SINGAPORE — Xinmin Primary School confirmed on Monday (July 17) that one of its teachers was caught on camera for allegedly trying to film up the skirt of a female passenger in an MRT train.
After the video clip was circulated online, netizens identified the culprit as a teacher from the school in Hougang.
On the school’s website, he is listed as a staff member in the Physical Education department.
In response to media queries, Mr Clement Lee, vice-principal of Xinmin Primary School, said that the case is under police investigation and the teacher was told to go on leave.
“The safety of our students is of top priority,” Mr Lee said.
Asked how long the teacher has been with the school, Mr Lee said the school has no further comments.
Police confirmed that a report has been lodged about the case, and that investigations are ongoing.
In the video clip posted over the weekend, the man was dressed in a bright pink T-shirt, black shorts and grey sports shoes.
He was seen using his mobile phone before placing it — with the camera positioned facing up — on top of the duffel bag he was carrying. He was on board a train that was heading towards Paya Lebar MRT Station.
The clip, which lasted slightly more than two minutes, also showed him moving and lowering his duffel bag such that it was just beside the legs of a woman who was wearing a skirt.
He did this just after the woman had moved to stand behind him.