A Texas Kindergarten teacher actually had over 20 students HIT a six year old boy.
I read this story online yesterday and as the mother of a five year old boy entering Kindergarten this fall, I can’t not comment on it.
I hate bullies, they drive kids to kill themselves and to suffer horribly, but I don’t care WHAT this kid did.
How stupid did this teacher have to be to think this course of action was OK?
Teaching kids to hit, teaching violence, traumatizing the child and ALL of the children involved, it is shocking to me.
I love teachers, I began this morning giving small gifts (Sephora gift cards) to Bex’s six Pre-K teachers who love him and have taught him so much. We’ll never forget the teachers of his two years of Pre-school in his scoliosis cast last year and brace this year.
He needed special help going to the potty both years and they all went above and beyond and made our lives and his childhood better and happier. Good teachers are worth more than we could ever repay them, this we know for sure.
This moron who arranged this violent slugfest in the classroom is suspended on paid leave and is essentially fired- she won’t be coming back next year. Thank God!
Apparently a younger/less experienced teacher asked for this teacher’s help on dealing with the bully and the more experienced teacher took this action on her own. The newer teacher is also suspended on paid leave but will be able to come back next year.
Looking at how small and sweet my boy and his classmates are right now, this is beyond fathomable to me. I simply don’t know how a child would recover from it emotionally, the terror of trusting his teachers again. The trust is broken.
The police report says the teacher chose to show the child “why bullying is bad” by instructing his friends to “Hit him!” and “Hit him harder!” It also states that the second teacher intervened only after one of the children hit the boy hard on his upper back.
The mother added and the police report confirmed that some of the boy’s classroom friends told him they didn’t want to hit the boy but did so because they were afraid not to.
I hope they made that teacher personally apologize to those students and their parents, explaining to the kids that what she did was very very wrong (if not EVIL). Amends need to be made here to their little hearts and minds.