Teacher Suspended After Pouring Pencil Shavings In Student’s Mouth
ARLINGTON (CBS 11 NEWS) - Marquis Jay pulls out a pencil sharpener and shows the amount of shavings inside, “She poured the pencil shavings in my mouth.”
The 8th grader at Boles Jr. High School in Arlington says it was a teacher who poured the pencil shavings in his mouth in January.
“I was sitting in class with my head tilted back and opening my mouth,” says Jay. “Teacher came over and poured the pencil shavings in my mouth.”
The 13-year-old says he immediately spit it out and was taken to the nurse’s office where he washed out his mouth.
His mother Deidre Brown was called and she is still furious.
“I wanted to cry because it was like how could she do that,” says Brown. “What kind of message is it sending to the kids? She is supposed to be the teacher – the adult.”
Marquis says the teacher responsible wasn’t assigned to his class and she had stopped by to help his teacher.
Friday morning, almost a month later, Brown says she was told the teacher was suspended. She says she wanted her fired.
“This incident is unacceptable and was immediately and fully investigated by the AISD when it occurred almost a month ago. The district took appropriate disciplinary action,” says Amy Casas, Director of Communications with Arlington ISD. “The school has been in constant communication with the student’s mother about this incident and other matters. At no time has mom expressed any concerns about the manner in which this situation was handled to the school or the district.”
The family says they are talking now because they want to make sure what happened to Jay doesn’t happen to any other students.
“I don’t even think she should be teaching if she can’t have the patience to not know that’s not something she is not supposed to do,” says Brown.
Marquis says the teacher is back at school and has apologized, “She said sorry for what happened. She wasn’t thinking right.”
...How does a person, just walk up and pour pencil shavings into a child's mouth...
This doesn't make any sense.
it's a fairly common gag played amongst peers ( usually juveniles, or folk behaving like juveniles ), that should one fall asleep, or be otherwise inattentive with their mouth open, then another will drop something foul-tasting into the inattentive party's mouth.
that a teacher was engaging in behavior that would get a student punished is . . . problematic. perhaps said teacher needs to pretend she's a mature adult, rather than behaving like a child.
The student may have been doing a rude gesture for all we know. Like " Come over here and sit on my face" type junk.
The teacher could have come rushing in because of an emergency, like their child had been rushed to the hospital and they wanted to communicate with someone immediately what was going on and that they were leaving.
All I can tell from the words used is it appears it was a one time thing she snapped like this and the student is in trouble for other incidents. Though the Media is next to worthless so even that could be wrong. The quotes point out the student is in trouble for other things but in fancy terms, if the quote is accurate.
The teacher shouldn't of poured pencil shavings in his mout for sleeping, now I realize that class is not a place for snozing but their are other ways to deal with a student who falls a sleep in class.
Dafuq? I would be punching someone's lights out if they did that to me when I put my head back like that in order to breathe a little easier from allergies. Yes, I actually do tilt my head back with my mouth open when my allergies are bad enough to where I can't breath through my nose. cat_sweatdrop