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Footage showing three kindergarten teachers suspending a boy over a window sash has gone viral on Chinese social media, stirring up fierce public debate about child abuse at Chinese schools.
The incident, which is only the most recent in a series of child abuse allegations at Chinese schools, took place in a kindergarten in Hengshui, Hebei province. According to the video clip released online, the boy was suspended over a window frame by three teachers, who also pinched his cheeks and filmed the entire episode for entertainment. The boy was reportedly punished for not waking up on time from his nap.
The kindergarten was later ordered to shut down temporarily, while the teachers were detained by police, according to an announcement released by local authorities on Nov. 26.
The boy’s suffering has incensed Chinese netizens. The hashtag “AbusingBoyForFunInKindergarten” has garnered over 3.2 million page views on Sina …