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A Chinese kindergarten run by a US-listed group is under investigation after claims of sexual molestation and needle marks on children. Parents say their children were stripped naked, given unknown “white pills” and “brown syrup”.
The scandal broke out at the nursery in Beijing’s eastern suburb of Guanzhuang. The incidents were reported in two groups; each had some 25 children aged from 2 to 6. The kindergarten is run by RYB Education Institution, which is currently listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Several parents found needle marks on her children’s bodies, Caixin media group, which initially reported the story, said on Thursday.
Medical examination of eight children confirmed that the injuries were indeed caused by needles, Guanzhuang police later said.
Apart from needles, children were given “white tablets and a brown syrup,” a group of parents who staged a protest outside the nursery, told Caixin, adding that they had no idea what these substances were. “Disobedient students were also forced to stand naked or were locked up in a dark room at the kindergarten,” one parent said.
One father claimed that “his child said had taken two white pills after lunch, and slept after eating the pills,” CCTV reported.
Chinese media reported saying that there were incidents when a naked adult male conducted “medical check-ups” on unclothed children….
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Mr. Joel A. Getz serves as the Senior Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations at the Yale School of Management. From 1990 to 1997, Mr. Getz was the Co-founder and President of Rim Pacific, a manufacturing and distribution firm focusing on art reproductions. Mr. Getz served as a Director of Development for the William J. Clinton Foundation in New York and was President of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. He has been an Independent Director of RYB …