Seven girls from Government Girls Higher Secondary school at Tiruchengode in Namakkal were suspended on Monday by the school authorities for consuming alcohol in class on November 21.
After an inquiry was carried out by the school authorities, four girls were given transfer certificates on Monday night. The girls were studying in Class 11 of the school.
On November 21, the school had re-opened after heavy rains, seven girls came to their school at 8AM to celebrate the birthday of one of their friends and brought beer and soft drinks. A teacher said that girls mixed beer and soft-drink and consumed it in the class. Around 9:30AM the girls were found drunk by the teacher as they vomited on the floor and cleaned it up, according to TOI.
Later, the teacher informed the head-mistress and the students were taken to government hospital for treatment.
An inquiry was carried out by a team and filed a report to the head-mistress. This issue was informed to the Chief Educational Officer S Gopidoss also at a later stage.
The CEO told TOI, â€śWhen I inquired with the headmistress, she said that the parents of the four students had requested her for the transfer certificates. But the collector directed me to conduct an inquiry with the parents, to find out if they were forced to receive the TCs or if it was issued on their request.â€ť
Collector V Dakshinamoorthy told The New Indian Express, â€śAs soon as I got the information, I summoned the teachers and questioned them over the incident. I have asked the CEO also to hold a thorough probe into the incident.â€ť