Abusive teacher faces arrest for tormenting 280 kids

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A Thai nursery teacher faces arrest for allegedly abusing over 280 children at a childcare centre. On May 30, 2023, Wichit Boonchinwuttikun, the Saraburi Province’s police chief, disclosed the progress in the case; the suspect admitted their guilt and remorse.

The investigation into the childcare centre abuse began when nine children were interviewed by a multidisciplinary team of prosecutors, police, and other professionals involved in the case. Closed-circuit camera footage and witness statements were collected to support their claims. The suspect was interrogated yesterday and admitted to being responsible for the abuse, expressing regret for their actions.

Now, the police must gather all the evidence required to issue an arrest warrant and determine the severity of the crime. Initially, investigators have set charges related to the Child Protection Act, potentially violating Article 309. The perpetrator will definitely face legal action and has acknowledged their misdeed.

The nine affected children are currently staying at a temporary home for children and women in Saraburi Province, where professionals are caring for them and providing psychological support. This case has spurred a re-evaluation of Thailand’s childcare institutions, leading to thorough investigations and swift actions to ensure the safety and well-being of children in these facilities.

This shocking incident was discovered by a Facebook post revealing the abuse of over 280 children at a welfare institution in Saraburi, central Thailand, a multi-disciplinary team, including social development and human security officials, psychologists, and police, swiftly moved to investigate the claims on-site.

The horrific mistreatment and physical abuse of more than 280 young lives at a welfare institution in Saraburi province were revealed on Facebook. The children were allegedly punished, tortured, and kept in dark rooms, similar to those found in prisons. To read more click here

Today there was also a case in Ubon Ratchathani province where a Thai secondary school teacher slapped a 7th-grade student for talking to a classmate during a lesson and failing to solve a problem on the board.

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