Scandal grows over corporal punishment in Thai schools


A student flashes the three-fingers salute as she takes part in a rally of the Bad Student movement demanding the education minister's resignation at a school in Bangkok, Thailand, ion Oct 2, 2020.- Reuters

BANGKOK (AP): A scandal over corporal punishment of schoolchildren in Thailand expanded Tuesday (Oct 6) as six teachers and caregivers at a school accused of such abuse turned themselves in to face criminal charges.

There are now 13 employees of the Sarasas Witaed Ratchaphruek School who are facing charges after the parents of 30 students complained that their children, mostly around kindergarten age, had been physically abused, said police Lt. Gen. Ampol Buarubporn, the regional police commissioner overseeing the case.

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