Obec orders probe into viral clip

Obec orders probe into viral clip

The Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec) has ordered the Primary Educational Service Area Office to launch a probe into whether a primary school principal in Phetchabun province molested a minor in a video clip that went viral online.

Facebook page “Red Skull Society” uploaded a four-minute clip showing the principal allegedly molesting a student in his office, Amnat Wichayanuwat, secretary-general of Obec, told the media on Tuesday.

Mr Amnat said the principal could be fired from his position if the investigation found him guilty.

He said that the suspect, only identified as Ae, admitted he was the man in the clip and the incident took place two years ago.

Mr Amnat said the suspect had a computer problem in his office and asked the student to fix it.

Ae insisted the footage was taken from an angle which could mislead viewers into thinking something inappropriate happened, Mr Amnat said.

The grandmother of the student told the media that the minor was regularly summoned by her school’s principal to run errands for 30-50 baht.

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