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A nursery teacher sacked and arrested for physically abusing her pupils had also been regularly mistreating her own boss’ son, a parent claims.
The staff member named only as Ms Xiao had been caught beating and punching her pupils in a viral video now seen nearly five million times.
The clip dated 22nd October was obtained from the school’s CCTV camera feed by the parent of one of the children seen in the footage, and she has now revealed that one of the other pupils is none other than the kindergarten director’s young son.
In the video leaked to local media by the parent, Ms Chen, her son is pinched by the teacher from the Tianzhijiao Kindergarten, and hit over the head with a stack of workbooks in the school in Anshun, a city in China’s south-western Guizhou Province.
In the same video, Ms Xiao also appears to slap a young girl and pulls two more pupils from their seats, pushing them out of view of the classroom surveillance camera.
Ms Chen says one of the two children seen at the end of the video is the nursery school director’s son, who is punched in the back as he is ushered out of frame.
Local authorities had detained Ms Xiao from the privately run nursery school on 23rd October and handed her a preliminary sentence of 15 days of administrative detention.
She was also fined 1,000 RMB (110 GBP) for the offences and was dismissed from the school, but she faces further investigations from the city’s education bureau and is expected to be blacklisted from the profession.
After the story broke in local media last week, Ms Chen said: “My son came home with scars on his face, so I went to his school and demanded to see security footage from his classroom.
“I saw the teacher hitting him and scratching his face with her nails.
“I sent the video to a group chat with all the parents. They wanted her dismissed and also wanted her to explain herself.
“She’s hit her pupils before.
“My son comes home with bruises here and there, but I always thought he had accidentally hurt himself at school, so I didn’t pay much attention.”
Ms Chen did not say whether she planned to sue the nursery school or the teacher.
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