It has been confirmed that a teacher at Seoi Elementary School in Seoul, who took his own life last month, has received text messages from multiple parents via the work messenger (HiTalk).
The Seoul Teachers’ Union made this claim based on the contents of the deceased’s high talk (March 6 -July 14) disclosed by the bereaved family on the 16th.
About 10 of the parents of 26 students in the entire class appealed to the deceased through Hi-Talk with the intention of ‘please check that my child has been teased or assaulted’.
One parent said, “I don’t want to report it, but I’m worried because I don’t see a lot of will to improve.” I wonder if the other person’s mother knows about this and is disciplining her.”
Regarding the parents’ complaints, the deceased repeatedly said, “I’ll call you” and “I’m sorry I didn’t look into it.”
There was also a conversation related to the ‘pencil incident’ in Hi-Talk, and it was also revealed that the parents of the perpetrator exchanged phone calls with Hi-Talk several times during class with the deceased.
According to the union, on the 12th of last month when the pencil incident occurred, the victim’s parents left a text message saying ‘I want a call’ to 메이저놀이터the deceased along with a picture, and the deceased called the parent twice.
On the next day (July 13), the parents of the victim, the perpetrator, and the deceased exchanged Hi-Talk and school phone calls several times during class.
At the time, the victim did not come to school, and the parents of the perpetrator told the deceased through Hi-Talk that they were ‘not comfortable’, so the union argued that the deceased must have had difficulty investigating the matter.
That afternoon, it turned out that the deceased had sent a KakaoTalk message to his mother saying that it was ‘too hard’.
According to the union, the deceased said in a letter to parents on March 2, at the beginning of the semester, ‘If you feel that your child is having difficulties in school life, please contact us using the school phone or Hi-Talk. Hi-Talk is difficult to answer during children’s classes’, but this principle was not followed.
The union pointed out, “The deceased exchanged contact with Hi-Talk several times during class hours and was also contacted by mobile phone. Even during the two-day mediation process (related to the pencil case), it was very difficult.”
In addition, “the deceased was facing conflicts between several students in the classroom, and it seems that he suffered greatly from frequent complaints from parents of students with problematic behavior.”