An anonymous Las Vegas mother alleges that in a fourth-grade classroom, a substitute teacher reportedly attached her child’s mask to their face with tape.
After an alleged incident inside a classroom involving face coverings, the mother of a 9-year-old child is asking for the dismissal of a substitute teacher from the Clark County School District in Nevada.
The mother talked to FOX5 on the understanding that her identity and face not be revealed. She was concerned that her son’s anguish might be exacerbated at school, but she also wanted other parents to be aware of what is taking place at Reedom Elementary School in Mountain’s Edge.
According to the mother, she saw another kid who she mistakenly identified as her son who also had tape over their faces to attach their mask.
The mother subsequently inquired of her son as to whether any other pupils had their masks affixed to their faces. He responded affirmatively. It had been going on in his classroom since the beginning of the school year, he said.
“He says that he remembers up to five,” his mother said.
The student’s mother says that what occurred was not a political matter, and that she has no objections to the mask requirement, but that 9-year-olds, like her son, are prone to forgetting things and should never be penalized in this demeaning manner.
“He was very upset. He was crying.” In the words of his mother, “He was humiliated.”
The event was reported to the Clark County School District, which released a statement.
“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.”
The student’s mother wants the replacement teacher to be held responsible for the event and to be barred from ever instructing children again in her child’s classroom.
“It’s crazy.” According to the mother, corporal punishment in schools should not be allowed to take place.
According to the student’s mother, she has filed a police complaint and is considering switching schools, or perhaps transferring her son to a charter 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 student’s mother expressed concern over the incident.
“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,” his mother said.
According to his mother, the substitute applied a second layer of tape from his nose to his forehead, and while the tape was still on his face, he went to the office to pick up homework he’d left at home and to pick up his father, who had dropped him there.
As his mother said, “When he went to the office to pick up that homework is when one of the administrators noticed the tape on his face,”
The administrator was horrified and removed the tape from the child’s mouth before informing the principal, who rushed to the classroom to investigate.