It’s bad enough to see teachers beating their students, but it is at least equally, if not more abhorrent for them to outsource this physical punishment to the students’ fellow classmates.
Video footage published by Knews shows a kindergarten classroom in Hefei, the capital of Anhui province, where a boy appears to reign over his peers as a brutal dictator with a stick. In the clips, the boy is seen repeatedly whipping classmates on the back, hitting one boy even harder when he doesn’t respond.
Reportedly, over the course of 40 minutes, the boy terrorizes six of his classmates in this way, while his teacher looks on and does nothing.
In an interview, the teacher claims that she was sick at the time and did not have the voice nor energy to discipline her students and keep them quiet. Thus, she let the class monitor take over the job of maintaining order.
The teacher has been suspended from her post.