RYB Education issues update on investigation into 'improper conduct' by staff
RYB Education issued an update following the local police authority's release of a follow-up report on November 28 regarding the investigation of the case initially described in RYB's press releases issued on November 24. According to the Follow-up Report, the police found maltreatment involving a former female teacher's use of sewing needles as a way to "discipline" children during post-lunch naptime at the RYB-operated kindergarten in violation of law. The police reported that no evidence has been found indicating further misconduct and that additional claims had been fabricated. Safety of the students is the highest priority of the Company. RYB is deeply saddened to learn about the latest findings in the Follow-up Report. The Company also understands that there have been additional parent complaints regarding other RYB-branded kindergartens and will continue to cooperate fully with the police and other authorities in this matter. The Company remains steadfast in its commitment to ensuring the well-being of all the students and is in the process of implementing a comprehensive self-inspection across all RYB teaching facilities.