A teacher has resigned in disgrace from his school after a video of him brutally beating a teenage pupil for being too noisy outraged social media users in Russia.
The maths teacher – identified only as Ivan S. by Russian media – was sacked from the 12th school in Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod region, after the video emerged.
Phone footage shot by other pupils on 8th November shows the teacher confronting the pupil in a corridor.
In the clip, the teacher repeatedly punches and shoves the pupil, knocking him to the ground twice as the boy does not raise a finger to defend himself.
Meanwhile the maths teacher repeatedly shouts: “To the director, bitch!”
At one moment in the clip, the student says: “It’s not my fault, they pushed me.”
The clip ends with the student being manhandled through a door, apparently on his way to the school’s headmaster.
Ivan S. had worked in the school for two years before the video scandal, reported local media.
But the school management claimed there had been no complaints about his behaviour before.
When questioned by authorities Ivan S. claimed that the children’s noisy games during lunch prevented him from preparing for class.
The Dzerzhinsk city department said the child had not been injured saying: “Nothing threatens his life and health.”
But the student’s parents urged the school’s head to demand the teacher’s resignation.
They also reported the incident to the police who are now investigating the teacher.
The Nizhny Novgorod Prosecutor’s Office is reportedly also looking into the case.
Meanwhile the Ministry of Education of the Nizhny Novgorod Region said the teacher’s violent behaviour is intolerable and contrary to resignation, they claimed that had fired him.
They stated: “According to the Dzerzhinsk Education Department, the conflict occurred because the children were noisy during the break and interfered with the teacher to prepare for the lesson.
“The Ministry of Education and Science of the Nizhny Novgorod Region draws attention to the fact that neither this nor any other behaviour of children can be a reason for such a blatantly rude attitude that is incompatible with the role and status of the teaching profession in our society.
“The person who crossed the line of what is permitted has been fired from the educational organisation.
“Such behavior is unacceptable!”
“The Ministry of Education and Science asks the child, his parents, as well as other children who witnessed this incident, to accept a sincere apology from the responsible authorities.”