Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Teacher Chokes Girl With Sweater, Drags Her Across Playground

Blog authors note:
Teachers are supposed to be in a tursted position - trusted with our precious children. In this position, they are also mandated reporters - mandated to report to the police/CPS if they suspect a child is being neglected or abused.
The below story calls into question not only the trust we put in teachers handling our children but into any report of suspected abuse or neglect they may report.
If teachers are abusing or neglecting our children, just how trustworthy are their reports to the authorities regarding suspected abuse and neglect?
Also, why aren't our children safe from this kind of maltreatment at school?

October 24th, 2011 - By Brande Victorian

Teachers are getting out of hand these days. In Baton Rouge, a 65-year-old school teacher was arrested for allegedly tying a jacket around a 6-year-old girl’s neck and dragging her across the playground to the office. Bruises on the girl’s neck and right leg, and holes in her uniform seem to corroborate the story. For once, it also appears the police is on the side of the people.

“There is no valid excuse to take such action against a child,” says Police Chief Mike Knaps. “I’m in my 31st year with the police department and I’ve never been witness to anything like this before.”

The mother plans to transfer her daughter to a different school while the teacher is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Sounds like it’s time for her to retire.

Source http://madamenoire.com/80940/baton-rouge-teacher-ties-sweater-around-girls-neck-drags-her-across-playground/

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