A secondary vocational school teacher in Shanghai was removed from his position after he sent a series of text messages to a female student who claimed he was ‘harassing’ her and posted them online, Shanghai Daily reports.
The teacher, Yang Peisen, had all honorary titles revoked and was given administrative punishment when it was exposed that he had long been sending love messages to the 18-year-old student who said that he kept calling her although she had made it clear that she wasn’t interested in him.
Some of the messages he sent read, “I am falling in love with you,” “You are my goddess” and “I cannot sleep but think about you”.
“I cannot stand any more. I wouldn’t have exposed him if he hadn’t called me three times again,” the student posted on her microblog along with screenshots of the messages.
The student said that Yang is married and has a son. She used to reply to his texts out of respect, but eventually the messages, reading “I hadn’t fallen in love before I met you,” and “I will carry the torch for you”, became overbearing.
The school said that the messages were inappropriate and unethical, and netizens have called for a harsher punishment for the teacher.
“The teacher should be fired instead of just being removed from the position,” one user wrote on Weibo.