The police have launched an investigation into teachers who have been accused of sexual violence at two schools in Busan.
On Thursday, Busan-jin police have started carrying out investigations against 13 teachers and priests at Sungmo Girls’ Catholic High School in Busan.
Dongrae police have also carried out an investigation against suspected teachers who are accused of involvement in sexual abuse at Sajik Girls’ High School.
Local police looking into the suspected cases come amid social media posts uploaded by students at the two girls’ high school accusing teachers and staffs of sexual abuse. The posts on social media have details of suspected individuals inappropriately touching students such as rubbing the students’ backs or using inappropriate language.
The education office has also carried out a survey against all the students of Sungmo Girls’ Catholic High School with regards to sexual abuse. 680 students out of a total of 687 students participated in the survey. 100 of the surveyed students have said that they have been abused, with 13 of them admitting that they have been sexually abused.
The Busan Metropolitan City Office of Education requested the police to look into the allegations against the teachers. The sexual abuse allegations for Sajik girls’ high school has come about in recent days that students have been abused both on and offline by a school teacher.
20 of these students have called for the education office to look into the sexual abuse allegations.
According to the students, the teacher in question has been watching sexually explicit material at school, and has hugged students from behind among other inappropriate behaviors.