School Official Who Ordered Burning of Students’ Bags Meted With 90 Days Suspension

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You get what you deserve?

The viral story about the burning of bags of some 20 students in a private school in Bicol has reached the Board of Trustees of the institution, and after deliberation, the board has ordered the suspension of the involved official for 90 days.

The school official, Alexander James Jaucian, ordered the burning of the students’ bags which included gadgets, uniforms, and other personal belongings for supposedly defying his “no bags” order on that traumatic morning of August 17, 2018.

Image capture of Facebook post by Jonathan Vega Magistrado

In a report by Jonathan Andal of Super Radyo dzBB  he said the suspension order was issued on Wednesday, when school officials of the state-assisted Bicol Central Academy (BCA) and the parents of Senior High School students involved in the incident had a dialogue.

The DepEd Undersecretary, Analyn Sevilla, said the DepEd superintendent has written to the  school administrator of Bicol Central Academy; asking them to explain the incident within three days, after which a fact-finding investigation will ensue.

It was Jaucian who ordered the students to line up near the bags which he ordered to be burned. He was heard in the video insulting the students; calling them stupid.

As per reports, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said the BCA could lose its permit to operate once it is found out that the school has violated regulations. Moreover, the institution may possibly face disqualification from the Education Service Contracting and Senior High School Voucher Program.