I saw this on the news Tuesday night. This happened on July 18. The parents of a pupil posted the video online. It is of an elementary teacher hitting his grade three pupils with a broomstick.
In the video clip, Oh strikes a boy on the hips and shoulders with a broomstick approximately 10 times. The boy is shown crying and shrieking in pain and fear. The teacher then spanks three other children five times each with the broomstick.
Oh and other teachers said the children had been involved in a fight at recess, and the boy in question had been warned several times before over similar trouble.
Full article: Teacher apologizes for beating children
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I’m one of those who don’t believe in corporal punishment. I haven’t hit my son (he’s only TWO years old!) and I don’t think I’ll ever will. And he doesn’t hit back when other kids hit him. I got that from watching Oprah. My husband said he’s gonna teach Seonggyu taekwondo when he turns 5. Anyway, it would hurt and anger me if a teacher would do that to my child. A public apology would not be enough, he would have to kneel and kiss my unwashed foot in public.