In February, an 11-year-old girl was tormented and beaten by her teacher in a frustrating situation that also impacted her classmates (that had low grades). If they didn’t fight their classmate, punishment would be handed to them at a Louisiana-based elementary school. In April, the mother of the girl had made another complaint filed after telling school officials about the dilemma. Even after the 1st teacher was removed from the classroom over her audacious behavior, the 2nd teacher was just as threatening to the student’s health and well-being because she continued the ridicule and beatings to the little girl.
Ann Marie Shelvin and Tracy Gallow has since then been criminally charged for their cruelty. Shelvin said she would fail her students if they turned down hitting the girl. She also allegedly told the girl being bullied and beaten at one point to “go and kill herself.” Gallow, the aide to Shelvin took over the classroom and did not do any better except to make things worse for the children. When the girl reported the abusing incident that was happening to her, Gallow also retaliated against her. Cameras in the school have clearly shown in one day Gallow pushed the child into the bleachers because she was not feeling good to take a test, Gallow later admitted that as well.
School board official, Anthony Stanberry told KLFY that he was troubled by the news, and promised immediate action.
“As a St. Landry Parish school board member, St. Landry Parish is not going to tolerate it. Whatever actions needs to be taken care of to handle the situation is what we plan to do. We want to assure the school community that we take these allegations very seriously and we are doing everything to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our students. Students should not have to attend school and be bullied especially by teachers that are there for their education, guidance, and safety.” St. Landry Parish School Board supervisor of personnel Matthew Scroggins said in a recent interview.
The mother had done the right thing. The two female teachers have been charged with malfeasance in office, intimidation, and interference in school operations for their vindictive behavior.
Source: The Grio