High school teacher probed for gambling with students
Education officials said Thursday they are investigating a high school teacher who allegedly gambled with students.
The 48-year-old teacher, whose identity was withheld, allegedly played traditional card games with five students for an hour during a field trip last month, according to the North Gyeongsang Province Office of Education.
Officials said the teacher had initially tried to persuade the students to go to sleep. But when they refused, he started gambling to “soothe” them.
The students’ parents found out about the misdemeanor, reported it the authorities and called for disciplinary actions against the teacher.
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