A teacher who wrote on a child’s shirt that he owed a school fee of Bt700 will face an investigation, the municipality’s chief said on Friday.
Dr Seksan Niyompeng, mayor of Muang Phetchabun municipality, ordered the action a day after the boy’s mother made a Facebook post, lamenting the humiliation.
Seksan said the school was the Thessaban 1 Ban Nai Muang School in Phetchabun’s Muang district.
He said he ordered the director of education to conduct a probe before taking disciplinary action.
Seksan said the Bt700 fee was not a school fee but a charge for extra costs, including life insurance and language tuition by a foreign teacher.
The mother said her boy was traumatised after friends refused to talk to him following his “punishment”.
The mother posted a photo of the shirt labelled with adhesive tape that he failed to pay the Bt700 fee.