Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by Pisces_Fish, Apr 22, 2009.
Apr 22, 2009
Ew. Ew. Ew.
I'm sorry, but wouldn't a phone call do? Imagine if another kid on the bus HAD found it - that poor little boy would have been tormented by the other kids!
For the past two years I've had students poop in their pants several times a week. (One had a medical condition and the other had another issue that had to be addressed.) NEVER did it enter my mind to send the poop home.
I think this teacher made a very poor decision.
I've also had "unclaimed" poop on my carpet a couple of times. Again, I wouldn't try to return it to the rightful owner.
What was THAT?
And... the language/"vocabulary" - even IF you thought it was justified?
This is a person who has a death-wish towards their teaching-certificate.
I'm disgusted on so many levels!
I wonder what she's thinking now. I'm sure 'regret' doesn't even begin to cover it. I can't help but think she must've regretted it (I hope!) right away. Maybe she acted in anger.
Kiss her career goodbye.
And good riddance.
We as a profession are only weakened by the sickos who are in charge of classrooms.
Someone posted her email address in the comments section. I have a feeling she is going to hear way more about this than she ever imagined.
I don't think what she did was right at all, but posting the e-mail address was in very bad taste.
That is one of the most awful things that I have heard that a teacher has done. If it were my child I would have been at the school the next morning, then on to the school board office.
I didn't notice an email address. Who's was it and who posted it? That is just unbelieveable!! I would want a bit more than my child placed in another room. You just do not live that stuff down. And yes, she better be gone and find a new career.
This teacher must have poop for brains. Children who soil themselves need understanding, not humiliation.
Yeah that's another story that gives people the wrong impression of the "rest of us" good teachers. Poor, poor, poor judgement. I'm tired of hearing these sick stories about teachers when it's so hard for the "rest of us" to just get hired sometimes.
Poor kid, he's just 5. I'd have this teacher's certificate in a plastic bag!
What the...! This is what makes me mad as to how teachers like this can get & keep their job, while there's many other much more intelligent people out there continuously searching & trying!
WOW. I seriously hope she loses a job - "teachers" like her just make all of us look worse for sharing her profession. If that were my son, I would NOT be 'waiting' to discuss the issue with the school officials. I would be in someone's office every day until the situation was resolved. That's absolutely ridiculous, IMO.
Teachers like that have jobs and give us a bad name while other wonderful teachers are searching endlessly for work.....
There is no excuse for what the teacher did.......
being the devil's advocate.
There must be more to the story
I just wonder what the other side is?
Could the parents have denied that their kid could be the celebrity pooper?
Did the teacher not have the "tools" to deal with parents in denial?
Can this teacher be rehabilitated?
Apr 23, 2009
Dave, I still don't think sending the poop home is the best way to handle the situation. It is very unsanitary on top of many other things. As a parent, I would not feel satisfied if she did not lose her job. As a teacher and I did that, then I deserve to lose my job. It is obvious the teacher has problems. If the parents were in denial, I would let it be handled through the school nurse.
Ug, this made me gag.
I can't imagine what goes through some peoples heads at times.
The email address was posted in the comments section after the article. Yesterday afternoon when I was scanning them, there were200-something comments. I don't know who posted it, but they said it was public information and they got it off of the district website. The email address of the teacher, principal, and superintendent were all posted.
The grandmother of the boy posted some stuff, too.
I'm sure there IS more to the story, but I agree she should lose her job.
Do you all think the teacher will get fired and/ or blacklisted?
time for her to look for a job at the mall!
I just spoke with a kindergarten teacher at my school about this article and she said the teacher must have just snapped because sometimes K-5 parents can be the hardest to deal with.
As for her getting another job, the K-5 teacher told she'll probably just go to a new school district and get hired right away
I have sent underwear in a baggie that had been pooped in home before when it is a difficult parent. After tying the baggie inside a plastic white bag, I placed the article in their backpack and calling or emailing the parent. Some, if I am close to the parent, goes straight into the dumpster. I would never send a note like that. I would never think of sending just the feces. YUCK. I hate sending the underwear, but that is our school policy.
At least the underwear is a belonging of the parent or child. I could see people get bent out of shape because they have to by another pair or something like that.
Who changes the child and helps them get cleaned up? At our school, if a child has a bathroom accident, the parent has to come. I do have a few children who have frequent accidents who keep a change of clothes here, but that usually involves urine and not poo and they take care of it themselves.
That's why I asked "Can this teacher be rehabilitated?"
I would be so fired if I did such a terrible thing!
I agree with all the posters that said how do these teachers get a job when there are a ton of good teachers who would have never thought of that can't find a job.
Not to hijack the thread. A few weeks ago at my kid's high school there were some girls that were mad at each other. Three of them went into the bathroom pooped in a sock and then put in the other girls purse. The girls got ISS, but then the parents stepped in,pitched a fit and the girls wound up not getting in trouble at all. I am sorry if I were the principal they would have been in AEP, not ISS. AND they would have stayed there too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
According to the grandmother, now there is some speculation as to whether or not the child was even in the room that day. He was supposedly at another facility for sped.
Oh! No! She is going to be in more trouble now.
What a nincomPOOP! How can a teacher do that?
Her mind was drawing a blank, when she did it.
It's unforgettable but can she be forgiven?
What this teacher did was truly inappropriate. Poor 5 year old had to walk home with poop in his bag....ANDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD accompanied by a note with smart remarks.
If I was the parent, I would truly be upset and want to see the teacher fired or some disciplinary action taken.
This is a health and safety issue.
Apr 24, 2009
I read that differently. The teacher called one day to talk to the parents about a smell and the grandmother said he wasn't in the room at that time. I think the poop in the bag incident was another day.
Ahhhh-the joys of teaching Kindergarten! (Dave-celebrity pooper!:lol. Maybe when we have "mystery poop" (and we do) I will ask who the Celebrity Pooper is??? Anyway, the teacher is nuts. Why would she pick it up to begin with? I don''t even like picking up after my dog! ICK. In my county, I don't think this would be a firing offense, but I think there would be major repercussions for her and if she was wise, she would leave that school, if not teaching.
Apr 25, 2009
EEk. I taught K for 2 years. My kids always had a change of clothing kept in a zip bag in a storage closet for 'just in case'...Very rarely did I have to use the change of clothes but it was nice to know they were there. So sad for this child. The teacher is so out of line.