A female student took her own life after receiving corporal punishment from her teacher.
According to police in Gwangju, the 13-year-old middle school student hanged herself and was found last Thursday in her room by family members.
The unidentified girl was ordered by her teacher to repeatedly crouch down and stand up as punishment because she did not read some assigned books.
Police say the teacher claimed that the level of discipline was far from harsh and there was no corporal punishment harsh enough to drive her into committing suicide.
The article goes on to reference the Gwangju student who killed himself earlier this month after getting hit 110 times across the feet for skipping study hall. But, while I have no doubt that a teacher is willing and able to give out excessive corporal punishment---we've all seen it ourselves---it's probably too hasty to lay the blame solely on the beating, seeing how, well, how regularly people chose suicide.