KOH SAMUI, THAILAND — The International School of Samui, a prestigious school catering to predominately wealthy expat pupils, kept pedophile Spanish teacher on staff for over a month after initial complaints surfaced.
The Spanish teacher, a 29-year-old Spanish national using the name of “Carlos Serrano Garcia”, was arrested in his classroom at the International School of Samui on the afternoon of Friday, 9 December. Today, the suspect is still being detained after bail was denied, according to Thai authorities.
Following the arrest, the school informally told at least one set of parents “the arrest is a sham - there is no evidence”, said our source. Until recently, the school declined to terminate the teacher’s employment.
A four year old German student first voiced allegations against the teacher to parents on 4 November. In response, the school suspended the 4-year-old and their sibling. The children remain suspended as of today, even after the teacher’s arrest and after several other similar allegations have been made against the same former teacher.
In response to the parent of a 7-year-old female British student raising similar concerns of abuse to Mr Stephen Andrews, CEO of the International School of Samui, Mr Andrews stated he had filed a criminal defamation suit against the family, said an employee of the school.
Mr Stephen Andrews and Mr Jeremy Lees, Owner if the International School of Samui, have declined to comment. The International School of Samui has yet to release any formal statement to parents regarding the arrest or charges.
School is set to resume after the winter holidays on Monday, 9 January.