ANN/THE STRAITS TIMES – A middle-school teacher in Seoul is under police investigations on suspicions of brandishing a pair of scissors at a colleague.
The Seoul Seongbuk Police Station said on Friday that the alleged offender, whose name and age have not been disclosed, is facing assault charges involving a pair of scissors and physical abuse.
According to local police, the teacher, who also serves as the director of the school affairs department, allegedly shouted and cursed at the victim for raising an issue during a meeting earlier in March.
After the quarrel broke out, the victim asked for a formal apology from the alleged offender and informed the school of the situation.
However, instead of apologising, the offender reportedly grabbed the colleague by the face, pushed the colleague’s head to the wall and threatened the victim with a pair of scissors.
The police were immediately dispatched to the school after receiving a report and arrested the offender.
The victimised teacher reportedly does not want the offender to be punished, but special assault charges can lead to penalties if found guilty.