446. Jeongeup boarding school
A well-respected teacher at the Jeongeup boarding school in South Korea was charged with child abuse after he bit a hamster to death in front of the students and started to eat it. Hard pressure from parents forced the authorities to intervene against the teacher in a country where parents often buy canes for the teacher to use on their children. It seems that there were a limit for the parents in this country who seems to accept use of violence against their children for them to do good in school. They call it the “Stick of love” ceremony.
It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.
- South Korean teacher kills, eats hamster in front of students (New York Daily News)
- Sick teacher bites a hamster to death and swallows it in front of his pupils to teach them ‘the value of life’ after catching them taunting the animals in South Korea (The Daily Mail)
- School Corporal Punishment in South Korea (World Corporal Punishment Research)