South African authorities shut down a nursery school on Thursday (April 4) after a video of a school teacher beating little children went viral.

The 40-year-old teacher has since been arrested after three disturbing videos of her repeatedly beating children surfaced online causing uproar from the public.

On one of the clips, the teacher was seen hitting a girl on the head and slapping her bum whilst forcing her to clean her own vomit. Another clip shows the angry teacher shoving a little girl down on a mat and forcing her to sleep. Yet another shows the teacher beat a boy on the head, then grabbing him and throwing him to the ground.

According to Eyewitness news, the person filming the video has also been reported to child protection services.