Teachers fired in China for thrashing kid

November 29th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Nov 29 (IANS) Two kindergarten women teachers in China have been fired after a video posted online showed them thrashing and kicking a four-year-old boy.

The video that appeared on internet last week was titled “Teachers at Daxing district No.1 kindergarten beating a student”.

During the five-minute video, a woman teacher pulls the four-year-old boy’s ears and shakes his body hard before another woman kicks his body and legs. The two women later make another four-year-old boy join in the attack and beat his classmate. Sound of crying is heard constantly during the video, China Daily reported Monday.

The beating occurred Nov 12 after two boys fought at the kindergarten. One of the boys had reportedly scratched the other’s face. The teachers beat the boy after he refused to apologise, the Daxing district education commission said, confirming that the video was genuine.

“The two teachers appeared irrational and treated the boy roughly,” said the deputy head of the commission. “We think it is insulting and it could very well have caused both physical and psychological damage to the boy.”

The two teachers were dismissed and they along with the head of the kindergarten have been told to apologise to the boy and his family.

The boy’s mother said she was considering transferring her son to another school.

It was, however, not known as to who had posted the video on the internet.

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