NAKHON RATCHASIMA — A school administrator suspended after being charged with assault for slapping a student put aside his “teacher spirit” to settle the case by apologising and paying a 500-baht fine.

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“Thailand education system and policies along with many parents are the real problem facing teenage students in Thai government schools”

Faced with a possible one-month jail stay and fine of up to 10,000 baht, the spirited director relented and bid his apologies to mother and child, who met with him and police for 20 minutes Tuesday.

The mother, whose name was not released, said both she and her son forgave him and did not want to continue legal action against him or demand any compensation.