Story By: Anastasia Smirnova, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder,Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN/@mark2_che
This is the moment a young boy is apparently forced to clear the snow off a school roof from outside an upper floor window in freezing temperatures.
The incident was filmed at School No.31 in the city of Ussuriysk in the south-eastern Russian region of Primorskiy Krai and was later widely shared on social media.
Based on the footage, the boy was only wearing a thin top as he cleared snow from the roof in freezing temperatures.
The cameraperson noted that the youngster did not have a safety rope, although an adult – presumably a teacher – is seen behind him.
The woman, who may be the boy’s teacher, appears to be holding him from behind.
After the video was released online, the police launched an investigation into the matter.
Local media said the boy in the video is a relative of a school employee who resigned after the footage was posted online.
Netizen ‘1 2’ said: “This is just nuts. Why was there no one standing on the ground below him?”
‘Dikiy Tatarin’ commented: “I bet the boy was being punished for something, but I wonder what he could have done.”
‘Al Prol’ wrote: “I think the cops should keep an eye on that school. And the cameraman could have offered to clear the roof instead of just filming it.”
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