A number of parents had their worst nightmares confirmed after a Canadian English teacher was filmed abusing children at a daycare in Japan. One concerned coworker decided to take matters into their own hands and began secretly filming the Canadian. The teacher eventually had to face the consequences and he was fired.\nWarning: This article contains graphic content that might not be suitable for some readers. This article includes violent video and excessive violence.\nDarrell Norris worked alongside a Canadian English teacher from March 20, 2018, to March 20, 2019. Both of them were hired to teach English to pre-school aged kids at Little GEMS International School in Kitakyushu, Japan. According to Norris, the teacher had been instructing at the school for at least five years prior to them working together.\nNorris first noticed the Canadian teachers “rough” behaviour towards the children early on. Norris told CTV that he had low patience with the kids and would “grab them and slam them down.”\nAfter witnessing the child abuse one too many times, Norris decided to tell a fellow Japanese teacher. She replied that she would “keep an eye on it.”\nMonths went by and Norris still saw the physical assaults happening; this time on a daily basis. This is when Norris began filming the teacher's actions using a spy cam attached to a pen.\nIn an attempt to raise awareness, Norris posted the video on Facebook recently on May 12, 2019. The video quickly went viral and now has over 700 shares.\nIn the video, you can see the teacher reading a book to a group of kids. Only a few seconds into the video, the teacher hits a pre-school aged child on the lower half of his body. After hitting him, you can see the teacher lift up the child with force to sit him on the ground.\n日本語が下にあります。 This is my secret, and why I was on the news—because for 1 year I witnessed 1 teacher hit, drag, kick, pinch, scratch, throw, gag, humiliate, and terrify kindergarten kids out of anger and frustration in the school where I worked, and a lot of it happened in front of the boss. When I first started working there and saw this, I couldn’t believe it. I thought that this was a part of Japanese culture. But after talking to other teachers, parents, friends, and even strangers in public, I realized these kinds of things weren’t normal. So I decided to do something. I secretly video recorded all the times I had with this teacher and what he did with my little James Bond spy pen camera. When I left Japan, I gave it to a news agency. They took it to city hall. City Hall hasn’t reported anything yet, even though they saw the video and investigated. The news agency cannot release any of the videos I took on the news or the story until another witness comes forward, either another person at the school, or a parent who has called the school reporting violence done to their child, and there were a few in the year I worked there. Although I cannot legally say where I worked, say the name of the teacher, or show any recognizable faces of kids or people without permission, I do hope that word gets to the parents whose children go to this school. They have a right to know these kinds of things happened and are still happening to their children.\n\nこれが私の秘密です、そしてなぜ私がニュースに載ったのか – 私が一年間、働いた幼稚園で、1人の先生が怒りと欲求不満から何人もの園児を殴り、引きずり、蹴り、つまみ、引っ掻き、投げつけ、猿ぐつわをし、屈辱的な行動をしました。そしてそれらの多くは園長の前で起こりました。私が最初にそこで働き始めてこれを見たとき、私はそれを信じることができませんでした。これは日本の文化の一部だと思いました。しかし、他の先生、両親、友人、そして公の場で見知らぬ人と話した後、私はこのようなことが普通ではないことに気づきました。そこで私は何かをすることにしました。私は、小さいジェームズボンドのスパイペンカメラで、こっそりと、この先生がしたことをビデオ撮影しました。私が日本を去るとき、私はそれをテレビ局に渡しました。彼らはそれを市役所に持っていきました。そして、市役所はビデオを見て調査したにもかかわらず、まだ何も報告していません。他の目撃者、学校の他の人物、もしくは子供への暴力を学校に通報した親のいずれかが現れるまで、テレビ局は私が撮影したビデオを公開することはできません。私が働いた場所を言うこと、先生の名前を言うこと、または許可なく子供や人々の顔を示すことは違法となるためできません。私はこのことが、この幼稚園に行く子供の両親に届くことを願っています。彼らは、彼らの子供たちにいまだに起こっていることを知る権利を持っています。Posted by ABCDee Teacher on Sunday, May 12, 2019\nThe boy begins to cry and the teacher yells “why did you do that?” He then asks another boy if he was okay as the child that was abused was allegedly tugging on his shirt.\nThe video is accompanied with a caption about what Norris encountered:\n"1 year I witnessed 1 teacher hit, drag, kick, pinch, scratch, throw, gag, humiliate, and terrify kindergarten kids out of anger and frustration in the school where I worked, and a lot of it happened in front of the boss," wrote Norris.\n"When I first started working there and saw this, I couldn’t believe it. I thought that this was a part of Japanese culture. But after talking to other teachers, parents, friends, and even strangers in public, I realized these kinds of things weren’t normal".\nWhile this video is going viral and circulating around many Japanese media outlets, it is not the only video in existence. A longer compilation of incidents was also posted by the New York Post.\nIn this one minute and 16-second video, you can see the teacher's face. It shows the teacher throwing toys and other things at kids, slapping them, picking them up forcibly, and threatening to put them “in the box.”\nYou can watch that video here.\nAccording to Japan Today, the teacher, believed to be in his 40’s, was suspended as of May 14, 2019. CTV reports that Little Gems International School in Kitakyushu will permanently close on July 20, once classes are finished for the year.