PTA probes student bully

Officials of the Philippine Taekwondo Association are investigating the case of an Ateneo junior high school student, a taekwondo athlete, involved in bullying.

In a video which has gone viral, the kid, who was later on identified as Joaquin Montes, appeared to have initially verbally taunted a fellow student inside the bathroom of the school, before using his taekwondo skills to bloody the nose of the latter.

The PTA has condemned the violent incident, saying the association will not tolerate such acts.

Montes has allegedly been involved in many bullying incidents around the school and school officials have yet to take action on his case.

So far, the school has requested the viral video be removed from Youtube, according to sources.

PTA president Robert Aventajado said in a statement that they condemn any form of misbehavior which includes harassment, bullying and acts of violence. 

“This is not what taekwondo instills to its practitioners and is a serious matter that we as an association stand against,” the statement said.

Aventajado urged school officials of Ateneo de Manila to investigate the incident further.

“The PTA will respect the school’s disciplinary action with respect to the implicated students,” said Aventajado, whose association will also investigate the incident. 

Topics: Philippine Taekwondo Association , Joaquin Montes , Ateneo , Bullying , Robert Aventajado
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