Affiliated to the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, the school till as recently as January this year was being used as a marriage hall — a practice that was stalled following protests from guardians.
On Monday, when theparents learnt that one of classrooms had reportedly been rented out to some youths, they rushed to the campus and staged protests.
“We were surprised to see that a room on the first floor had been rented out to some men. There are hundreds of girls studying here and they were feeling awkward. For years now, the school has been mismanaged,” said Prabir Seal, treasurer, Lee Memorial Parents Welfare Institution.
The parents alleged that the men were taking pictures of girl students and also indulging in eve teasing.
Asha Mondal, teacher in-charge of the school, said: “I do not know about the reports of rooms being rented out. The school secretary must have taken the decision.”
Local MLA Swarnakamal Saha also reached the spot following protests from teachers.
“The school has been facing serious trouble for quite some time now. I have contacted the school secretary on phone and have convened a meeting on Tuesday to address the issue,” said Saha.
The Secondary Employees and Teachers association had, earlier, complained to the District Inspector of School detailing out the alleged mismanagement of the institution.
Set up in 1909, the school currently accommodates 311 students at the secondary level and 250 students at the primary level in the two four-storeyed buildings and over 50 rooms it has with it in the name of infrastructure.