A teacher from Gansu province has caused outrage online after a video was leaked of him “disciplining” several of his female students by beating them in front of their classmates.
According to NetEase, the incident took place at 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday morning at a school in Huan county. The girls in the video were all eighth grade students.
The teacher, identified as Ma Yafeng, was said to have carried out the beating after the students were caught arguing and fighting by another teacher the day before. Ma, who is head of the class and their humanities teacher, took it upon himself to punish the girls for their behavior.
Netizens were quick to pile on scorn for the abusive teacher, who has since been suspended from teaching and reported to local authorities.
A commenter from Jiangsu wrote, “If he’s going to beat students like that, he should have just been fired.”
“If anyone beat my daughter, I would beat him to within an inch of his life. I’d make him wish he was dead,” said another from Zhejiang.