In China, an incident occurred in which an elementary school student called his teacher stupid, and as punishment, was told to write an apology letter in the local newspaper. According to a local Chinese newspaper called the Dae-Ryun Manbo, this student called one of his teachers ‘stupid’ while chattering with his friends. Unfortunately, the teacher overheard the student and demanded that the student write a letter of apology in the newspaper. The parents of the student felt that the teacher did not need to take the incident so seriously. It was a simple joke by a naïve child, so they instead suggested that their child apologize in front of all of the students of the school. Anybody could see that the student had only joked around for fun.
However, their offer was rejected. The parents of the student feared that their child would receive discrimination from the teacher or have to go through some form of unfair treatment, and eventually decided to write a letter of apology in the newspaper. Upon hearing this news, the Education Department went under investigation and demanded that the principal apologize to the parents, and that a reduction in pay take place regarding some school staff members. The department also proposed that the contract of the teacher who overreacted, be cancelled. < 저작권자 © 중앙헤럴드 무단전재 및 재배포금지 >