Young Schoolgirl Beaten, Thrown To Her Death By Teacher

A Chinese schoolgirl was beaten with a metal reinforcement bar in front of her class by her history teacher before he threw her out the window of her fourth-story classroom. Her name was Zhang Yaoyin, she was 11-years-old, and she died.

The description of the original video on Youku:

The Education Department gives strict orders forbidding teachers from hitting students. However, on September 20th afternoon, in the #12 Middle School in Yongzhou City of Hunan Province, a very heinous act occurred. A history teacher not only used a metal reinforcement bar [for buildings] to beat a student in the classroom, he also used his bare hands to throw the beaten student off the fourth floor of the school!

The five story tall #12 Middle School in Yongzhou City of Hunan Province, China.

This incident happened in 2006 September 20 and the video was uploaded to Youku two years ago. However, a recent topic on Mop featuring the Youku video brought new attention and new comments.

Here is what happens in the video:

0:54: The girl victim’s clothes stained with blood and covered with flies, some of her teeth that were knocked out, her shoes, and hair.

1:09: The girl victim’s name is revealed as Zhang Yaoyin, 11-years-old, and the male history teacher who killed her is Li Henyi, 28-years-old.

1:32: A classmate of the victim describes what happened (see below).

From QQ Education, “Teacher beats up girl in classroom, then throws her from fourth floor to her death“:

The classroom where 11-year-old Zhang Yaoyin was beaten by her history teacher.

Witness: At the time, the teacher grabbed her hair and slammed it into the desk, about 5-6 times, and then slammed her head into the desk behind her 5-6 times. When she then fell to the floor, the teacher also used his foot to step on her head, about 2-3 times. Then from his pants pocket he took out a metal reinforcement bar this long and used it to hit her.

Reporter: Hit her where?

Witness: Hit her head. There was a lot of blood.

Between the desks of this classroom where 11-year-old Zhang Yaoyin was beaten by her teacher are bloodstains.

Witness: After being beaten, she stopped moving. The teacher picked her up, said he was going to send her to the infirmary, then walked to the window, opened the window, and threw her down.

Reporter: So he threw her out in front of the entire class?

Witness: Yes.

2:12: The classmate says at one point the class leader stood up and begged the teacher to stop hitting.

2:20: A bloodstain that some posters on Mop said looked like a penis.

2:37: Shows trail of blood to the window.

2:46: Bloodstains where the girl hit the ground.

2:58: The victim’s mother explains she did not see and know it was her daughter at first.

The rest of the video explains that the news spread quickly and the local police department promised to make a quick and thorough investigation.

This CCTV video report was posted on the Xinhua news website earlier this year in 2008 May. It may contain more graphic images than the above video.

CCTV news report footage of Zhang Yaoyin's body after being thrown off the fourth floor.

Comments on Mop:

Devil!! If this teacher is not a devil, then he’s possessed by the devil!!!

Dammit, how can there be so many inhuman things?

A life for a life! Investigate? bullshit!

Deviant. Human scum.

Why is there such a beast of a “people’s teacher”? Looking at the flies licking the bloodstains on the victim’s personal effects, I suddenly feel that life is so fragile. The life of the girl who died tragically is freeze-framed in her youth. I hope in the other world, she can have a happy life.

That history teacher must have been Korean,
who while teaching history must have seen the book say that everything was invented by China,
and thinking to himself that clearly everything is actually from Korea, he got too angry.

Today’s hooligans have changed occupations to many different jobs: teacher, professor, expert, doctor, police, manager, congressman.

I am also a teacher but I do not hit students, at most admonishing them to study hard, usually no more than three times, to avoid the student getting annoyed.

Murderers owe their lives…
Hopefully the investigation will not reveal him to be mentally sick.
Otherwise that little girl will have died for nothing.

Too ridiculous.
How could anyone throw someone off a building?
This bastard teacher really should motherfucking die.
Let the hooligan police beat him to death.

The teachers of some places have really bad characters, hitting and scolding students. When I was in primary school in the past, I saw a teacher break a pointer, throw a student’s schoolbag off the second floor for not doing their homework…too violent.

Let us first listen to what the teacher has to say. If there is no problem, immediately hang him outside Shenzhou 7 [the recent Chinese space rocket with the first Chinese spacewalk].

What is going on? Cannot eat in peace, cannot send our kids to school, even the most basic things people need cannot be guaranteed. The things happening in this country are worrisome.

I think China’s laws need to be changed.
The matters that piss the people off, should be given to the people to handle.

Chengdu Newspaper said: His colleague reported that he has had mental problems in the past, and has been arrested and sent to the mental institution by the police before. But Li Hengyi’s middle-school superiors do not admit this.

A history of mental illness? Bullshit…how can someone with mental illness history become a motherfucking teacher…do we send our children to school so they can be abused by mentally sick people?

These teachers have gotten used to hitting students, they no longer have any feeling.
When they are not in a good mood, they start becoming aggravated, this is not something that motherfucking happened by chance.

Not possible, we are now already a harmonious society, this kind of thing could not possibly happen, must be an illusion.

If it was sudden madness, then how do you explain the metal reinforcement bar? Who goes to work with a metal reinforcement bar? Clearly it was planned in advance!!

If this teacher is determined to be mentally sick or schizophrenic and does not get the death penalty, then I know that this world has no justice!!!

A picture of Zhang Yaoyin.

Comments on Youku:

There are too many of this kind of trash teachers in the world. There are only a few teachers who really want to properly educate every student, and not only treat well those students whose parents give the most money or have good grades?!! ~Those whose grades are only average and whose parents do not give money, usually sit in the back row of class. Trash.
Although my middle school teacher broke a student’s hand before, but at least no one died!

Why did not the entire class get up, go all out, and fight the teacher~ 愤怒愤怒愤怒

Schools even accept mentally sick animals now…

When I was small, I was punished by the teacher before. At that time, I was still small, and the teacher was still sacred in my heart. Now if the teacher dares to do anything to me, I will make sure he dies a horrible death.

I really wonder if this “teacher” came from a mental hospital, simply too brutal. The education department really needs to reflect upon their hiring practices. 难过

Faint, there are still these kinds of teachers now? Letting him die would be too nice, let 1.3 billion people each step on him twice every day!

If this kind of teacher is not executed, I swear I will never watch China news ever again. 愤怒

When we are criticizing teachers, has anyone noticed what our children have become? I can only say when the entire society is bad, the responsibility rests on the whole society.

The teacher is also a person, he also has limits to his patience.
Always saying the teacher is bad,
Are the students completely innocent?
Why was only she thrown out? Why was no one else thrown off the building?

School administrator initially insisted that the teacher, Li Hengyi, had no prior mental illness history.

In later reports, the teacher explained what happened: The schoolgirl was picking her fingernails in class and when something from her fingernails flew and hit the teacher, the teacher hit her. However, when the girl responded by calling him crazy, he lost control.

The victim's mother holds a picture of her daughter and cries.

There teacher also admitted that he had mental problems before. A few years before, police arrested him after he was seen holding cooking knives in both hands screaming that he wanted to murder. The police then sent him to a mental hospital. However, after coming out, the school let him continue teaching.

There were other incidences of him hitting students for questionable reasons. Despite these, the school principal still denied knowing that Li Hengyi had mental problems or that there were no complaints/reports.

Zhang Yaoyin’s mother:

I had prepared a meal waiting for her to come home to eat, but now she is in a coffin, and can never come home again.

The school paid the girl’s family 200,000 RMB.


Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.


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