Principal of ISHCMC – American Academy spoke out about the violence, VN Ministry of Education and Training handled the case

On the evening of May 28 (UTC+7), Mr. Nathan Swenson – Principal of ISHCMC – American Academy spoke out confirming the incident of school violence. The Government Portal and the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam have requested the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City to solve the case.

ISHCMC - American Academy spoke out about the violence

Previously, Ms. Tran Ha Thuy (a.k.a Thuy Bi, a singer), accused ISHCMC – American Academy of letting her daughter and 4 other friends be brutally beaten by an older female student.

The principal of the scandalous school spoke

ISHCMC - American Academy spoke out about the violence
Mr. Nathan Swenson – the principal of ISHCMC – American Academy

Mr. Nathan Swenson – Principal of ISHCMC – American Academy said that there were incidents of students arguing “outside the school grounds”. He intervened and let the students into the medical room. The nurse determined the student had scratches, scrapes, and no serious health problems.

The school has been arranging a family-school meeting early next week.

Mr. Nathan Swenson also shared: “ISHCMC – American Academy has a school safety team and 2 other counselors who will assist with student problems. But when this case happened, the students chose to solve it by themselves, making the case seriously.”

Principal of ISHCMC - American Academy spoke out about the violence, VN Ministry of Education and Training handled the case Principal of ISHCMC - American Academy spoke out about the violence, VN Ministry of Education and Training handled the case Principal of ISHCMC - American Academy spoke out about the violence, VN Ministry of Education and Training handled the case

The injuries of daughter of Ms. Tran Ha Thuy, caused by the bully

The parent accused the school leader of lying

However, Ms. Tran Ha Thuy denied that her daughter received a medical examination after the incident. The mother added that she has not received any phone call to apologize from the school and she will send her child out of this school.

Yesterday, May 28 (UTC+7), Tran Ha Thuy live-streamed again about the incident, with more than 120,000 viewers. Today, May 29, she posted on Facebook saying that she wants to find a lawyer to support her.

ISHCMC - American Academy spoke out about the violence
Tran Ha Thuy’s live stream has 120,000 views.

The Vietnamese government and the Ministry of Education and Training have requested a settlement of the case

Because of the police of An Phu ward, Thu Duc city, TP. Ho Chi Minh City refused to solve the case, the Ministry of Education and Training asked the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City to directly handle it, and report before May 31.

ISHCMC - American Academy spoke out about the violence
Directive document of the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam

Many international schools in Ho Chi Minh City are affected because of the “same name”

ISHCMC – American Academy has received more than 40,000 negative reviews on Google Maps, many schools in Ho Chi Minh City with “International” in their name are also rated 1 star by netizens.

Typically, International University – Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City is a public university in Vietnam. While ISHCMC – American Academy is a secondary school. The principal of International University – Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City had to clarify that his school was not involved in this incident.

Principal of ISHCMC - American Academy spoke out about the violence, VN Ministry of Education and Training handled the case

ISHCMC - American Academy spoke out about the violence
Official logo and brand identity of the scandalous school

 

2 thoughts on “Principal of ISHCMC – American Academy spoke out about the violence, VN Ministry of Education and Training handled the case

  1. Avatar of A Parent
    A Parent says:

    Your carelessness in reporting and the mothers attitude has impacted more schools than this one. The mother is thinking more about her own ego than the wellbeing of children. She wants to be able to have a go at another child? Is she serious?

    • Avatar of another parent
      another parent says:

      Completely correct. There’s not a decent school out there that would allow one parent to interact with another person’s child. Beyond this she has probably greatly hurt her child’s own academic options now. There isn’t a decent local international school in Vietnam, that isn’t aware of this now so good luck in trying to find a new program.

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