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Nun charged over blackboard duster 'assault'

A Filipino nun has been charged with assault after throwing a blackboard duster at one of her pupils.

Sr Teresita Yah, teaching in Las Pinas City, threw the duster at 11-year-old John Datario for talking in class. It hit him in the face, cutting him and giving him a black eye.

He later lost consciousness at home, according to his family.

Sr Yah, is charged with inflicting physical injuries and violation of the Child Abuse Law.

The family of the boy complained to police after the incident at the Mary Immaculate Parish Special School. Police said the whole class panicked when Datario started to bleed in the head, reports said.