Some Russian news reports said the 5-year-old boy was originally from Dagestan, a predominantly Muslim Russian republic whose people have encountered animosity in Russia. According to Russian news agencies on Thursday, Krasnodar's education department director Alexei Nekrasov said the teacher will be fired "on the next working day." The incident reportedly occurred on Tuesday. The following three days have been holidays so the teacher is presumably to be fired on Monday when schools reopen.
Anna Kuznetsova, the Kremlin's children's right ombudswoman, said police are investigating,