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VIDEO OF ITALIAN TUTOR SLAPPING STUDENT OVER MASK GOES VIRAL

A video of a teacher slapping a student who allegedly refused to wear a mask in class has gone viral in Italy.

The incident happened at an artistic high school at Teggiano near Salerno, the Italian news agency ANSA reported, but the video was shared nationwide.


"You're in the wrong, and I'm in the wrong too," the teacher is heard to say before striking the 15-year-old boy. The teacher has not been reported but police have examined the video, judicial sources said. The slap was filmed by another student on his smartphone.


The teacher pulled and shoved the pupil after slapping him, pulling his hair, the video showed. The boy did not suffer serious injuries but the school staff and the student body condemned the teacher.


Police said the teacher could be placed under investigation for abuse of means of correction.




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