Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Story of A Labelled Delinquent

Once a upon a time, there was a kid in school.

She was labelled a delinquent.

She wouldn't do her homework, and she skipped classes whenever she felt like it.

But above all, she'd go to school drunk.  At 7 in the morning.

So she was a headache for her class teacher, the disciplinary teacher, and of course, the principal.

She was let off with a warning a few times, but she'd still go to school with happy juice in her.

Yes, she was a problem.  To the school.  A disgrace.

Finally, she was expelled. 

No one knew what had happened to her since.

Life went on as normal.  Peacefully.  No drunken kid belting out cheesy love songs at the corridor.

Till one day, a shocking news struck the school.

She overdosed on pills.

Whether she was searching for a greater high, or wanted to end her life, we'll never know.

Yes, she was a problem.  To the school.  A disgrace.

But nobody asked her what her problem was.  Now that's a disgrace.


Sabahan Bloggers Club said...

Nobody try to help her?
Hmmmm.... Its hard to find teachers who really teach their students nowadays.

Amanda Christine Wong said...

SBC: maybe they did. but not enough.

Cynta said...

This post gets me reflecting. I should paste this post on my table so I could remind myself to reach out instead of immediately condemn those budak2 nakal. Life's little ironies are sometimes the best reminders :-)

Amanda Christine Wong said...

Cynta: yup...sometimes we just wanna have an easy way out...when at the back of our heads we should deal with the problem rather than dispose of it...

Sabahan Bloggers Club said...

Not everyone can be a great listener and willing to help in a case like this Amanda. I think teacher association should look to this matter. they should try to find a good listener among teachers that can help theis kind of student.

Amanda Christine Wong said...

SBC: i guess so...but i'm not hearing any efforts done so far. it's like, we lost a kid. the end. let's move on and help the smart good ones to excel.

Asrih Arif said...

no one is to be blamed here... I think when the teachers decided to expel her, they've take into consideration a lot of pros and cons. Maybe expelling her is THE BEST choice after all... no one knows.. I in a way agree that problematic students like this should be expelled for the sake of other students... there's always a possibility that she might influence her classmates to follow her footsteps if she's allowed to be in school... however, that doesn't mean we should abandon her... In conclusion,... there's still a lot of improvements to be done especially when it comes to our education system...

Amanda Christine Wong said...

Asrih: well said. there's so much to be done...sigh