Is it ok for a special ed teacher to put crayons in hot sauce?

Cherish - posted on 08/19/2012 ( 11 moms have responded )

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A Florida special ed teacher soaked crayons in hot sauce b/c her student w/autism was eating them.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...

She went to court asking to be reinstated and the judge sided with the teacher,since nobody can prove it was to "punish" the child.

Do you agree with the judge?

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Tracey - posted on 08/20/2012

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So she put hot sauce on crayons to stop him eating them, why didn't she just put the crayons in the cupboard where he couldn't get them, instead of leaving them in a cup labelled with the pupils name.
How can you say an adult whose job it is to care for children, who brought a substance to work with the sole purpose of causing discomfort to a disabled child should keep her job?

Corinne - posted on 08/20/2012

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I do not agree with the judge at all. I'm actually so mad about this, I'm shaking and finding it hard to find the words to express myself. I would never dream of using hot sauce on my own children to curb unwanted behaviour, let alone on someone else's. You can bet your heiney that if I did this to my autistic nephew, my sister would make sure I never witnessed another sunrise. I'm absolutely disgusted by both the teacher and the judge.

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Stifler's - posted on 08/20/2012

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Who puts hot sauce on things? It's not an acceptable thing to do to any kid let alone one who likely won't understand.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/20/2012

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One word: NO. She does not belong in a position that handles special needs children. She obviously does not understand the needs of each individual child.

Were this woman in my area, I'd fight tooth and nail to have her removed from the school system.

Momma (MeMe) - posted on 08/20/2012

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I think the teacher was absolutely wrong. Sheesh, my boy eats crayons and I am not thinking of soaking them in hot sauce. Sure, he doesn't have autism but if I keep on him, he will learn. Autistic kids can learn, too. Also, if it is that big of an issue, than STOP giving him crayons! I wouldn't use markers, either, though. We were first using markers and what a mess! Which is why we moved to crayons. However, pencil crayons are always good, a little sharp, maybe. I agree, get the boy an aide.

Cherish - posted on 08/19/2012

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I agree that the teacher was out of line..like you said Dove,if it was that much of a problem then assigning him a para would have been a MUCH better solution...Does he really need crayons anyhow?What about markers or colored pencils..Hopefully most teachers have more sense then she does...

Dove - posted on 08/19/2012

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I disagree with the judge. That is disgusting and I don't think she should be working with children and certainly not special needs kids. If this boy is at the point where he won't stop eating art supplies I think having a full time aide would be a more appropriate solution.... and I believe it's his right to have that one on one if it is needed...

Elfrieda - posted on 08/19/2012

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Is it okay for the teacher to do it? Probably should have talked it over with the parents first, but as a last-ditch effort, maybe.
Is it okay for the teacher to lose her job over it? No.

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