Most parents are eager to see school bullying dealt with strongly, but one Texas parent says her son's kindergarten teacher took the discipline too far. Amy Neely, a San Antonio-area mom, says her 6-year-old son Aiden was accused of bullying—and that his teacher forced the other students in his class to line up and slap him as a punishment. Worse, the teacher reportedly told Aiden not to tell his parents about this punishment.
Since then, his teacher has been fired (along with another teacher who failed to report the incident), but Amy says this is not enough. School district police report that the teacher has been charged with a misdemeanor of "official oppression," and Amy Neely wants a reassurance that this teacher will never step foot in a classroom again.
How should schools deal with bullies?