A 14-year-old Chipinge girl was sexually harassed by her school teacher on a sports day.
It is alleged that the teacher fondled the helpless girl in broad daylight in the presence of other students.
Questioned by Nyamukwakwa school head master, the perpetrator who cannot be named to protect the victim did not deny the allegations but said he was under the influence of alcohol.
Disturbed by the incident the girl’s parents visited the school to seek the way forward.
The teacher requested to settle the matter customarily however, but the matter was reported to the police.
The Chisumbanje police station has been contacted and is yet to send a team to investigate the case.
This case leaves one to wonder why a grown teacher, whom a lot of pupils look up to, would go to a school event in drunken state and later on fondle the breasts of an innocent girl in broad daylight.
Such actions are detrimental to the girl’s well being.
Many young people continue to be abused as they do not see themselves as victims because they are not aware of what abuse really is.
Abuse can take many forms, there is physical, emotional sexual as well as economical abuse, most of the time the abusers do not see them selves as abusers as they are quick to blame their actions on the victims or surrounding circumstances.
Sexual harassment and sexual abuse has been increasing in primary schools.