A daughter of Vietnamese singer – Tran Ha Thuy was brutally beaten at ISHCMC – American Academy, the leader of the international school did not solve it and denied responsibility.
On May 27, Trần Hà Thủy (stage name Thủy Bi – a Vietnamese female singer, born in 1986) accused International School HCMC American Academy of tolerating the bully to beat her daughter.
School violence at American standard international school
Tran Ha Thuy is a Vietnamese singer, and a single mother with 2 daughters, the eldest child – My Anh, is currently studying at ISHCMC – American Academy (an international school according to American educational standards, located in An Phu ward, Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City) with tuition fees ranging from 26,000 to 43,000 USD/school year.
Ms. Tran Ha Thuy said that her daughter was brutally beaten by an older female student, causing many injuries to her face and neck. The incident took place on the school grounds.
It is worth mentioning that the bully is a schoolgirl, with a black belt in karate. 4 other female students who intervened and defended Ms. Thuy’s daughter were also beaten and injured in the face, eyes, and chest by the bully.
The wounds on My Anh – the daughter of singer Tran Ha Thuy.
The bully fears no one
Ms. Thuy was immediately present at ISHCMC – American Academy, but the bully and her father (of the bully) did not admit fault but blatantly challenged Thuy. He threatened to hire gangsters to beat and kill members of Tran Ha Thuy’s family.
Portrait of a bully (FB: Kim Tran) and his father who threatened to hire a gangster.
ISHCMC – American Academy denied responsibility and lied to parents
Ms. Tran Ha Thuy asked the principal of ISHCMC – American Academy to handle the case. However, the representative of ISHCMC – American Academy not only did not cooperate with Ms. Thuy but also defended the bully.
On the website as well as emails that the school sent to parents, ISHCMC – American Academy said that the fight happened off-campus, so the school was not responsible for resolving it. Although the fact that the incident happened at the school’s sports field (according to the live stream).
The school also refused to extract camera (CCTV) data.
ISHCMC – American Academy even gave the phone numbers of the parents to each other, and let the parents could handle the case themselves.
The police can’t deal with that
Ms. Tran Ha Thuy contacted the police to come to the school to solve the case. However, the police of An Phu ward, Thu Duc city refused. The police also banned Ms. Thuy from live-streaming the incident.
Tran Ha Thuy is determined to find justice for her daughter
Too frustrated, Ms. Tran Ha Thuy continuously livestreams on social networks and will hold a press conference, denouncing the family of the bully for beating her daughter. Despite threats of physical assault from the bully’s family.
ISHCMC – American Academy is boycotted
On the side of ISHCMC – American Academy, many other parents announced that they would boycott the school, move their children to other schools and withdraw the paid tuition fees. However, ISHCMC – American Academy is not allowing tuition refunds.
ISHCMC – American Academy is receiving hundreds of thousands of 1-star reviews, and negative reviews on Facebook and Google Maps.
The case is attracting the attention of Vietnamese netizens.