V. and XIII. charged for the crime of seven counts of endangering minors. District Prosecutor’s Office against a teacher who, according to the accusation, used humiliating disciplinary methods and corporal punishment against seven students – aged between 10 and 15 at the time – in the 2017/2018 school year in a Budapest elementary school, Bettina Bagoly said. prosecutor’s office spokesperson in his reply to 24.hu.
According to the indictment, the teacher repeatedly slapped and punched the children in the face, and punished them by pulling their hair and sideburns, but it also happened that the children had to kneel with their hands up, one of the students was able to leave after 45 minutes when he couldn’t take it anymore.
24.hu knows that the teacher named in the indictment is Zsolt Putnoki, the XIII. Former director of the District Primary School of Music and Physical Education, former Fidesz mayor of Újkenéz.
Teachers and parents previously told the newspaper that the former principal hit several children, including a little girl, and that Roma children suffered the abuse in all cases. The indictment does not mention the Roma origin of the children, but it does mention that the principal treated the children’s behavior in an abusive manner.
24.hu understands that the former school director was still working as an educator in a Budapest dormitory this week, but the head of the school district finally “exempted” him from work.