A woman working in a preschool was caught washing dishes in a urinal on China's version of TikTok and people online are freaking out
- A worker at a preschool was caught washing dishes in a urinal.
- Chinese users were outraged and concerned about the safety of students at the school.
A woman working at a preschool was caught washing dishes in a urinal trough on China's version of TikTok and people online are freaking out.
In the video posted on Douyin on June 7, a woman was shown washing metal plates in a urinal. The incident occurred at Sunshine Kindergarten in Jiangxi province in southeastern China, according to the South China Morning Post, citing state-owned newspaper The Paper.
The woman, who was identified as a staff member at the preschool, was shown squatting down and using a hose to rinse plates in the urinal. The preschool was shut down after authorities launched an investigation on the staff member and the school's managers, per SCMP, citing a statement released by authorities.
On Douyin, Chinese users were outraged at the lack of hygiene at the school.
"It's done on purpose! This one has been exposed, but there are dirtier and more terrifying ones that haven't been shown," one user commented.
"How can there be such a heartless person? Is there no one in the school? How could she be allowed to do this?" another user asked.
One user called for authorities to punish the preschool's employees, writing: "A school like this should be immediately disbanded, and the school leaders and staff directly involved sentenced to more than 20 years. It's so disgusting."
China's Food Safety Law requires "food operators" to "store food according to the food safety requirements, check food inventory regularly, and promptly clear up food that has deteriorated or exceeded its shelf life." The law does not state any restrictions on where dishes can be washed.
It's not the first time workers at Chinese schools have flouted the rules regarding the health of young children.
In 2018, a preschool in Anhui province in eastern China served rotten sausages to children, per the state-owned news site China Daily. And just a year later, a high school in Chengdu in southwestern China was found to have kept moldy bread and rotting meat in its canteen for years, per the BBC.
China's Ministry of Education did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
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