A video of school staff arguing with a parent is doing the rounds on social media claiming that the incident happened in D.A.V public School in Kukatpally, Hyderabad. In the video, a woman purportedly probes the school’s policy regarding transportation fees, annual fees and tuition fees amid the COVID-19 lockdown. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video of D.A.V. Public School Kukatpally (Hyderabad) school administration arguing with parents.
Fact: Video shows Bishop Scott Girls School (Patna) management misbehaving with a parent, not D.A.V. Public School Kukatpally (Hyderabad). Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
When searched with keywords ‘School principal misbehaved with parents’, the same video was found on a Facebook page ‘Prayas news’ but it was mentioned that the incident took place at Bishop Scott Girls School in Patna. Another Facebook post was also found that mentioned that the incident happened at Bishop Scott Girls School in Patna. The post even had a few more videos of the same incident.
On comparing a visual in one of the videos in the post with the photos of ‘Bishop Scott Girls School, Patna’ on its website’s gallery, it can be confirmed that the incident happened at that school.
With the above information, when Google search is performed with relevant keywords, a news article of ‘International Business Times’ was found. In the article, it was reported that despite the government’s instructions to private schools not to charge fees during the lockdown period, Bishop Scott Girls School management in Patna had misbehaved with a parent for apparently questioning the school management for transportation fees. It also reported that the school management threatened the parent and tried to snatch the phone from a parent’s hand. The same incident is also reported by ‘NEWS 18’ and can be read here.
To sum it up, video of school management arguing with a parent is not from D.A.V. Public School Kukatpally (Hyderabad).
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