Police in China are investigating an elite Beijing nursery school after parents alleged that the school was giving their children drugs and sexually abusing them.
New York Post reports that staff members and teachers at a nursery school operated by RYB Education Inc., are accused of abusing numerous kids at the school after they were “reportedly sexually molested, pierced by needles and given unidentified pills.”
Parents and caregivers gathered outside the school Thursday and demanded answers after their children all gave exact versions of being fed pills and made to stand naked in class as punishment.
The alleged incidents took place in at least two classes with children who ranged in ages from two to six. Some of the children told their parents that a “naked man” conducted medical checkups on them while they stood nude themselves. Another child told his father he was given a white pill to go to sleep, the BBC reports.
“Disobedient students were also forced to stand naked or were locked up in a dark room at the kindergarten,” one parent told news outlet, Caixin Global.
Authorities seized surveillance footage from the school and so far, three teachers have been suspended amid the investigation. The Beijing Municipal Commission of Education is also conducting a “comprehensive security check” in all nursery schools in Beijing.
Meanwhile, RYB Education released its own statement after incidents of abuse surfaced.
“We deeply apologize for this matter which has brought severe disquiet to parents and society! “If any wrongdoing is found, we will not shake off the responsibility. And we have also reported to the police some false accusations against us.”
This isn’t the first time teachers with RYB Education have been accused of abuse. Last year, four teachers were arrested after reports surfaced that they gave injections to children, with one child having more than 50 needle marks.
The investigation is still ongoing. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
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