A pre-school teacher in China is facing dismissal from her job after sharing online hundreds of photographs, including the one in which she is seen lifting a kid with ears in the classroom.
The picture shows 20-year-old Yan Yanhong smiling as she hauls the screaming child several inches off the ground at the school, located in Wenling city, The Sun reported.
Parents in China's Zhejiang province complained to the local education department after the cruel image was posted on social networking site Weibo.
The photograph was just one of over 700 images Yanhong posted online, apparently taken by another teacher.
Other horrifying pictures showed little students with their mouths taped and hands stuck to the desk to ensure they sit properly.
In one of the pictures, a child can be seen forced into a bin, with his back awkwardly arched over its side. Another photo shows a child covered with a bin.
On being confronted by local media, Yanhong said she and the students "were just having fun".
"The kindergarten has been instructed to dismiss the teacher, Yan, and report the matter to local public security," said a local daily.
Officials investigating the case found Yanhong was ineligible for the job but had been hired due to teachers' shortage.