The school’s response is as follows.
Chrisland School has finally issued a statement in response to the viral video of a 10-year-old female pupil engaging in sexual behavior with classmates.
In a statement signed by Akin Fadeyi, a member of the School’s Advisory Board, Chrisland denied that a pregnancy test was performed on the female student, instead claiming that a COVID-19 post-travel test was performed.
The girls were kept on the 11th floor, while the boys were kept on the 4th floor to protect and respect their moral boundaries, according to the school.
According to the school, the first step in dealing with the situation was to assume parental roles by providing assistance to the pupils involved and ensuring that nothing harmed the children’s self-esteem.
The statement, “Within these 71, we had our girls on the 11th floor and boys on the 4th floor to draw clear lines that respect moral boundaries.
“While we understand the emotions this has generated, we assure the public that our first approach as an institution was to assume parental roles by offering support to those involved and ensuring that nothing affected their senses of esteem.
“However, after a comprehensive evaluation of the situation, we can’t help but express how scandalized and distressed we feel as mothers, fathers and instructors with a relationship that holds a direct bearing on the development of those involved.
“We were, however, compelled to engage with the parents of the remaining students who unfortunately got themselves involved in misconduct, and by our code of conduct processes, which are well known to the parents.
“Chrisland reprimanded them to instill a sense of discipline and serve as deterrence to other students.
“The disciplinary action was to undermine our cohesive culture as a community of future leaders and committed instructors but to be assertive in handing down the sort of discipline that seeks to correct and reform our children(students) when they stray from the path of rectitude.
“While we hasten to affirm that as an institution that’s managing children from diverse backgrounds, we can’t lay claim to, or embark on any sense of self-righteousness in our approach, but we learn and evolve within the frames of best practices every single day.”
Chrisland went on to say that the organization was re-evaluating its processes to strengthen child safety protocols and that it would leave no stone unturned to ensure that the children’s self-esteem was unaffected.