Four girl students have been dismissed from a government school at Tiruchengode in Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu for allegedly consuming beer in their classroom.
The Class 11 girls were issued transfer certificates (TCs) on Monday night on the instructions of chief educational officer S Gopidoss, said a teacher who didn’t want to be identified.
On November 16, headmistress Krishnaveni declared a holiday for the school due to heavy rain. All exams that were scheduled to be held on that day were postponed to November 21.
As many as seven Class 11 students from computer science and business mathematics groups came to school to celebrate one of their birthday on that day. “They brought beer in soft drink bottles and consumed it in the classroom,” said the teacher.
Later, the class teacher found four of them in an inebriated condition. The class teacher alerted headmistress who in turn rushed them to government hospital for tests. The tests found that four students had consumed liquor.
The headmistress constituted a panel to conduct an inquiry. The panel questioned all seven students and found that four of them had consumed liquor. The panel submitted the report to the headmistress on Monday.
The headmistress submitted the report to the CEO. The CEO directed her to issue TCs to four girls who were found guilty.
“We didn’t issue TCs to the three other students since they had not consumed beer. We gave them a stern warning,” the teacher added.