Teacher calls student ‘sassy slut’: Wait till you hear how she was disciplined

Teacher calls student ‘sassy slut’: Wait till you hear how she was disciplined
Marteen Mitchell (left) and Jackie Landsdale

Evidently, the comfy chair was unavailable, so Evangel Christian Academy School in Shreveport, La., “punished” one of its teachers by banishing her from the premises … for six days. With full pay.

According to station KTBS, the teacher — whose name (on top of everything else) is being withheld — called one of her 12-year-old students a “sassy slut” last Thursday. Other members of the class claim they overheard the insult and report that the girl was reduced to tears.

The child’s parents are understandably upset, insisting their daughter is well-mannered and polite. The mother, Marteen Mitchell, said, “I’m just still numb about what happened and the disciplinary action that the school had taken.” She elaborates:

No, I don’t think it was fair at all they initially told me that she would receive one day suspension with pay and when I made it back to my job, I received a call from the principal that stated that the situation was serious and they wanted me to know that they would give her five additional days.

Jackie Landsdale, President of Red River Teacher’s United Federation, countered:

A paid administrative leave, I guess you would think it’s a vacation but it’s not. I want to tell you: Any teacher or school employee that I’ve ever dealt with who has been put out on paid administrative leave is very upset about it. They are very upset about the fact that they have been accused of something.

In public education, we have a policy that is actually an investigation policy, that once a teacher or school employee is accused, and it could be anything from corporal punishment — hitting, pushing, or shoving that kind of thing — if it happened or it is perceived to happen, what typically happens is the employee is put on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

Principal Bud Dean told reporters he had no comment.

Marteen Mitchell insists she doesn’t want to see the teacher terminated but believes an apology from the teacher would be appropriate but that hasn’t received one.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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