Another OMG! moment caught on film. I found this one on youtube.
In Beaumont Texas, this teacher decided that she could actually slap (5 times) and berate a student with no repercussions. In walked…social media and now 63-year old Mary Hastings, a Geometry teacher at Ozen High School, has been arrested and placed on administrative leave.
Information has not been released about what made the teacher so angry but she can be heard in the video saying, “…because you’re stopping him from graduating you idiot @$%^&.”
Another student recorded the exchange and indicated that the incident happened last Friday. Nakisha Burns, Beaumont Independent School District spokeswoman, indicated that “BISD does not condone employees abusing any child and will not tolerate such conduct.” She also stated that “the teacher was immediately removed from the classroom and placed on administrative leave pending action on her contract.”
After being booked in the Jefferson County Jail on a misdemeanor charge of assault, Hastings was released on a $2500 bond.
While I am cognizant that kids can be a handful, in my opinion Hastings should never be allowed in another classroom. If this were my child that she had slapped and berated……….I would be the one facing multiple charges….. (just saying.)