BESUT: Police have detained an English language teacher at a primary school in Jerteh here after the parents of three pupils lodged a “molest” report against him.
The parents of the three pupils, aged between nine and 10, made the report at Jerteh Police Station on Tuesday claiming that their children had been molested by the suspect on Monday.
District police chief Supt Mohd Zamri Mohd Rowi confirmed receiving the report and further disclosed that the parents initially went to see the headmaster about the alleged incident but eventually decided to lodge the police report together.
“Polis detained the suspect aged 50 at the school around 3pm. According to the parents, the suspect committed the act in the school’s computer laboratory,” he told reporters here Thursday.
He said the teacher did not have any criminal record and tested negative for drugs.
The alleged victims have been sent to Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan for examination. – Bernama