Two teachers in Texas have been suspended for standing up for kids that were being bullied. The way they stood up for the kids was the problem, since the teachers allowed 20 students to line up and hit a boy who’d been identified as bullying the other children. The teachers in the Judson Independent School District felt that they were teaching the bully a lesson with such an unusual punishment.
The teacher came up with the idea to have the bully get beat down after looking for suggestions on how to deal with Aiden Neely, a kindergartner who loved to bully the other kids. She not only told the kids to hit him, but she told them to hit him harder.
Prosecutors in San Antonio are reviewing the case and may file formal charges against the teacher if there is sufficient evidence. Amy Neely, the boy’s mother, has filed an oppression complaint against the teacher with the police department, according to district spokesman Steve Linscomb.
“I don’t want this teacher to be teaching anymore,” the mother said.
“She doesn’t need to be around any children,”
The mother is adamant that her son is not a bully, even though it seems that nearly everyone in the classroom disagrees. Some of the kids said that they didn’t want to hit the boy, but were afraid not to hit him.
“Twenty-four of those kids hit him and he said that most of them hit him twice,” Neely said in interviews.