(SAN ANTONIO) — A 6-year-old accused of bullying was supposed to get a taste of his own medicine, but his mom says what his teacher did to punish the child went too far.
Ann Neely remains furious that kindergarten children at Ricardo Salinas Elementary in San Antonio, Texas, were allowed to stand in line to slap her child last month, who was deemed a bully by a teacher at the school.
Neely claims that 24 kids took part in the exercise and said that most of them hit her son twice, who was told to sit in a chair by the unnamed teacher.
The mom says she only found out what happened recently after another teacher from the school told her about the alleged incident.
The Judson Independent School District blames the female instructor’s inexperience for what Neely says occurred and promised that she won’t be back in the fall.
However, that’s not sufficient punishment, according to Neely, who is looking to have criminal charges filed against the teacher to make sure she never returns to a classroom.
In the meantime, the mom says her son was unjustly accused of being a bully, adding, “He’s a kindergartener. And they never had any problems with his behavior. Ever.”
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