I read with disgust about the 7-year-old Lacey boy who was taped to his school desk chair by his teacher (TNT, 3-7).
Shame on the North Thurston School District for not backing the teacher 100 percent. And shame on the mother who instead of telling her child to behave in class, gets angry at the teacher for doing the mother’s job. The school district should have told the mother to go fly a kite.
This child was embarrassed? Good. Maybe he’ll behave in class. No, probably not. The school district says it will investigate and give the teacher a letter of direction. The child will now know that all he has to do is cry to mommy when something doesn’t go his way and she’ll take care of it.
Here’s a suggestion for the letter of direction: Job well done. Next time use duct tape; it holds better.