A 17-year-old student was detained in Shanghai after he clubbed his English teacher with a hammer because she’d reprimanded him over a late assignment.
The 11th grade student at Shanghai Tonghe High School in Boashan district was called to the teacher’s office around noon on Wednesday, according to Shanghai Daily. Previously, his 37-year-old teacher, surnamed Yuan, had scolded the student for failing to turn in his homework.
The student lingered outside of her office until she asked him again about the homework, at which point, the teen pulled a hammer out of his bag and starting bludgeoning her. Yuan was found lying on the floor, bleeding from her head.
Yuan suffered a number of blows to the head. She sustained eight lacerations her head and a small fracture near her scalp, as well as internal bleeding.
The teen turned himself in to police on Wednesday, and his parents visited Yuan in the hospital yesterday to apologize. He’s been detained for intentional injury while the case is under investigation. If found guilty, he’ll likely be given a more lenient sentence due to his age, according to the report.
This is the second student-on-teacher attack we’ve reported within the past month. In November, a law student threw boiling water on a professor who’d jokingly criticized her for coming into class late. The professor suffered second-degree burns on his face and neck, and won’t be able to teach again for a year.
[Image via Shanghai Daily]