Date
24 March 2017
Leung Pui-ki (inset) a former teacher at Po Leung Kuk Law’s Foundation School in Yuen Long, has been convicted of assault for spraying alcohol at her students' faces. Photos: Apple Daily, Google Maps
Leung Pui-ki (inset) a former teacher at Po Leung Kuk Law’s Foundation School in Yuen Long, has been convicted of assault for spraying alcohol at her students' faces. Photos: Apple Daily, Google Maps

Teacher who sprayed alcohol at pupils’ faces guilty of assault

A teacher has been convicted of assault for spraying her students in the face with alcohol-based antiseptic solution at a primary school for mentally challenged children, Apple Daily reported Thursday.

Leung Pui-ki, 47, who taught at Po Leung Kuk Law’s Foundation School in Yuen Long, which caters for pupils who are severely mentally handicapped, will be sentenced Jan. 8 on 11 counts. 

She was denied bail in Tuen Mun Magistrate’s Court.

Leung was caught on video spraying alcohol-based sanitizer in the face of seven children aged between six and seven years old in a classroom during the 2013-2014 school year.

In one video clip, she shouted at a student, “You look ugly crying!” and “Let me sterilize the moisture in the air” while spraying the liquid twice on the crying student.

Magistrate Winnie Lau Yee-wan said the students were very frightened by Leung’s actions.

The mother of one of the students said she is satisfied with the ruling, which she believes can have a deterrent effect on those who have ill intentions.

Po Leung Kuk said in a statement that it believes this was an isolated case.

It said closed-circuit cameras have been set up in classrooms at the school to enhance security and said it is reviewing its system for complaints.

Leung is no longer at the school.

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