7 students of Espiritu Santo Parochial School in Manila suspended for Facebook posts slamming teacher, referring to school as "bobo"

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that "seven graduating students of the Espiritu Santo Parochial School (ESPS) in Manila sought help from Mayor Alfredo Lim after they were suspended over alleged libelous statements they made against the school on Facebook."

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that "seven graduating students of the Espiritu Santo Parochial School (ESPS) in Manila sought help from Mayor Alfredo Lim after they were suspended over alleged libelous statements they made against the school on Facebook." According to the report, the students were "prohibited from entering the school's premises for three weeks."

 

The report revealed that sometime in August, the students had allgedly made disrespectful statements against a teacher named Romalyn Rizardo and also referred to their school as "bobo (dumb)."  The parents of the students concerned then "received a letter from school management saying the students committed a major offense-’any form of disrespect, serious threat or physical harm done to any person in authority, uttering defamatory or libelous statement’-based on the student handbook." It was not mentioned how the school found out about the said Facebook posts.

 

The students have apologized for their actions and their parents are appealing to the school "to lift the suspension." The report cited Department of Education City School Division Supt. Dr. Ponciano Menguito, who said "the parties involved will be invited to discuss the matter." The report explained that "ABS-CBN News tried to get the side of ESPS officials, but they refused to comment."

 

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