INDONESIA: A remarkable incident occurred at SMK Negeri 4 Bangli, a vocational high school in Bali, which caught the attention of netizens. Tardy teachers and staff faced an unexpected consequence in this incident.
Unlike the usual practice where students are punished for being tardy, this time, the roles were reversed.
In a surprising turn of events, students took matters into their own hands when educators arrived late at the school premises.
The students decided to lock the tardy teachers and staff outside the fence until the morning assembly concluded.
The incident, caught on video and shared on TikTok via the account @bohay91830 on Tuesday (25 Jul), instantly went viral.
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In the video, which has since amassed a staggering 16.1 million views and 16.4 thousand comments, several teachers and staff members can be seen locked outside the school gate, as the students aim to maintain an undisturbed morning assembly.
Even minor delays of just one minute led to the educators being subjected to this unique disciplinary action.
Tardy Teacher’s Footage Sparks Diverse Reactions from Netizens
Some netizens applauded the students’ bold stance, emphasizing that rules should be applied universally, regardless of one’s status.
User z**** praised, “good, rules do not recognize status.”
Others used the opportunity to emphasize the importance of discipline among educators.
User b**** commented, “For now, it’s not only the students who have to be really disciplined, but the teachers are also required to be more disciplined than anything else.”
Interestingly, this incident triggered comparisons with the past, where only students were subjected to such punishments.
User m***** remarked, “This is just true. In the past, only students were locked up at school. But I don’t know, maybe the teachers have their own policies inside.”
Nevertheless, amidst the fervent discussions, another perspective emerged.
Some netizens sympathized with the teachers’ delays, acknowledging the responsibilities they carry, including caring for their families.
“It’s only natural if the teachers are running late, considering they have families to attend to. However, for us students, such delays may not be viewed as acceptable.”