They were high school students. I said I wouldn't do it. I sent disruptive students to the Asst. Director and he hit them with a stick. It's very common to hit the students whatever their age.The students knew I wouldn't hit them. The Thai education system is very, very broken and the hitting of students is just one small facet of the problem.
Posted 2010-08-31 13:18:20
The bruises on the kids were horrendous This was not discipline, but serious abuse taking place.
Posted 2010-08-31 13:19:35
Amazing world we live in...although it worked for me when I was young, I even listened sometimes after a good spank. Never bothered me though, I knew I deserved it ....till I was strong enough to spank back.
Posted 2010-08-31 13:20:19
Nervous laughter is laughter evoked from an audience's expression of embarrassment, alarm, or confusion, rather than amusement.
Posted 2010-08-31 13:22:49
This must b Nation breaking News. Next week we get WWII as breaking news. The real article was already yesterday morning on AP. By the way, there are very little Catholic students on Catholic schools in Thailand. Rich spoiled kids mostly. I would have caned them too.
Posted 2010-08-31 13:28:42
Have people forgotten that until 30 odd years ago caning was common place in English schools and was completely acceptable. In my view caning , properly carried out, never did anyone any harm. I was caned myself on several occasions and believe it taught me the right lesson. The threat of the cane often acted as a deterrent without it being needed to be carried out. Since corporal punishment was banned in English schools discipline has become a major problem as teachers have few ways to punish pupils and even have to ask parents permission before giving a detention.
Some of the yobs in our societies today would have benefited from a good caning in their youth!!!
Posted 2010-08-31 13:32:52
reminds me of the days when i was in the boading school, everyone sure got slap or canned. but in the old days we don't tell our parents about it or else will get another round of beating.