The District Education Office of Sabah (PPD) are investigating a report of a teacher who allegedly stapled the ears of a 10-year-old pupil at a school in Likas, Sabah
It is believed the boy was punished for not completing his homework
"Tomorrow (30 September), PPD will go to the school, we'll do a meeting with the headmaster, with the teacher, the parents, and the student for a resolution," said Misterine, reported The Borneo Post.
"What is certain, this teacher will be sent to counselling," she disclosed.
Misterine advised teachers to adhere to the rules of disciplining students, adding, "It is not in the rules for us to use staplers, that is one thing. It may be necessary for teachers to avoid harming their students for the purpose of educating."
The ear of the student was reported to have bled as a result of the incident, and drops of blood were discovered on his school uniform
The victim's mother said she learned of the incident from her sister, who picked up the boy from school.
A police report was lodged against the teacher on Friday morning, 27 September.
According to The Star, Kota Kinabalu police chief Assistant Commander Habibi Majinji said the teacher was supposed to give her statement about the matter yesterday, 1 October.