A young boy was left with a fractured skull after being physically thrown out of a nursery classroom on June 13, a Kyoto city official said Thursday.

A female employee threw the boy and two other 5-year-olds into the yard because they had been fooling around during gym class at the Kasuganoen nursery school in Kyoto, said Junko Ueda, an official with the city's day care division. The nursery is privately run but has public accreditation.

It took the staff three hours to get the injured boy to the hospital.