A 47-year-old high school Physics teacher has been fired after a video of him kissing one of his female students 30 years younger than him went viral on Chinese social media.
The man, only identified by his surname Jia, from Luonan County in northwestern China’s Shaanxi Province, was supposed to upload their clip together on social media platform QQ as a private video, but was posted publicly.
The incident took place in Jia’s rented home on March 11, according to The Paper, as translated by Shanghaiist. He began tutoring the student in November 2017, charging her 100 yuan ($15.81).
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In the video, the teenager can be seen sitting on the man’s lap. Authorities confirmed that she is the one recording the video. Jia then plants a kiss on her cheek, which eventually led to a makeout session.
“Police have investigated and found the student consented [in kissing him]. She took the video and the teacher uploaded it to QQ,” the principal of Luonan High School, where Jia worked for as a full-time physics teacher, told Beijing News, according to South China Morning Post.
The principal further noted that the police did not find any evidence that the two of them were in a sexual relationship.
After the investigation, Jia was immediately fired from the school. Officials also expelled the teacher from the school’s Communist Party branch, and they have applied to revoke his teacher’s qualification from the local education bureau.
Officials also asked the man to return the money that the woman’s family gave him for tuition fees, which amounted to 2,000 yuan ($316).
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