Parents at a Beijing kindergarten are outraged after watching a video in which a 27-year-old teacher mocked, beat, and essentially tortured the young children in her class. Chinese education is certainly strict, but there are lines that aren’t to be crossed, and this teacher did horrible things to her kids as if going through a “how to ruin childhood innocence” checklist.
According to the South China Morning Post:
According to the parents, the teacher beat the children on the head, calves and back. Doctors who were asked to examine eight of the four-year-olds said the children had leg bruises and multiple soft-tissue injuries.
Ten minutes later, another security camera showed Liu bringing the children to the cafeteria, where she separated two students, who were not allowed to eat.
The rest of the class was apparently instructed to finish the food within five minutes. Noticing that one boy was slower to eat, Liu walked up to him and kicked his leg, shouting, “Can you learn from mistakes?” He quietly replied, “Yes.” […]
“Since last October, I saw bruises on my son’s legs constantly,” said Ma. “My son has woken up crying several times at night, screaming, ‘Don’t hit me.’”
One parent said Liu saw the surveillance video and showed remorse. “After watching the video, she screamed, ‘I can’t believe I did this!’” said one parent. “She didn’t admit [it] in the first place. [She] said she just pushed and shoved them.”
The teacher has been arrested while police and education authorities investigate the case. Most of the students were between three and four years old.