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Teacher Charged With Beating Students With Laptop Cable

A school teacher from the town of Nyurba in the Sakha republic  has been charged with battery for beating 19 children with a laptop cable.

The female teacher reportedly used a laptop cable to strike 14 boys and five girls two to ten times each on the buttocks, the district prosecutor said, Interfax reported.

The children were forced to undergo the woman's beatings after they stole back their laptop chargers, which had been confiscated so that they would go to sleep, the results of an inquiry into the incident said.

If found guilty, the teacher could receive a three-month prison sentence.

The district prosecutor has also filed claims against the teacher's employer seeking compensation for moral damages.

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