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Teacher Kicked Student At The Elementary School Because The Boy Was Making An Animal Noise. Are Teachers Allowed To Abuse Students?

Date October 26, 2018 17:59

Children go to school so as to get knowledge and useful skills with the help of a teacher who, as both kids and their parents hope, does everything possible to make the learning process interesting and comfortable for all the participants.

But not all teachers are devoted to their job. Unfortunately, cases of physical abuse of students are not a local, but a global trend. According to the results of the questionnaire published by Science Direct, more than half (52.9%) of the pupils reported neglect, almost a third (33.1%) reported emotional abuse, and almost one-tenth (9.6%) reported physical abuse.

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Physical abuse at South Carolina school

On the videos below, we can see the awful case that happened at the Goose Creek Elementary School. The teacher, Tierra Walker, removed the boy from the class and kicked him afterward.

As reported by Fox 57, students who were at the class during the horrible incident, claim the teacher pushed the 11-year-old boy out of his chair for being disruptive during class. They say Tierra Walker made everything in a cruel way: Pulled the kid out of the classroom and kicked him outside the classroom with her foot.

According to the police, the boy was asked to leave the classroom for making animal noises. The boy didn’t want to go, so the teacher kicked him out.

It was already confirmed that the teacher no longer works for the Berkeley County School District in South Carolina after the incident.

What to do if your child is abused?

Is it correct for teacher to physical abuse students? What to do if your child is abused? According to the Legal Match, there are ways of how you can deal with such a problem:

  • Contact the school board and school officials immediately.
  • Learn about the school's policies and regulations regarding teachers' conduct.
  • Request that the school district conducts an investigation of the incident.
  • File for an investigation with a government agency, such as the Department of Education.
  • File a private civil lawsuit to cover for losses or injuries.

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Ideally, the teacher is the person who guides and encourages students to explore their full potential. How come cases of physical abuse by teachers happen so often? Are they allowed to humiliate students or to kick them in front of other students? Why does the school administration allow such people to work in the educational establishment? Why do people who hate kids so much decide to work as a teacher?

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It is hard to find answers to all these questions. But it doesn’t mean we should stay aside, as everybody can contribute to the development of a friendly and comfortable educational environment.

If you notice similar cases, please, react immediately. Contact the police and the school administration, and make such cases public. No teachers like that should work at schools and kick our kids during classes. Everybody is responsible for making schools better!

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