There is a shocking case out of India, where Shanno Khan, 11, was punished by her teacher who forced her to stand in hot sun for two hours as she begged for water. She collapsed in a coma and later died at the hospital.
The teacher denies the allegation that she was being punished and blamed her epilepsy. Yet, the incident has struck a cord in India where a recent report found that teachers used corporal punishment on 65% of the students.
The teacher was allegedly upset because she had not learned her alphabet properly and her sisters say that the last thing she said was “I never want to go to school again.”
While we occasionally have such heat related deaths in the United States, the incidence of brutal punishment of children in school is a global problem.
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