An enraged mother of a fourth-grade student in Las Vegas is demanding that a substitute teacher be fired after she allegedly yanked her nine-year-old son up in front of the class and then taped a mask to his face.
The mother did not want to reveal her identity because her son might in some way be punished for her coming forward. She told a Fox News affiliate that the incident occurred at Reedom Elementary School.
“I was furious, furious. I was scared for my son on what kind of long-term effect it is going to have on him socially, the fact that the entire class was laughing,” the angry mother stated during the interview.
“He went to get a sip of water, forgot to put the mask on. The teacher did not tell him to put it back on or send him to the office, she instead pulled him up in front of the classroom in front of all of the students and she then taped the mask across the top of his face,” the mother said.
She asserted the teacher added a second layer of tape from his nose to his forehead as well.
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“He was very upset. He was crying. He was humiliated,” the mother declared.
Clark County school district currently has a mask mandate in place for students but this goes far over the line, according to the mother. When her son went to the office to pick up homework, “one of the administrators noticed the tape on his face.”
The administrator was alarmed by the taped mask and took it off the child. The principal was then alerted and went to the classroom to investigate.
“She saw another student who she thought was my son with tape on their face as well,” the mom reported.
The school district issued the following statement over the incident: “The district is aware of the isolated incident and is dealing with the employee through the proper channels. The principal proactively notified the family of the investigation.”
That wasn’t enough for the boy’s mother. She wants the teacher banned for life from teaching.
“It’s crazy. Corporal punishment in schools should not be happening,” she said. She filed a police report and is now considering changing schools, or possibly moving her son to a charter school.
According to the boy, there were at least five other students who had masks taped to their faces. He said it has been happening since the beginning of the school year.
The mother is not anti-mask and supports the mandate. She claims this is not a political issue for her. She simply believes that children sometimes forget to put their masks on and should not be treated harshly for it or shamed because of it. She is concerned about the long-term social effects on her son.
The mother found a ton of support on social media:
— Alyssa B. Rosen (@thornhill_rosen) September 5, 2021
I suggest that anyone thinking this is acceptable behavior grab a roll of tape and hit your local super store. If you find a child wearing his/her mask inappropriately you should intervene and see how their parent feels about it.
— Bullpit76 (@bullpit76) September 5, 2021
Subs and aids for CCSD are supposed to go through special training and have proper qualifications. But from what I understand CCSD principles allow under qualified people for those positions.
— DirectorGunner (@DavidAELevy) September 4, 2021
Seems reasonable that a stranger taping masks to children’s faces should probably not be allowed around children anymore. But, what do I know, I’m sure there are a bunch of you crazies who think that’s fine , “in the name of safety”
if you agree, you took a wrong turn in life
— CS (@CSANT22) September 4, 2021
This is assault. Why is the teacher not arrested?
— ⚖🗡🛡M🦅🇺🇸🗽 (@political_eagle) September 5, 2021
Needs to be charged with assault.
— Steve Rogers (@lazyasswhiteguy) September 5, 2021
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