Poor Chinese primary school child was slapped by his teacher for not finishing homework, then by 50 classmates in turn, ordered by the teacher
12 years old Xiaoming from a primary school of Shaanxi province is slapped by his teacher and 50 classmates in turn. The picture taken by his aunt Yang three days after the beating shows finger prints on the black and blue face left by the heavy slapping. Teacher beating student is not scarce in China, but this case of severe child abuse is still horrifying.
Face was beaten black and blueLittle Ming's grandma Mrs. Chi rented a house near the school so that she can take care of her grandson. On December 11, she noticed Litte Ming hid his face with hands and did not want to say too much. When asked why he was beaten, Littel Ming said his teacher Luo was enraged to know he had not finished his homework. After slapping him in the face, Luo ordered all the 50 classmates to slap his face in turn.Little Ming's aunt Yang Yuhui has kept the picture of him being hurt. "I took the picture of him when I got to know the affair three days later. The picture shows clearly the face of the child was beaten black and blue". Yang said to reporter.
Classmate: slapping heavily was requiredThe incident was confirmed by classmates of Xiaoming. And some classmates said: "some classmates who slapped lightly at first were ordered to repeat slapping the face of Xiaoming. We had no choice but to slap heavily to pass the task." The hurt on face of Xiaoming is so severe that he has been hospitalized. Mrs. Gao, mother of Xiaoming agreed to be interviewed by the reporter but later when the reporter arrived at the hospital, Mrs. Gao abruptly refused to be interviewed. The reason is thought to be under pressure from authority.
The teacher has conducted self criticism and been suspended from teachingAn official surnamed Yang of the Hongshan Town school confirmed Teacher Luo had beaten the child student. "On December 17, Luo was asked to conduct self-criticism on a meeting attended by all faculty and she has been suspended from teaching." the official said to reporter.The school refused reporter's request to interview Luo, citing "Luo is now under huge pressure" as the excuse. According to the school, Luo is 22 years old and has been working in the school for two years only.
Chinese netizens get furious at the teacher Luo and demand Luo be sued on child abuseThe picture of the blue-faced little child student Xiaoming has gone wildly on Chinese internet and fierce condemnation of the teacher, the Hongshan school as well as local educational officials has erupted. Some furious netizens demand a thorough investigation of the incident and Luo be fired, prosecuted for child abuse.Following is some comments on Chinese twitter Weibo: 郭洋1983：If I were the parent of the child student, I would beat the teacher to death even I know it is illegal. 吃完抹抹嘴微博会员：The child was beaten to such a severe hurting! Has she human heart? Is she still a teacher? 高晓鑫2012：If it was student beating teacher, is it Ok enough when the student is suspended from class?抹茶的爱恨情愁：The teacher should be prosecuted for child abuse.In October, a kindergarten teacher named Yan Yanhong from Zhejiang province amusing herself by abusing children sparked public uproar and resulted in the arrest of the kindergarten teacher and one of her colleagues.