Story By: John Feng, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report
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A teacher has been dismissed for shaving the heads of her pupils as punishment for arriving late to class.
The teacher surnamed Xu, who works at Yongning District Yuying School, was subsequently confronted by the family of one of the pupils, surnamed Chan.
The parents of three other schoolchildren also lodged complaints against the teacher in Handan City in North China’s Hebei Province following the incident on 14th January.
According to a statement released by the privately run school, Chan and the three others pupils had arrived late to class and their teacher sought to “make an example of them” by shaving their heads.
The children, who are all in year eight, then had their heads shaved as a warning to the others in their class.
A video being shared to social media shows the schoolboy Chan being questioned by his mother about his new haircut, bringing him to tears as he recounts the embarrassing punishment.
On 18th January, the school release its statement saying Xu had been given the sack for misconduct, and for “violating professional morals”.
The school, which currently has over 11,000 pupils, is one of the larger private schools in the city.
It said it welcomed further scrutiny from the public and the media.