The teacher, whose name has not been released, was asked to take photos of the new classes earlier this month. While setting up a shot, he allegedly shouted at one of the students, “Fag number one! Stand over here!”
The photo shoot was abruptly stopped, and the school’s principal was summoned. Meanwhile, the upset student went off to phone his parents.
“When I found out what the photographer said, I felt that this required immediate action,” the principal told media. “He did not respect our values and offended a student. As an adult, you must think about what you say to students.”
The teacher was escorted out of the school and asked to return later that afternoon once the students had gone home for the day. Upon returning, both the principal and the photography company’s CEO were waiting for him.
“He apologized to me but it did not help,” the CEO said. “I decided he must be let go immediately… We can only apologize to the student involved. The matter is now settled.”