School should be one of the safest places for a child. In order to instill learning effectively, the school's environment should be friendly and stress-free. Sadly, this can't be said in some schools. There are cases wherein violence can happen even inside the classroom.
In China, instead of a warm welcome from the summer, students were greeted with violence and humility from their very own teacher.
Last week, a video surfaced in the social media that caused an uproar. In the short clip, a male teacher from Anhui Province, China could be seen repeatedly slapping his students in front of the whole class on the first day of school.
The unidentified teacher has been caught on video while smacking his, no less than 30, middle school students in the face as they lined up right inside the classroom. All in all, he slapped a total of 38 students.
According to sources, the said teacher was infuriated when his students made mistakes in their poetry. He made them write classical poetry from memory and became immediately agitated whenever they made a mistake. Beijing News reported that each time they made a mistake, they were slapped in front of the whole class.
On the other hand, one of the man's colleagues said in an interview that the teacher takes his job too seriously sometimes, leading to harsh punishments.
Meanwhile, this brutality raised serious concerns from people in the social media. They expressed their sympathy for the poor students and were furious towards the violent teacher. Some even said that he deserved termination for laying hands on the students.
Corporal punishment in school has been banned in many countries, and the teacher in the video could be facing a serious case for violence and abuse against minors.
Watch the video below:
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