The Busan education authority is looking into a case of a male middle school student masturbating during a class run by a female teacher, local media reported Wednesday.
According to reports, the student masturbated during a female teacher’s class on April 14.
An ordinary Korean schoolroom. (Yonhap)
The teacher was alerted to the situation when other students started laughing, and instructed the boy to stop immediately.
The incident was reported to the school management, but the school alerted the city education office four days later.
The municipal education office said that the boy should be “reprimanded,” and that other punitive measures will not be handed out saying “(the student’s) playfulness played a part in his actions.”
The education office also said that the teacher does not claim to have suffered any psychological damages.