A kindergarten teacher in the Rostov region was fired for mental abuse of children after she explained to them the essence of the phrase “impale” from the fairy tale “The Little Humpbacked Horse”. This was reported by the 1rnd.ru edition with reference to the press service of the court.
The court found that on February 22, pupils of the correctional group of the Taganrog kindergarten 43 read the fairy tale "The Little Humpbacked Horse", and one of the children asked what the expression "to impale" meant. According to the court ruling, the teacher replied: "The man was put on a stake, the stake passed through the man's body, and then the man died."
Upon learning of this, the parents demanded to punish the teacher for mental abuse. According to the materials of the case, upon learning about the method of execution, one of the children began to suffer from mood swings, tantrums, obsessive fear of death and anxiety, and also refused to go to kindergarten.
The teacher was fired, she tried to challenge this decision in court. The woman did not deny that she answered the question about the stake, but claimed that she did it without malicious intent. According to her, the tale was studied in accordance with the curriculum. She also insisted that the children were not interviewed during the official check, and linked her dismissal to a prejudiced attitude. The Taganrog City Court recognized the dismissal as legal, and the Rostov Regional Court called this decision lawful.
The appellate ruling says that pedagogical workers are "charged with increased requirements in terms of compliance with moral and ethical requirements both at home and at work." The panel of judges came to the conclusion that the actions of the teacher violated the norms of morality and ethics accepted in society, and also did not meet the moral and ethical requirements for a teacher.
Earlier in Astrakhan, the Sovetsky District Court sentenced each of the spouses who owned a private kindergarten, in which the children were tied with diapers, to four years in prison. During the day, the workers tied the children hand and foot with diapers, "realizing that they cannot fulfill their obligations under the contract, since the young inmates require constant supervision and care." Thus, children were deprived of free movement.