A fight involving four schoolkids in a classroom was broken up when their teacher took his belt off and began hitting the students with it.
The incident was captured on video, which was posted on Live Leak on Friday. It was recorded in an unidentified American classroom.
In the clip, students can be heard screaming as their teacher whips them several times with his belt.
The footage shows overturned chairs and tables, as what seem to be middle-school aged children shriek in fear and laugh nervously as they run away from the belt-wielding teacher and scatter around the room.
One girl looks terrified as she glances into the unidentified student’s phone camera. Meanwhile, having given a few of the students a beating in attempt to break up the fight, the teacher screams:
Clean up this room.
Huddled in the corners around the room, the children are captured staring blankly at their teacher.
1. This teacher uses a belt to stop four boys from fighting in the middle of a classroom.
2. The boys scatter and scream as their teacher whips them with his belt several times.
It is unknown where the video was filmed but as the students are wearing uniforms, the incident likely occurred at a private, military, or a religious school.
Corporal punishment is currently banned in 31 states, however it is still allowed in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wyoming, according to The Washington Post.
According to the Children’s Defense Fund, in 2014 838 children were hit on average each day in schools.
3. This student runs away from her belt-wielding teacher in fear, as other students do the same.
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