Hyderabad: A video is viral on social media according to which the principal of DAV Public School in Kukatpally, Hyderabad, misbehaved with a parent, when the parent questioned on why extra fee was being collected by the management of the school. In the video, we can hear a female voice who is questioning a woman seen in the video about fee charged.  As the argument goes on, the woman asks the guardian or parent to leave her office and tries to snatch the phone.

A claim on Twitter reads, “Hello KTR garu @KTRTRS I hope you are doing good. I just want to bring this to your notice please see the conduct of DAV PUBLIC SCHOOL Kukatpally, Hyderabad, The principal & school staff have looted the parents. Please take necessary actions. Hoping for a positive response. (sic)”

You can see the archived tweet here

It was also shared on Facebook with the same claim by ‘MgmHydDailyNews’.

See the conduct of DAV PUBLIC SCHOOL Kukatpally, Hyderabad, The Principal & School staff have looted the…

Posted by MgmHyddailynews on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

 

You can see the archived tweet here

Fact Check:

Extracting key frames from the video, we did a reverse image search and found that the video was not from Hyderabad’s DAV Public School. The reverse image search took us to an Opindia article published on June 26, 2020. According to the article, the viral video is from Patna’s Bishop Scott Girls School. As mentioned in the article after the video had gone viral, the Director of Primary Education, Bihar, Ranjit Kumar Singh constituted a two-member investigation team, ordering an inquiry against Patna’s Bishop Scott Girls School.

We also found another video of the incident shared as a thread by Twitter user Anurag Srivatsa where we can see the woman questioning the school principal on why she tried to grab her phone and people around her try to pacify her.

Though when searched the school’s website, we found that the person in the viral video is NOT the Principal of the school, according to Vishvas news, which also debunked the claim, the person seen in the video is the guardian in the school.

https://www.vishvasnews.com/viral/fact-check-video-of-misbehave-with-female-guardian-is-not-from-hyderabad-but-from-patna-school/

Meanwhile, we also checked the official website of DAV Public School in Kukatpally. We found the principal’s picture and that doesn’t match with the women shown in the video.

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Hence, the claim that the principal of DAV Public School is misbehaving with a parent is false. The viral video is from Patna’s Bishop Scott Girls School.

Aiswarya Sriram

Aiswarya Sriram is a budding multimedia journalist and is currently working for NewsMeter as a "Factcheck Freelancer". A graduate from Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) Bangalore, Aiswarya has earlier worked with The Logical Indian and has interned with Republic TV. Aiswarya, a Tamilian who was born and brought up in Mumbai, loves to do rural reporting. She has visited Byadgi Taluk of Karnataka, to write about the issues faced by chilli factory workers there, earlier in 2019. A craft enthusiast, Aiswarya also does quilling, painting and glass work. On her off-days, she loves to read crime-thrillers and watch anime. She primarily reports on civic issues, GHMC, human-interesting features, and fact-checking video stories.

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