Tirunelveli: The only CBSE higher secondary school run by the HR&CE department of Tamil Nadu in Courtallam has been charged with making its students stand in the rain outside the school campus as punishment for making a noise in the class on Thursday morning.
Around 15 boys of the tenth standard attended a special class at the school at around 8 am on Thursday. As it was raining incessantly, the day was cloudy and when power went off suddenly making the classroom dark, the boys are alleged to have howled in enthusiasm as they got a brief relief from studying in the early morning.
This infuriated their principal P Velusamy, sent all 15 boys out of the school campus and made them stand in the rain with their bags. The boys said that their principal had ordered them not to leave the place until he called them in. After 20 minutes, he allowed the boys to return to their classroom.
Thoothukudi district Chief Educational Officer Gnanasoundari, who is in-charge of Tirunelveli district said that she would hold an enquiry and recommend that government take appropriate action against the school administration, if the complaint is found true. She added that she also would also send a formal communication to all schools in the district instructing them not to punish young students so harshly....