By M. SIVANANTHA SHARMA
KULIM, MALAYSIA: A disciplinary teacher sustained eight stitches on his head after a pupil threw a plastic table at him.
The 38-year-old teacher was talking to the newly elected committee members of the Mathe-matics and Science Association when the incident occurred at 1pm on Wednesday.
Declining to be named, the teacher said he noticed a group of some 20 pupils behaving in an unruly manner in the school.
He said they broke several window panes while walking along the corridor.
"I warned them to stop making noise and told them to leave the place as they were disrupting my discussions with the pupils," he told reporters at his house in Taman Sulaiman here.
He said the pupils left but came back again a short while later.
"I then took a cane and tried to chase them.
"At that time, another teacher who heard the commotion, came in and asked the pupils to leave," he said.
He said the pupils returned and started to disrupt the meeting again and one of them threw a plastic table which hit his head, causing him to fall down.
Other teachers then rushed him to the Kulim Hospital where he was given outpatient treatment.
Kulim OCPD Supt Ghuzlan Salleh said the teacher lodged a police report after the incident.
He said some of the pupils would be picked up soon to facilitate investigations.