An art teacher at a primary school in Dongguan, Guangdong had to be hospitalized on March 20 after she was beaten up by a particularly hard 4th grader during an argument over incomplete homework.
The dispute broke out when the Zhangmutou Primary School art teacher, surnamed Chen, told the student to turn in his homework. The boy, surnamed Bin, stood up and grabbed the teacher’s hair before hitting her on the head repeatedly. He then pushed her to the ground and sat on her, according to a student witness.
Frightened students ran out of the classroom and some went to report the incident to the school’s headmaster. Bin was led to the headmaster’s office and his parents were called to the school.
The parents, who come from Jiangxi province and run a lubricating oil business, refused to go to the school and stressed that they would only compensate the teacher for medical fees when the court ordered them to. But they were thoughtful enough to deliver some fruit to the teacher in the hospital.
Chen refused to speak to reporters, emphasizing that Bin is underage and she didn’t want to publicize the matter and affect the boy’s future.
According to the school headmaster, surnamed Hu, Bin had previously beaten four other teachers and fought with other students over trivial issues.
Hu and other teachers advised his parents to send the child to therapy, but the parents refused to do so.
It’s unclear whether or not Bin will remain at the school.
Here’s the video report:
By Lucy Liu
[Via Tencent News]