A report of a high school teacher hitting his student 500 times as corporal punishment is alarming many people in Pohang, Korea.

The Pohang Police Department stated on November 22 that they are investigating a case of a 51-year-old high school teacher beating a 17-year-old male student.

According to the police, the male student was beaten by his English teacher about 500 times with a club for failing to do his homework. The teacher is being charged for violating child protection laws.

Using corporal punishment has been banned in Korean schools since 2012.

The child barely able to move then turned round and asked his teacher – sir would you do this to one of your children? The teacher then broke down in tears and let the student hit him back 500 times and quit his job the same day.

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