Yothinburana School is a public/government funded secondary school located in Dusit, Bangkok. It has approximately 4000 students.
In 2008 the school was involved in the widely reported caning controversy involving Suwatanna Permpool who caned several pupils including one girl 18 times resulting in her hospitalization.
The school has repeatedly tried to claim it has an agreement with parents and pupils allowing it to cane students, despite being told by the Ministry of Education that such agreements are unlawful.
It refused to dismiss Ms Permpool who is still wkring at the school almost three years later in 2011 despite repeated calls for her arrest and trial for assaults she readily admits.
In January 2011 the school claims it no longer canes students but several parents have stated to the Thai media that it still continues and that they support it.