School district sorry for ‘unacceptable’ way student treated — Analysis
On Wednesday the North Penn School District issued a statement, apologizing for a teacher who was caught on a photo taping a medical mask to a child’s face. She was called to account for her actions “unacceptable.”
“An image taken in one of our classrooms last week and circulating on social media does not represent the universal values that the North Penn School District strives to instill in both our students and staff,”In a statement that was obtained by The Philadelphia Inquirer, the district said so. Although the investigation revealed that this incident was not serious and that the teacher did not intend to cause any harm, her actions were completely unacceptable. “inappropriate” “unacceptable,”The school said.
The district also said it was addressing the issue with the teacher, but it wasn’t immediately clear if the school’s employee would be fired or face any disciplinary action.
The incident involving a teacher fixing a medical mask to a child’s face with tape took place on Monday at Pennfield Middle School in Hatfield, North Pennsylvania. A group posted a photo of the act on social media. “North Penn Stronger Together.”
“Pro-mask or anti-mask, I hope we can all agree that taping masks to children’s faces crosses the LINE. This was not a joke for the child or the parents,” read the Facebook post.
Nearly 500 angry comments were posted calling on the district to fire the teacher. This group appealed at the district to investigate such conduct and invited members of the community to express their opinions during a Thursday meeting of school boards.
The student’s mother anonymously reached out to the media on Thursday, saying their family didn’t want any part of that. North Penn Now obtained an exclusive statement by the student’s mother, stating that her family is concerned about how the situation has escalated and she wants to share the image with support groups in the area before the board meeting.
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