Monday, November 7, 2011

If you wet your bed, we will cane you

A form one student of the Mara Junior Science College (MRSM) here claimed he was caned by a school warden for allegedly wetting his bed.

For not owning up to soiling his mattress, the 13-year-old was struck three times with a tape-wrapped rattan cane.

The boy had returned from preparatory classes on Tuesday night and claimed to have found his mattress smelling of urine. But he said he was too tired and slept on it anyway.

"After I woke up the next morning, around 6.20am, I secretly switched the mattress with that of another student whom I suspected was the one responsible," he told The Malay Mail.

He said he suspected the other student as he had a bedwetting reputation.

That day after school, when told by a student the warden wanted to see him, the boy went to the warden's room on the third floor.

His father, Hadzme Mohd Jaafar, 54, said: "The warden asked my son if he had soiled the mattress. My son denied it."

He, however, admitted to switching the mattress.

They went to the boy's room, which was on the same floor, and upon opening the door, the warden allegedly struck the boy on the head with a cane.

Noticing the boy's roommate in the room, the warden chased the roommate out. He shut the door and allegedly struck the boy again, this time on his left shoulder.