A Wisconsin teacher was placed on administrative leave after a student said he tackled her and ripped braids from her head!
Mikiea Price, the 11-year-old student’s mother, filed a police report with the Madison Police Department after her daughter told her about the incident that happened February 13th. Price says her daughter was “crying and her lip was cracked, bleeding and she handed me three of her braids that were pulled out from her scalp,” she told Madison 365. The teacher is on leave during police and district investigations.
Pastor Marcus Allen, who is a spokesperson for the family, told Yahoo Lifestyle that principal Rob Mueller-Owens fell on top of the girl, according to the family.
“I am told that the girl and her friend had sprayed perfume on themselves in the bathroom and the scent was bothering the teacher’s allergies,” Allen told Yahoo Lifestyle. “The teacher asked who sprayed it and the class didn’t answer, so she asked [Mueller-Owens] to come in, and he targeted this one girl.”
Allen said the student admitted to using the spray and was asked to come into the hallway. He viewed the school, Whitehorse Middle School, video and said the man forcefully pushed the girl out of the classroom into some lockers. He then lost his balance and fell on top of her.
“He stayed on top of her for 10 or 15 seconds,” Allen said.
“I don’t know how the girl’s braids were pulled out but she has two bald spots on her head,” he told Yahoo Lifestyle.
Price, who has worked as a substitute teacher at Whitehorse Middle School, said she wasn’t contacted and her daughter was not provided medical attention by the administrators.
“Just the whole experience is just traumatic and devastating and just confusing. I’m just disgusted at this whole incident. You know I send my kid to school to learn, and that’s a place where mothers send their kids to be comfortable in. I just feel violated in so many ways that … this even happened to her,” she told WISC-TV.
The Madison Metropolitan School District sent a statement to Yahoo Lifestyle reading,
“As a District, we take any situation of this nature very seriously. All of our students need to be safe and supported in school, and we have a thorough investigation process and protocol that we follow. While we cannot talk about the details of a specific student or personnel situation, it is our responsibility to consider all of the facts of the situation and determine the right next steps. The staff person was put on leave while the situation was investigated. Based on that investigation, the staff person will not return to Whitehorse Middle School, and we are determining next steps. In addition, our team is coming together to create a full support plan to ensure that students is safe and fully supported at school.”
The incident is still being investigated.
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