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Two school caretakers suspended for ill-treating toddler

Update: October, 06/2015 - 16:03
A 22-month-old boy in the northern Lang Son Province was found eating trash after being locked out of his class. —

LANG SON — Two caretakers of a nursery school in northern mountain Lang Son Province have been suspended for alleged ill-treatment of a 22-month-old boy, Chairman of the commune's People's Committee Vi Van Tuan said yesterday.

A video went viral last Thursday, which showed the toddler crying and screaming outside his class in Xuan Mai Nursery School in northern Lang Son province and picking up things from a nearby trash can to eat.

In the video, a caretaker was seen threatening to drop the boy into a dry pool if he did not stop crying.

The boy's mother said her son, who started going to class two weeks ago, now refused to go to school.

She said the two caretakers had visited her family and apologised for their actions.

Vice-head of Van Quan District's Department of Education and Training Ha Thi Thanh Thuy said the department was verifying the incident and would announce its decision soon. — VNS

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