School, Teacher Forced To Apologize After Pupils Get Bloodied Palms In ‘Unorthodox’ Punishment (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)
A school in South China’s Guangdong Province has been forced to issue an apology after reports emerged that one of its teachers punished truant pupils by making them stand on their hands until the bled.
It was reported that pupils told their parents that their Physical Education (PE) teacher meted out the harsh punishment after they tried to skip class.
The incident first came to light when pictures showing bleeding palms first caught the attention of parents of students at Xixiang Middle School.
The harsh teacher from the school located in Shenzhen’s Bao’an district, reportedly wanted to instil some discipline in the truant students, necessitating the punishment.
However, what turned out to be a huge surprise, in spite of the parents’ understandable disapproval of the unorthodox treatment, was the pupils’ defence of their PE teacher, who is said to be an intern.
The pupils admitted skipping class and even pleaded with their parents not to take any action against the school for the punishment they received.
The school has also promised to offset all medical bills incurred by the parents in the course of treating the punished pupils.