(Black Press Media files)

B.C. teacher suspended after striking students, adult in multiple incidents

Sudhir Raj Pallingalthodi Jabbar admitted to cuffing two students in the back of the head

A teacher who was employed as a middle school instructor in the Chilliwack School District served a five day suspension, according to a decision released on Tuesday.

The British Columbia Commissioner for Teacher Regulation (BCCTR) handed down the consequence to Sudhir Raj Pallingalthodi Jabbar, who used physical force or uttered threats on multiple separate occasions.

One incident involved criminal charges. In February 2018, Pallingalthodi Jabbar was charged with one count of assault and one count of uttering threats. The charges were stayed in September 2018, in part because Pallingalthodi Jabbar participated in counselling and anger management training.

READ MORE: Teacher disciplined after bringing 45 grams of cannabis to Surrey school

READ MORE: Lower Mainland teacher disciplined for calling students ‘dumb ass’

During a Chilliwack School District investigation of the incident, Pallingalthodi Jabbar admitted to losing his temper, raising his voice and striking an adult with an open hand, and the district suspended him for five days without pay in January of 2019.

Two altercations happened prior to that, in late 2017.

On Dec. 1, the BCCTR said Pallingalthodi Jabbar was teaching a Grade 9 drama class when he cuffed a student in the back of the head with his hand when the student made a sudden, loud noise with a microphone.

Eleven days later, Pallingalthodi Jabbar was teaching a Grade 9 math class when a student got an answer wrong. The BCCTR said that the teacher cuffed that student in the back of the head with his hand and said, “Are you really that dumb?”

He was issued a warning later and ended up serving a two-day suspension for those incidents in January of 2018.


@ProgressSports
eric.welsh@theprogress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Want to support local journalism during the pandemic? Make a donation here.

chilliwackSchools

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

PHOTOS: Small crowd gathers to watch 231-tonne stacker-reclaimer load onto barge crane

The Dynamic Beast barge crane, known for work with Johnson Street Bridge, makes a return

National Drug Drop-Off month aims to reduce substance abuse by house-bound youth

Expert says there is misconception prescribed medication is safe to take

Saanich Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary hosts pop-up fundraiser in Sidney

Temporary store to feature unique hand made gifts, collectibles, clothing, books and more

Victoria mayor wants newspaper boxes removed from downtown streets

Mayor Lisa Helps says the boxes are not needed, often filled with garbage

Esquimalt artists take to great outdoors amid coronavirus

Group invites budding, or just willing artists, to join at Saxe Point

Crews work overnight to try to put out wildfire on Pender Island

Fire department and B.C. Wildfire Service crews extinguishing fire in ‘extremely difficult terrain’

Crews work overnight to try to put out wildfire on Pender Island

Fire department and B.C. Wildfire Service crews extinguishing fire in ‘extremely difficult terrain’

SOOKE HISTORY: A peek into the journal of John George Whiffin

Elida Peers | Contributed One of our most popular walks is on… Continue reading

Michael Buble among 13 British Columbians to receive Order of B.C.

Ceremony will be delayed to 2021 due to COVID-19

U.S. border communities feel loss of Canadian tourists, shoppers and friends

Restrictions on non-essential travel across the Canada-U.S. border have been in place since March 2`

Rollout of COVID-19 Alert app faces criticism over accessibility

App requires users to have Apple or Android phones made in the last five years, and a relatively new operating system

Alleged impaired driver sparks small wildfire near Lytton after crash: B.C. RCMP

Good Samaritans prevented the blaze from getting out of control

Most Read