At the end of last month, there was another unfortunate incident in which an elementary school teacher in Gunsan committed suicide.
Police released cell phone analysis results that suggested it may have been due to excessive work.
Some teacher groups are demanding that deaths in the line of duty be dealt with.
This is reporter Lee Jong-wan.
The police analyzed the mobile phone contents of an elementary school teacher in Gunsan who died at the end of last month and released the first investigation results showing that there were circumstances in which she complained of ‘work stress’. The police revealed that they partially confirmed that the
teacher in question had confessed her difficulties due to excessive workload through cell phone social media conversations with her fellow teachers and acquaintances.
However, it was explained that no circumstances were found where he was abused by anyone, including a superior.
Some teachers’ organizations, including the Jeonbuk Teachers’ Union, which received information about SNS conversations, requested the Office of Education to handle deaths in the line of duty, claiming that conflicts with specific teachers as well as overwork were suspected to be the cause of death.
It is known that the teacher who died worked at a remote island school with only three teachers, and had a lot of duties such as being a homeroom teacher, after-school care, and field experience learning.
[Jeong Jae-seok/Chairman of Jeonbuk Teachers’ Union: “If your먹튀검증 life was numbered 10, then there was a message in which you told a friend that school work used to be numbered 1 or 2, but now it is numbered 6 or 7. That’s how much (workload) you had….”]
As the police plan to further analyze the deceased teacher’s cell phone and conduct an investigation of references, attention is being paid to whether they will be able to resolve various questions surrounding the death.
Meanwhile, the Jeonbuk Office of Education has begun investigating the actual situation of teachers working in small schools.