According to the Daily Mail
, the 30 minute CCTV footage was recorded at a kindergarten in the Yingze District of the capital Taiyuan, north Shanxi Province.
According to the Xinhua
news agency, the police have detained the female teacher. She has been placed under a 15-day administrative detention.
The video shows the teacher, Li Zhuquing, slapping a five-year-old girl and other children at the Sky Montessori Kindergarten.
She strikes out at her wards with such force that their heads snap backwards at the impact. The footage shows her slapping a girl in a yellow cap several times.
news agency reports that Mr Han, father of one of the pupils, said he found his daughter's face swollen with bruises on October 15. According to the Daily Mail
, the incident came to light at the school after Mr. Han visited and demanded to see the CCTV tapes. The tapes showed the teacher abusing four pupils, Mr Han's daughter and three other children.
The children angered the teacher because they could not add double-digits correctly. Mr. Han said: "The teacher asked my daughter to add numbers more than ten. My daughter told her that she can't solve it, and then the teacher slapped her."
Mr Han said in shock: "Within a short half-an-hour she slapped my daughter 43 times and kicked her twice." The teacher reportedly slapped the other children 43 times, 27 times and ten times respectively.
Han concluded angrily: "‘She should not be a teacher. She is a monster!"
Han said that was not the first time that his daughter had returned home from school with her face bruised. He said he assumed that she had been injured while playing with her school mates. He said: "The teacher asked my daughter to add numbers more than ten. My daughter told her that she can't solve it, and then the teacher slapped her."
news agency reports the teacher has been questioned and dismissed from the school.
The school which has 43 children was ordered to close down, Xinhua
Authorities in Taiyuan say they have started a one-month inspection of all kindergartens. They have vowed to shut down schools with similar problems.