Students have meals in the open air even in winter time.
Some of the students are even under ten years old.
A double-deck truck is a place both for students to study and to sleep.
A 13-year-old boy from Beijing jumped off the second floor of his dormitory and survived at a Chongqing-based private boot camp after allegedly being abused by the drill sergeants, local newspapers reported.
Weeks later, the trauma still stings for his mother, even after she brought her son back home.
By Jiang Xubo
Xiaozhi (pseudonym) allegedly jumped and fell to the lobby on April 27, after taking four grams of the chemical “purple salt” a crystalline compound used as an oxidizing agent and disinfectant that is not to be taken orally. It was almost two months after Feng Qiuju, his mother, had sent him to the Dadongfang Drill School, because of the boy’s Internet addiction.“I wasn’t sure if the drug could alleviate the pain in my back and waistThe worst case scenario was that I could at least see my parents if I made it to the hospital,” Xiaozhi said.
The mother got a call from the camp that morning and was told that her son had fallen and hurt himself. She took a plane and arrived several hours after the accident and found her son at Southwest Hospital, where the doctors found his esophagus burnt by the chemical and his right arm broken. There were also cuts on his upper lip and jaw.
To the mother’s urprise, she also found old scars on her son’s legs, waist, chest and shoulders, with one on the right arm as long as several centimeters. The shock of these additional marks prompted he to call the local police.