I saw this video last Saturday night but I was too tired to share it. A teacher was beating a student for being more than twenty minutes late. The clip was taken at Everland during a field trip of 3rd year middle school students from Incheon. The teacher hit the boy on the head and slapped him several times. The boys talking on the video said that the teacher also kicked him on the groin.
Corporal punishment is now illegal in schools in Korea. I guess some old habits are just hard to break. Unlike alcohol addiction that can be treated in alcohol rehab treatment centers, there really is no center for teachers who are used to beating their students. Or is there?