A nursery school pupil suffocated to death after her teacher allegedly taped her mouth shut because she was talking too much during morning exercise.

Little Guo Jintong was pronounced dead by paramedics who arrived about 30 minutes after she had already been reported unconscious. A witness said she was “too chatty” as her class did stretches and aerobic exercises in the morning, so her teacher allegedly sealed her mouth shut. She claimed tape and possibly even glue was used to seal her shut and she was “smothered” to death in a few short minutes.

Realising the girl appeared “abnormal”, her teacher bought her to the school nurse who called an ambulance. The child was taken to hospital , but doctors said they were “unable to bring her back”. The nursery school has yet to release a statement about the incident, but government officials have confirmed the case and said they are investigating with local police .

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