A teacher at an elementary school in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, is reportedly asking students to work on problems in class while he swings a golf club to practice his swing.
Parents are outraged that their children are being virtually neglected, but the teacher says she was just trying to teach them the importance of practicing.
Reporter Hwang Bo-hye-kyung reports.
Class time at an elementary school,
a teacher standing in front of the blackboard swings his hands together with his gaze down.
In his hands were none other than golf clubs.
This is Teacher 50 A, a sixth grade teacher at an elementary school in Siheung먹튀검증, Gyeonggi Province, practicing her golf swing in her classroom.
The teacher has brought artificial turf mats, golf bags, and plastic balls into the classroom, even though she doesn’t teach anything related to golf.
Since the beginning of the school year, students have reported that they often practice golf after the teacher has assigned a group activity or problem solving.
They said they were startled by the sound of golf clubs hitting the blackboard or lockers,
and that they felt anxious that they might be hit by a golf club.
[Said 6th grader: I get so startled when it makes a noise, it’s kind of scary, so…. I’m scared when it makes a whizzing sound, because I think I might get hit….]
Parents who hear about what happened in the classroom later are frustrated.
[Parent at the elementary school in question: about a month or two ago, my child said in passing, “Mom, the teacher is playing golf in the classroom,” so I didn’t think anything of it. No way…. When I saw the video, I was so surprised and thought that the children had been neglected].
After initially denying the allegations, Teacher A changed her story when she realized there was a video, saying, “I used it two or three times in class to teach them that practice is important.”
The school also confirmed that Teacher A was a genuine teacher and that the golf swing was for educational purposes.
The Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education has launched an audit of Teacher A and will discuss whether to discipline her.
This is YTN’s Bo Hye-kyung Hwang.