Turns out, the school bullies aren't always other kids. At the Sky Montessori School in China, a teacher has been caught on camera slapping, kicking, and verbally assaulting kindergartners. Two little girls are shown being repeatedly hit -- one over 70 times -- in the face. Another boy is seen being slapped and shoved. It will make your blood boil to see kids treated like this.
On Tuesday, police in the city of Taiyuan detained teacher Li Zhuqing after parents complained about alleged physical abuse. Their kids had apparently come home from school with bruises, telling them that their teacher was beating the crap out of them. I know things are different in other countries, but beating 5-year-old students for not understanding something is a bit extreme, if you ask me.
Li was put under a 15-day "administrative detention," which is common practice when the Chinese police are waiting to charge someone. The school was unlicensed and has since been shut down indefinitely. Well, thank heavens for that.
As the mother of a kindergartner, I know it can be frustrating to try to teach children a new concept and have a child just not get it. Sometimes it’s like beating your head against a wall, but when they get it, it’s amazing to see them embrace it. Every parent knows just how tiny and vulnerable these children are and if I were to ever find out that a teacher laid a hand on my child, she’d be begging for detainment to keep her safe from me.
Honestly, I’d pay her bail just to get her alone long enough to exact the same punishment she gave my poor child. But if guilty, hopefully she doesn't get out. Ever!
See the outrageous abuse here:
What would you do if you saw video of a teacher beating your child?
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