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Carletonville creche teacher arrested after being filmed beating children

The principal of the school says after learning of the abuse over a week ago, she reported the woman to Child Protection Services.

The Ninnies Neuron's Nursery School where a teacher was filmed beating children. Picture: Robinson Nqola/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Carletonville teacher who was captured on video assaulting children at a nursery school has been arrested.

The principal of the school says after learning of the abuse over a week ago, she reported the woman to Child Protection Services.

The teacher was arrested last week Friday.

The crèche says the video was taken a year ago - and yet only went viral on social media on Thursday.

Parents are coming in and fetching their children from Ninnies Neuron's Nursery School after several videos surfaced on social media depicting one of the teachers assaulting children and babies.

The nursery school says it only learned about these incidents just over a week ago.

The principal's lawyer Danie van Zyl says the person who took the video has also been reported.

"We immediately went to the child protection unit and opened a case there. The lady who assaulted the children was immediately arrested."

He claims that she used the video to blackmail the principal into giving her money.

Van Zyl says that woman was dismissed from the same school a while ago on a different charge.

Social Development officials are at the school assessing the facility.

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