>> Angry and heartbroken parents search for answers outside a kindergarten in Beijing. Police are investigating allegations of horrific abuse that went on inside. The youngest victims only three years old. Parents are accusing teachers and staff at RYB kindergarten, which is run by a NASDAQ listed company of sexually abusing their children, making them stand naked as punishment, stabbing them with needles while making them swallow suspicious white pills.
Reuters' Phillip Wayne visited the kindergarten to learn more.>> The reason this case has resonated so widely apart from the shocking nature of the allegations is that cases of child abuse at kindergartens and early education centers are quite common in China. And it have reached at sort of tipping point, a bit of a critical mess, where parents are outraged at the frequency of such event.
>> Only earlier this month a video emerged online reportedly showing teachers force feeding and physically abusing infants at a day care in Shanghai. Chinese citizens are venting their anger online and what they see as a dangerous trend. One blogger writing, I just picked my child at from there kindergarten.
How do I know it's not just another RYB? I'm in deep despair. The government is launching an investigation into why cases of abuse keep cropping up in kindergartens. In the meantime, law enforcement is throwing resources at the latest scandal.>> Police say they're investigating. They have obtained surveillance footage from the kindergarten in question.
They're also interviewing teachers and staff at the school. They have been suspended, and are being kept away from the children. So police are launching a thorough investigation.>> RYB Education runs a network of early learning centers across the country. The company has issued a statement saying, it´s taking the case seriously, and it´s cooperating with authorities