Tuesday, August 21, 2012

WTH? Judge Blows Call On Teacher Abuse

A Florida judge sided with a special needs teacher who allegedly used hot sauce to stop an autistic student from eating art supplies and recommended the school district reinstate the woman's job.
Lillian Gomez was fired from her job at Sunrise Elementary School in Kissimmee, Fla., in February after school officials found out that Gomez had allegedly put jumbo-sized Crayons in a cup and soaked them for days in hot sauce before moving them to a bag that was labeled with the student's name.
The judge says she may not have used the right approach, but she was attempting to do the right thing for the student.


Using any sort of controversial or non-standard discipline on a child in public school by someone who is supposed to be a professional without the parent's knowledge or consent must be overseen.  Carefully.  Frankly, my dear, I don't care if she was trying to help this poor kid. She failed on a criminal level to do so.  Doing this to any child is wrong, doing it to a child who may not be able to control the behavior or speak about what happened is so wrong that anyone who does so should never work unsupervised around children.  Ever.

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