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.
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
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.”
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.
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.
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.