Published: 19th February 2019
Vijayawada shocker: Two IX graders expelled for drinking beer in class out of soft drink bottle
This was not the first time the two girls were caught consuming alcohol. They were suspended earlier for drinking alcohol in the school. This time they were expelled.
Two girl students of class IX at the government school at Nidamanuru village near Vijayawada were expelled after they were found to be drunk. The shocking incident that happened on Saturday came to light on Monday when the principal issued transfer certificates (TCs) to the girls.
The girls admitted to consuming alcohol and told school headmaster Battu Suresh Kumar that they were inspired by their fathers. "This incident reflects how the children are picking up bad habits from their parents. Seeing their fathers consume alcohol in their house, the two girls grew curious and tasted the leftover in the bottle. Eventually, they became addicts. Keeping in view the impact the behaviour of the two girls might have on other students, the action was initiated against them and they were given TCs," said the headmaster.
Narrating how the disturbing incident was discovered, Suresh Kumar said, "On Saturday, the two girls came to school as usual. They carried a beer can in their bag. To avoid suspicion, they emptied the content into a soft drink bottle and consumed it in the class. They told other students that the liquid was nothing but a soft drink. When their classmates sensed the bottle reeking of beer, they complained to the teachers. After checking their school bag, we found a beer can and informed their parents."
This was not the first time the two girls were caught consuming alcohol. Suresh Kumar said they were suspended earlier for drinking alcohol in the school. "We asked the parents to apply for TCs on their own and take the girls out of the school as the incident will have an adverse impact on other children," he told TNIE.