an extension cord, as one Sichuan middle school teacher had last year, this educator used a pointing stick.teacher working at a primary school in Guizhou’s Shuicheng county was caught on video recently beating, kicking, and whipping one of his students in the front of the classroom. Instead of using
In the sickening footage, the male teacher is seen grabbing hold of the child and repeatedly striking him despite the kid’s desperate cries for him to stop. The clip becomes extremely hard to watch as the teacher continues to whip and kick the crying boy without mercy. The teacher was in such a rage that at one point he even falls to ground momentarily while trying to keep his grip on the student. He then promptly gets back up and shoves the boy to the floor, continuing his onslaught with a kick to the ribs.
It’s not clear what exactly the student did to set his teacher off. During the beating, the man is heard repeatedly shouting, “You want to rebel?” Meanwhile, other students look on, barely daring to move.
In a statement released yesterday, the Shuicheng County Education Ministry said that the boy had been taken to the hospital after the beating where he was found to have suffered extensive soft tissue bruising. The ministry added that the teacher had been dismissed from his position and had been detained by the police. In addition, the school’s principal has also been sacked over the incident, the ministry said.
Footage of teachers brutally beating, slapping, and whipping their students has become a regular sight on Chinese social media over the last few months. While it’s good that these instances of gross cruelty and ruthlessness are being exposed, we can’t help but wonder how many more go unrecorded.