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Curro teacher fired for telling a student to stop laughing ‘like an idiot’

Kavitha Reddy was fired from Curro Vanderbijlpark after telling a student to stop laughing “like an idiot.”  (Supplied)

Kavitha Reddy was fired from Curro Vanderbijlpark after telling a student to stop laughing “like an idiot.” (Supplied)

A teacher, who was fired from Curro Vanderbijlpark in Gauteng in March 2023 for telling a student to stop laughing “like an idiot”, described her dismissal as “completely unfair”.

Kavitha Reddy, head of life sciences at the school, spoke publicly about the incident for the first time.

She was charged with serious misconduct related to “conduct unbecoming an educator” after the incident in an 11th grade class on February 16, 2023, which occurred in the presence of other students.

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