A physical education teacher at a middle school in Vietnam’s northern Lai Chau Province has been subject to a seven-day suspension from work following the discovery of a video capturing him beating multiple students in a classroom on Thursday.
Trinh Ngoc Hai, head of Than Uyen District’s education bureau in Lai Chau, on Friday afternoon confirmed the suspension of H., a physical education teacher at Muong Cang Middle School, as a step to facilitate the verification of the video in question.
Preliminary verification results showed that, as it was raining when H. was teaching a PE class, he moved his students into a dome of a boarding house building in the school campus so that they could continue their lesson.
After that, H. carefully asked the students to keep practicing the movements he had instructed while he went to relieve himself.
However, in the absence of H., some students went to their boarding rooms, lied down and played together.
When H. returned to the dome, the students were nowhere to be found.
When the teacher found the students lying behind the closed doors of their boarding rooms, he could hardly contain his fury, according to Hai.
A Facebook user named H.N., which has been abbreviated for personal safety reasons, then uploaded a 20-second video capturing H. constantly beating the male students, grabbing their hair, and slapping them repeatedly in the face on the social media platform.