Yet another teacher in China has been ensnared in scandal after footage showing him hugging and attempting to kiss a female student spread online.
Screenshots of the footage posted on April 27 showed the male teacher at Liangjiang Secondary School in Chongqing with his arms wrapped around the female pupil’s waist. The two were filmed standing next to a window inside the teacher’s office at night, and online users observed that the teenage girl seemed to be resisting as the teacher attempted to kiss her.
The man in the photo was identified in a Sina News report as an 11th grade teacher at the school surnamed Xu, who has since been removed from his position.
A government official confirmed the incident, saying that Xu had ‘severely violated teachers’ professional conduct,’ according to SCMP. Chongqing’s Yubei district government is now investigating the incident.
This case follows a string of others involving teachers in inappropriate relationships with students. A Peking University professor was fired in November after he’d had an affair with an international student and got her pregnant. In October, a history professor at Xiamen University who was caught having sex with his female students had his teaching qualifications revoked and was expelled from the Communist Party, a punishment that some said was too weak.
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