A mother in Las Vegas is speaking out after a substitute teacher allegedly taped masks onto children’s faces in a fourth-grade classroom.
During an interview with KVVU-TV, the unidentified mother said she was “furious” after she found out that her 9-year-old son at Reedom Elementary School in Mountain’s Edge had a mask taped onto his face.
“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,” she said.
“He went to get a sip of water, forgot to put the mask on,” the mother explained. “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.”
During the school day, the boy went to the office to pick up homework when an administrator noticed that there was tape on his face.
A second layer of tape went from the boy’s nose to his forehead which was noticed by a worker at the school when the young boy picked up his homework from the office which was dropped off by his father.
“When he went to the office to pick up that homework is when one of the administrators noticed the tape on his face,” the mom said.
“She saw another student who she thought was my son with tape on their face as well,” she added.
According to the boy, five other students had masks taped onto their faces which has allegedly been going on since the start of the school year.
“He was very upset. He was crying. He was humiliated,” the mom said.
According to the school district, the teacher’s action is an “isolated 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,” the district said.
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