Punishments are necessarily an act so that so that mistakes aren't repeated by children.
Children are innocent and should be dealt with love. However, if they commit mistakes, some light punishments can be given to them so that they know that they did something wrong. But, a limit needs to be set to the extent of cruelty levied in a punishment.
Well, some teachers just took it too far, and then faced the dire consequences.
Here are some instances where the punishments were not just that, but acts of molestation.
A pre-kindergarten teacher from Houston, Texas, lost her job for using the janitor's closet to punish children. 4-year-olds were let inside the closet and the door was held shut. The children were told that a monster that lives inside would eat them.
TBH I got some chills with this one, too!
A 9-year-old Autistic student was stuffed into a duffle bag, as a punishment for misbehaving in the class. The drawstring was pulled tight. When his mother, Sandra Baker, came to school to pick him up, she was baffled to see her child inside a duffle bag. Sandra had then filed a complaint to the district that led to an investigation.
When a first year principal caught two students fighting, he decided to cross the line. He made them sit with their hands held together, in the middle of the quad. Students then started insulting the two, throwing homophobic insults at them. This incident caused an outburst in the social media, with people demanding the resignation of the principal.
When a 6-year-old boy in Marshall, Texas was bruised on his bottom, her mother was appalled! She found out that he was paddled thrice at his school.
God give them some sense!
In 2008 in an elementary school in New Jersey, the Vice Principal Theresa Brown got infuriated after a student spilled a water jug on the cafeteria floor. She compelled 15-16 fifth grade students to eat their lunch off the floor for ten days! The parents of 7 of the students sued the school and got a settlement of $500,00.
In 2009, when 7-year-old Lamya Cammon wouldn't stop playing with her braids, the teacher decided to do the horrible. Lamya was called to the front of the class, and one of her braids was cut with a pair of scissors. The teacher ended up getting suspended without getting the pay.
A 5-year-old was brought home from school by a police, only because he had the wrong color of shoes. His family couldn't buy him a pair of black shoes, and so his mother just colored up a pair of red and white shoes, to black. And, this incident was worthy of calling the cops!
In 2003 a 13-year-old, Savana Redding, was accused by another student of carrying prescription strength ibuprofen, which was the equivalent of 2 advils. The school officials weren't satisfied after searching her backpack. They then sent her to the nurse's office and carried out a strip search on the little girl. The case was taken to the court by her parents. Whoa, the level of insensitivity!
A fourth-grade teacher found herself in much trouble after she allowed some students to write on the faces of the students who had failed to meet their reading goals. She actually gave them another alternate option, to miss the recess, but, well, 6 out of 9 students didn't want that.
In 2012, an 11th-grade student, Diane Tran, was an honors student, going to school full time, apart from working at 2 jobs to support her siblings. Diane's busy schedule led her to miss 11 days of school in 6 months. The Texas state law only gives 10 unexcused holidays in a span of 6 months. The last of her absences caused her to spend 24 hours in jail, and get charged for her misdemeanor. A judge soon dropped the charges.
In 2012, a 12-year-old, Patrick Gonzalez was suspended for his haircut, which showed a portrait of NBA player Matt Bonner on the back of his head. He was suspended until he had his head shaved, on the reasons that the haircut was a distraction. When the Spurs heard about the incident, they gave Patrick free tickets to the playoffs.
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