Ateneo imposes dismissal on student in viral bullying video

Ateneo de Manila University President Fr. Jose Ramon T. Villarin, SJ announced that after a thorough investigation, the school administration has decided to dismiss Ateneo Junior High School student Joaquin Montes.

“After a thorough investigation that included listening to all parties involved, the decision of the administration is to impose the penalty of DISMISSAL on the student caught bullying another student in the comfort room of the school,” Villarin said in a statement released December 23.

“This means he is no longer allowed to come back to the Ateneo,” he added.

Villarin also said that they have offered continued support to families involved to help overcome this difficult situation.

He also noted that investigation is still ongoing because of other matters involved in the incident.

“The Ateneo is very clear on its stand against bullying,” he said.