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Principal removes teenage student’s clothes in front of classmates after money went missing

By Mason White 12:06 PM February 24, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A principal is under fire for removing a teenage student’s clothes in front of his classmates.

The teen’s mother of Vryheid, South Africa, is demanding that the school fire the principal for stripping her son while other pupils watched.

The incident began when a teenager came to the principal, accusing his classmate of stealing money.

The 7th grade student told the principal that his pocket money went missing and he suspects that his classmate took it.

The principal confronted the 14-year-old boy and demanded to know where the money was. However, the boy said he did not take it.

The principal then ordered him to take his clothes off, but the boy refused. The principal then forcefully undressed him while other students were watching through the window.

The victim’s classmates who witnessed the act, ran to the staff room to inform other teachers of the principal’s actions.

Staff members immediately went to the classroom, and found the teenager without his clothes while the principal was yelling at him and asking where he hid the money the stolen money.

The money was never found, but the principal did not apologize to the victim for violating his privacy.

Education spokesman Muzi Mahlambi said that they are investigating the incident, and if the allegations are found to be true then they will take appropriate actions against the principal.