Teacher lodges report against two Sandakan students for allegedly bullying juniors

KOTA KINABALU: Two 13-year-olds were victims of bullying by their senior dorm mates at one of the secondary schools in Sandakan, alleges a teacher from the school.

Sandakan OCPD Assistant Comm Abdul Fuad Abdul Malek said the report was lodged by a 56-year-old female teacher who claimed that the Form One students were bullied by two of their seniors on Monday (April 1).

The boys were from Form Two and Form Five.

“We have recorded statements from both victims and suspects, and the case will be investigated under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation,” he said.

In a post on the TV Sabah Facebook page, it is learnt that the victims had lodged a complaint with a warden against the two seniors for escaping school through a drain behind the hostel.

The suspects, believed to be siblings, later came and threatened the duo, armed with an iron rod taken from the bed frame and garbage shovel.

Both victims were left traumatised and even missed their sahur for fear of bumping into the suspects.

This bullying case came a day after 13 male teens were charged at the Magistrate’s Court in Lahad Datu for causing the death of a 17-year-old boy at a vocational school here last month.

They were charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code, read together with Section 34 of the same Act, which carries a death sentence or a prison term of not less than 30 years, with a maximum of 40 years in jail, and if not sentenced to death, must be whipped up to 12 times, if convicted.