Authorities in the northern province of Lang Son have fired a teacher at a public nursery and censured another for locking a two-year-old boy out of the classroom which resulted in him eating from a trash can.
Hoang Thanh Tam lost her job while Hoang Thi Thuy received a written rebuke, a commune official told the media Thursday.
A video that went viral more than a month ago shows the women pushing the boy out the backdoor to punish him for not taking a nap.
The boy keeps crying and screaming outside before picking something out of a trash can and putting in his mouth around noon. A teacher then opens the door and threatens to drop him into a pool if he does not stop crying.
Soon after the video was released, the school claimed the boy was the son of one of the teachers.
But Nguyen Thi Nga, a local woman, told the media that the child was hers.
She said the two teachers came to her home and apologized.