An extremely disturbing instance of bullying has sparked shock and outrage across Chinese social media this week after a video was posted online showing a student being made to eat feces by his peers.
In the revolting video, the boy is shown picking up excrement from a squat toilet and putting it in his mouth by licking his fingers twice while other students look on.
The video was filmed at Beijing’s Yanqing No. 2 Middle School. According to police, seven students attempted to bully the victim out of more than 100 yuan by threatening him, physically harming him and then making him literally eat shit. To somehow make all this worse, the boy reportedly suffers from polio.
The clip has ignited anger online with netizens calling for harsher punishments to be doled out for bullying, particularly after the punishments for the seven perpetrators were announced. Five of the students were given administrative punishments including demerits, summer detention and a “severe warning.” Meanwhile, two of the students were not officially punished by the school at all because of their young age, with administrators relying on parents to discipline their kids harshly.
[Images via Shanghai Daily]
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