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Teacher accused of cutting face of girl, 7

A TEACHER has been accused by parents of cutting a first-grade student in the face with scissors, sparking an investigation, but the school's headmaster said yesterday it was an accident.

The seven-year-old student, surnamed Ye at the Liaoyuan Experimental School in Minhang District, was left with a cut on her left cheek of 2 to 3 centimeters long, a local television report showed.

Her parents said they learned about the injury only two days later when their daughter came home from the boarding school last weekend.

Students at the school also have said the math teacher, surnamed Xue, often used scissors to threaten naughty students by cutting their hair, according to the report. The teacher was still working at the school yesterday, the report said.

According to Oriental Morning Post, the school's headmaster, surnamed Liu, said Xue found a student playing with scissors in her math class on November 28 and temporarily confiscated them for safety concerns. Xue then used the scissors as a pointer to teach the class.

The headmaster gave this account: Xue later saw Ye, with her head bent, playing with a pencil sharpener. She walked toward Ye, holding the scissors in her hand. When Ye looked up, the scissors cut Ye's face. But Xue didn't notice. She took Ye's pencil sharpener and continued her class, according to Oriental Morning Post.

But the girl said Xue threw her pencil sharpener to the ground and cut her face with scissors.

A teacher in the next class noticed the girl's injury and took her to the clinic to get first aid.

No one called the parents and Ye's grandfather saw her injury when picking her from school two days later, the family said.

The parents said they complained to the school, but they said nothing was done. They took the case to the media, and the Minhang District Education Bureau officials said they started to look into the incident yesterday.

A school official surnamed Wang said whether the school will punish the teacher depends on the investigation.

Minhang District Education Bureau officials said yesterday that the bureau's legal affairs department staff had gone to the school to investigate.


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