A senior primary school teacher in Yuen Long has been suspended after being accused of sending inappropriate text messages to a female student.
The Primary Six girl, who graduated this year from Buddhist Chan Wing Kan Memorial School received the messages over Whatsapp.
The messages were sent via Whatsapp and included phrases such as “I love you”, “You are my goddess” and “Miss you much”. The teacher has also been accused of sending the girl pictures of her home, indicating that he was outside.
Screenshots of the messages surfaced on social media after being posted on popular Facebook page ‘Elite School Secrets’ on July 31. The anonymous post claimed the girl informed her family that a teacher had sent her a photo of her house two weeks prior. The family looked through her phone and found the inappropriate messages.
It was also reported that the girl’s elder sister had met with the accused teacher in a closed meeting with the school’s principal. The girl’s family rejected the teacher’s explanation for his actions.
In a statement, The Hong Kong Buddhist Association – which runs the school – said a panel has been set up to investigate the issue further, and the teacher has been suspended.
The school’s principal told Young Post that the school will cooperate with police investigations.
The Education Bureau told local media that it is communicating with the school and reaffirmed the importance of teachers’ professional conduct.