Ex-Kinderland teacher in viral videos forcing kids to drink water arrested for ill-treatment of child

A 33-year-old woman was arrested for her suspected involvement in the ill-treatment of a child or young person, said police on Tuesday (Aug 29).

The police received a report on Monday at 1.04pm stating that there were videos circulating online showing a pre-school teacher allegedly abusing young children.

Videos of a teacher at Kinderland’s Woodlands Mart pre-school forcing children to drink water and hitting a child on the buttocks with a book were circulating on social media and messaging platforms.

The teacher has been dismissed, said the Early Childhood Development Agency earlier.

Through follow-up investigations, officers from Jurong Police Division established the identity of the woman and arrested her within six hours of the report.

The woman will be charged in court on Wednesday with the offence of the ill-treatment of a child or young person, which carries an imprisonment term of up to eight years, a fine not exceeding $8,000, or both.