Hat/Tip Independent Journal Review.
We send our children to school in order that they get an education. We also have the expectation that our schools will keep our children safe while they are in their care. However, that was not the case with one little 6 year old boy whose only crime was going to the bathroom.
Okay, so here’s the scenario: A teacher comes across a kindergartner leaving the bathroom. She grabs the 6-year-old boy by his face and pins him against the wall in an apparent fit of anger. But she doesn’t stop there. She then picks up the little guy by his shirt, as his head flops back. The whole thing is caught by surveillance video.
The teacher’s punishment? A 10-day suspension without pay.
See for yourself if you think this teacher’s actions warrant a 10 day suspension.
Yeah, the parents didn’t think this teacher’s actions were grounds for anything other than dismissal.
Anthony and Autumn Nelson are still stunned by what happened to their 6-year-old son Ian last Wednesday. Mr. Nelson told CNN:
‘We thought it was just a little incident that happened, and that’s what the school made it out to sound like. And then all of a sudden we get this video today and this is just outrageous.”
The Nelsons say Ian had a bruise to the back of his head.
A letter Tuesday from Riverdale Superintendent Eric Hoffman informed teacher Barb Williams that she is suspended for ten days without pay for her “repeated use of physical force [that] was completely unwarranted and unprofessional.”
The parents plan on taking this tape to their county Sherff’s office so they can press charges.
Normally I’m not a litigious person, but in this case, I hope these parents get a nice fat settlement from this school system. Maybe then they will learn to hire teachers that don’t abuse the children in their custody.
The Nelsons want Williams fired. They say they plan to take the video to the county sheriff’s office and pursue criminal charges.
One can only wonder what would happen to this little boy’s parents if they were caught abusing him this way.