A 15-year-old vocational school student in Xuzhou City, Jiangsu Province, was expelled for a kiss in class, the South China Morning Post reported.
He was caught by a surveillance camera kissing his girlfriend in a classroom at the Jiangsu Xuzhou Higher Vocational School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering in last November and dismissed for "serious violation of core discipline". His girlfriend was not expelled.
At least three students were expelled last year for love affairs, the report said.
Professor Zhang Houcan from Beijing Normal University's school of psychology said that such harsh punishment of young people could cause lifelong mental damage.
(China.org.cn March 28, 2012)