Teacher allegedly calls student a ‘sassy slut’ then receives punishment of six day paid suspension

Charlene Sakoda
Odd News

A life science teacher at private Evangel Christian Academy School in Shreveport, Louisiana caused a 12-year-old student to sob after allegedly calling her a, ‘sassy slut.’

The student’s mother asked that the girl's name be withheld to protect her from potential teasing, but her parents are speaking out in disagreement over the school’s actions. As reported by KTBS 3, the incident took place last Thursday and was overheard by other students in the science class. While the circumstances surrounding the incident have not been explained, the station reports that the girl’s parents said, ”…their daughter is well-mannered and [sic] polite girl, and hasn’t had any problems until this.”

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"I'm just still numb you know, about what happened and the disciplinary action that the school had taken," said Marteen Mitchell, the girl's mother. "No, I don't think it was fair at all they initially told me that she would receive one day suspension with pay and when I made it back to my job, I received a call from the principal who stated that they were concerned and they would give her five additional days."


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Red River Teacher’s United Federation President, Jackie Landsdale, told the station that while she understands why some may equate paid leave with a vacation, she assures those people that it is indeed a punishment to teachers. “I want to tell you any teacher or school employee that I've ever dealt with, who has been put out on paid administrative leave is very upset about it, they are very upset about the fact that they have been accused of something," said Landsdale. She went on to explain that in public education there is an investigation policy where the typical course of action is, “…the employee is put on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.”


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Ms. Mitchell said that she does not want the instructor fired, but she feels that she should have received an apology from the teacher and the school.

Principal Bud Dean had no comment when contacted by KTBS.

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