Saturday, October 19, 2013
Parents' fury as primary teacher threatens to 'bury their children in the woods'
A primary school teacher has been suspended after she allegedly warned pupils she would ‘bury them in the woods’ if they did not behave.
Sangita Naik is also said to have threatened the class of mainly seven-year-olds that she would ‘put them in the boot of her car’ before placing them in a hole in the ground.
The remark is said to have been made to the whole of Mrs Naik’s Year 3 class when children were being noisy during lessons last week.
Mrs Naik, who only started at the primary school in September, is currently suspended while senior staff carry out an investigation.
Kerri Oehme, 33, reported the incident after her seven-year-old daughter, Neve, came home upset. She said: ‘I am all for strict teachers as in my opinion they get more done with the children they are teaching.
‘It is one thing to be strict, but making threats to pupils that leave them in fear is not on – it is disgusting. I think Mrs Naik took it too far with what she said – it was intimidation.’
Mrs Oehme, a mother-of-three, said she thoroughly questioned her daughter before realising the remarks were not made in a light-hearted manner.
She added: ‘Even if this had been a joke, I certainly can’t see the funny side.
‘If Neve had gone into school and told her teachers that I had uttered those words at home, social services would have been round to my house in a flash.’