Community workers punished for classroom break-in

Two local community workers who broke into a classroom and forcibly removed a teacher on Thursday— purportedly for epidemic control — were punished by authorities, officials from Hanshan county of East China's Anhui province said on Sunday.
One of the workers surnamed Wang, who kicked the door of classroom open, received an inner-Party warning, while the other surnamed Li was admonished for not wearing a mask at the site, according to a statement by the Hanshan county government on Sunday morning.
In a previous statement on Friday morning, the government said Wang's behavior was rude and inappropriate, while the teacher's deeds had violated the local COVID-19 control rules.
An inner-Party warning, which can be issued to only Party members, means the warned would not get any promotion for a year and a record will stay in his profile.
A video that started circulating on the internet on Thursday showed a group of community workers taking a male teacher out of a classroom with a worker's hand on his neck. The class was attended by mostly unmasked students.
The teacher surnamed Jia is not professional teacher nor holder of a teaching certification, and he would face further investigation for not only violating epidemic control rules but also allegedly teaching illegally.
While extracurricular teaching activities are popular during the two-month summer vacation, previous official information said the county had suspended all such classes on July 25, after the neighboring Jiangsu province reported a COVID-19 outbreak on July 20.
The community workers arrived at Jia's teaching center on Thursday morning and asked him to suspend the teaching, but the teacher resumed teaching in the afternoon after the community workers left, according to the Sunday statement.

 

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Community workers punished for classroom break-in

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