Authorities in Hanoi have suspended a private nursery school after a family accused two teachers there of slapping their baby.
The mother of the 16-month-old girl posted a status on Facebook accusing her daughter's teachers of the violent act on May 26.
“My baby was scared. One side of her face was bruised,” the status said.
The family has also filed a complaint to the local government in Ha Dong District.
Two teachers in charge of the class, named Thu and Luong, paid a visit to the family and apologized.
They admitted punishing the girl for eating too slow by beating her. But they refused to take responsibility for the bruises and said she had fallen onto her face at school.
Police are investigating.