A teacher in Thailand’s east has been caught on video flogging a student whilst screaming invectives at the young girl. The girl was struck at least three times, although the video appears to have started during the midst of the punishment. The video was posted on the Education For Liberation of Siam Facebook page.
The school has been identified as the Chiang Rak Noi School in Sa Kaew, east of Bangkok, although the teacher hasn’t been identified.
The words the teacher used whilst beating the student with a wooden cane were some of the worst words you could use in the Thai language, and translate as “asshole” and “bastard”. The girl suffered the punishment because she hadn’t cleaned the room properly, which was one of her duties. The student was from a class between Grade 7 – 9, according to the uniform she and the other students were wearing.
At this stage there has been no comment from the school or the parents although the social media condemnation of the teacher’s brutality have been swift.
In Thai law, it is illegal for a teacher to strike a student.
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