For­eign teach­ers ac­cused of smok­ing at school

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - PULSE -

Of­fi­cers from the Shang­hai United In­ter­na­tional School Wanyuan Cam­pus apol­o­gized to neigh­bor­ing res­i­dents for its for­eign teach­ers, who were caught smok­ing in front of the school gate and throw­ing their cig­a­rette butts on the ground, re­ported the Xin­min Evening News.

Res­i­dents liv­ing at a res­i­den­tial com­pound op­po­site to the school com­plained to lo­cal me­dia that the school’s for­eign teach­ers of­ten smoke and lit­ter at the en­trance dur­ing their breaks or at lunch.

Par­ents said they are also wor­ried about the dan­ger of se­cond­hand smoke and that these teach­ers are bad role models for their chil­dren.

School man­agers said that af­ter the city’s lat­est reg­u­la­tions against smok­ing, it pro­hib­ited teach­ers from smok­ing on cam­pus and in­structed them to go out­side.

They apol­o­gized for their teach­ers’ poor be­hav­ior and will also con­sider set­ting up smok­ing ar­eas on the road­side.

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