Story By: Anastasia Smirnova, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN/@nmakarin
This is the moment a group of boys repeatedly kick and stamp on a young girl lying on the ground at a nursery before an elderly worker eventually arrives to break it up.
The incident was filmed at Nursery No.236 in the city of Yaroslavl in the western Russian region of Yaroslavl Oblast and the footage was later posted on social media.
In the video, a young girl wearing a pink jacket is seen lying on the ground as a group of boys continually walk over her body and kick her.
Reports said that it took several minutes for a nursery worker to intervene in the incident.
Many online commentators slammed the cameraperson for filming the playground attack instead of acting.
Other netizens criticised the elderly nursery work, identified as Elena.
According to local media, she has over 40 years of childcare experience and has worked at this particular nursery since 1980, winning a number of awards for her work in that time.
Netizen ‘Nikita Markin’ commented: “Even if the worker could not see the incident, she must have heard something going on. The video runs continuously for nearly three minutes and no one bothered to check. The girl was crying and trying to fight back.”
‘Gedevan Aleksandrovich’ said: “All kids are mean. This is why there are carers there to stop them from potentially killing each other. I think the worker should be fired for that.”
An anonymous netizen wrote: “This is terrible, these kids are not even five years old and already they are learning to do things like that.”
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