Ohio Teacher Harasses 9 Year-Old Girl for Hunting Deer: “Killing Animals Is Not What We Do” (Updated)

Wisconsin conservative radio host Vicki McKenna reported this week on a troubling case of child abuse at an Ohio grade school.

Domonique Yatsko, a 9 year-old student at Hinkley Elementary School in Hinkley Township, Ohio, wore a shirt to school with a photo of her and the buck she killed on the first day of hunting season.

Domonique’s teacher Hanna Copa shamed her in front of the class for hunting saying, “Killing animals is not what we do.”

Has this teacher ever eaten a hamburger?

Badger Pundit reported:

Now Vicki has outed a Ohio public school teacher for bullying a nine-year-old girl, Domonique Yatsko. Domonique’s offense? Proudly displaying a photo (containing no gore), on her sweatshirt, of her posing with a buck she had shot on her first day of deer hunting.  Specifically, this photo:


As Vicki has previously urged, to have any hope of combating the malignant leftism which is entrenched in much of the public educational system, and to have any success in deterring public school employees from bullying children who are raised in conservative households, conservatives need to “name names” — to publicly identify, and castigate, the offenders.

The name of the bullying teacher at Hinkley Elementary in Hinkley Township, Ohio, is Hanna Copa.


When Domonique showed up at school wearing her sweatshirt, proud of bagging a buck in her very first day of deer hunting, Ms. Copa reportedly shamed the girl, causing students at the school to ridicule her, telling the girl: “killing animals is not what we do.” After being ridiculed for her sweatshirt, Domonique threw it in the trash when she returned home.

Neither Ms. Copa nor the principal, James Carpenter, apologized for this bullying of a young girl for having engaged in a legal recreational activity, even after Domonique’s mother, Heidi, pressed the matter. The principal’s defense? “We don’t have dead animals in school.”

Read the rest here.

UPDATE: Apparently the family later received an apology from the school.

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