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‘Her brain is almost coming out’: girl’s skull shattered by teacher with metal ruler

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‘Her brain is almost coming out’: China girl, 9, has skull shattered by teacher with metal ruler needing 5-hour emergency surgery

Girl undergoes emergency surgery to remove bone fragments after teacher allegedly cracks her skull with metal triangular scale rulerSchool doctor initially diagnoses injury as minor, suggests stitches until family intervenes and hospital tests reveal extent of skull damageTrending in ChinaLiya Suin ShanghaiPublished: 6:00pm, 14 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

A nine-year-old girl in China has received emergency treatment for a shattered skull after a teacher allegedly beat her on the head with a metal ruler, outraging mainland social media.

A teacher, named Song Mouming, employed at the Bocai Meixihu Primary School in Hunan province, central China, has been arrested by local police, Jiupai News reported.

The incident occurred at 4pm on September 6 during an extracurricular school activity when Song allegedly used a metal triangular scale ruler to hit the girl on her head, leaving a 5cm deep wound that fractured her skull. A motive for the alleged attack has not been revealed.

After the alleged assault, Song took the girl to the school doctor, who diagnosed her injury as a minor wound and said only stitches were needed.

The school then sent the girl to a nearby hospital, but the doctors there did not provide emergency treatment immediately, saying they needed family approval. It was only at this point that the school finally notified the girl’s parents.

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