A kindergarten teacher from a school in Northern China has been suspended, following the release of a video that shows her repeatedly hitting the students in class.
“I picked up my kid at 5:10 p.m. and when we got home I noticed that her eyes were swollen with two welts, it was swollen here and bruised black and green here,” explained a father who clued in officials on the possible abuse.
“Between 4 and 4:30, my daughter was hit 70 times, slapped about 70 times on the face, and kicked in the butt twice. That’s for my child. Another was hit 40-some times, 43 times. Another one was hit 10 times, and another 27 times,” he later added after watching the surveillance video.
Li Zhuqing, the abusive teacher is shown repeatedly hitting the kids who were slower at math.
“The teacher did it because she couldn’t answer correctly 10 plus one,” the angry dad continued.”But she could do single digit addition. Because of this, she couldn’t get it right the first time, so the teacher taught her. But then my daughter said, ‘Ms. Liu, I still don’t know.’ She still didn’t know so the teacher picked up a booklet and went at her face.”
The school has been temporarily shut down pending an investigation. The teacher has received a 15-day suspension.