Mother Furious After Substitute Teacher Taped A Mask To Her Son's Face

By Bill Galluccio

September 9, 2021

Group of children with face mask back at school after covid-19 quarantine and lockdown.
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A Las Vegas mother is livid after learning that a substitute teacher at Reedom Elementary School taped a mask to her nine-year-old son's face. The woman, who asked not to be identified, told KVVU that her son forgot to put his mask on when he got up to get a sip of water.

"He went to get a sip of water, forgot to put the mask on. The teacher did not tell him to put it back on or send him to the office, she instead pulled him up in front of the classroom in front of all of the students, and she then taped the mask across the top of his face," she told the news station.

She said that the sub put a piece of tape stretching from his nose to his forehead. The boy said that it wasn't the first time that a teacher had used tape to secure masks to students' faces.

When the boy went to the office later in the day to pick up some homework that his dad dropped off, a school administer saw the tape on his face and told the principal. The principal went to the classroom to investigate and found another child with tape on their face as well.

Schools officials altered the boy's mother and launched an investigation into the matter.

"The district is aware of the isolated incident and is dealing with the employee through the proper channels. The principal proactively notified the family of the investigation," school officials said.

The boy's mother wants to see the substitute teacher fired for humiliating her son in front of his classmates.

"He was very upset. He was crying. He was humiliated," the mom said.

"I was furious, furious. I was scared for my son on what kind of long-term effect it is going to have on him socially, the fact that the entire class was laughing," she added.

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