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“It’s my fault for not prop­erly ed­u­cat­ing my son.”

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - PULSE -

The fa­ther of an un­ruly boy who van­dal­ized a metro map inside the car­riage of an un­der­ground train has been sub­jected to an undis­closed fine be­cause of the child’s be­hav­ior. The 13-year-old boy was also re­ported to have uri­nated on the floor, and splashed a pot of ink around the car­riage. He later posted pho­tos of the dam­age on his fa­ther’s so­cial web­site ac­count and openly boasted about his ac­tions. The boy’s fa­ther apol­o­gized to the metro au­thor­i­ties for what had hap­pened and ac­cepted the fine which is nor­mally be­tween 50 yuan ($7.58) and 500 yuan.

Il­lus­tra­tions: Chen Xia/GT

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