A video doing the rounds on the internet shows a harsher punishment to Chinese schoolchildren caught using their mobile phones in the class. In it, a handful of schoolchildren are seen taking it in turns dropping their mobile phones into a bucket of water, surely damaging them beyond repair.
However, an incident that occurred at Xinshoa No. 2 Middle School in China makes the most brutal or embarrassing school punishments pale into insignificance. Investigations into the events that unfolded at this school in September 2018 continue.
The 16-year-old boy involved in the unfortunate circumstances is known only as Zhang. Little has been revealed about his family or upbringing, even though international media covered the events that followed a punishment issued to him at school.