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To be mildly amused by the teacher placing sticky tape on her pupil's mouths?

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Firsttimmemummy Tue 04-Mar-14 21:11:56

I know it's not on. I do. But all the same I can't help chuckling every time it's read out on the bbc news and picture this teacher just snapping.

Please don't all be mean to me, I'm new!!

Sirzy Tue 04-Mar-14 21:12:52

One of my teachers did that to a girl who wouldn't keep quite. But 20 years ago it was just laughed at!

Sirzy Tue 04-Mar-14 21:13:08

(I do agree it was wrong to do now btw)

rabbitlady Tue 04-Mar-14 21:15:44

its been done before and the teacher ended up in the news.

susiedaisy Tue 04-Mar-14 21:16:04

Why did the teacher do it?

Firsttimmemummy Tue 04-Mar-14 21:16:47

Really! And I thought this rogue teacher was one of a kind... What must she have been thinking? She MUST have known there would be repercussions.

Goblinchild Tue 04-Mar-14 21:17:06

What on earth made her think that it was an acceptable thing to do?
Why did the children not resist or complain whilst it was happening?
Very odd. Not funny though.

Firsttimmemummy Tue 04-Mar-14 21:17:23

They were just being too noisy, apparently.

pudcat Tue 04-Mar-14 21:18:14

So wrong. Teachers are not even allowed to put plasters on cuts etc or apply sun cream. This teacher has assaulted the children.

usualsuspect33 Tue 04-Mar-14 21:18:23

A teacher did this to my sister 40 odd years ago.

She was sacked

Coldlightofday Tue 04-Mar-14 21:18:29

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MidniteScribbler Tue 04-Mar-14 21:19:42

It's absolutely not acceptable, but it's also very telling that not one parent is concerned about addressing the misbehaviour of their children in the lead up to the incident.

TheOrchardKeeper Tue 04-Mar-14 21:19:51

It's not funny...

A few of the kids have said it made their lips bleed and one girl had an allergic reaction to the tape...But HARDEHAR hmm

ChrisMooseAlbanians Tue 04-Mar-14 21:20:00

Well, maybe it's not acceptable... But really? Why is this even being in the news? It's sellotape ffs!! It could have been a whole lot worse...

TeamEdward Tue 04-Mar-14 21:20:12

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Firsttimmemummy Tue 04-Mar-14 21:20:51

Well the teacher should have been able to find more effective ways of managing behaviour, to be fair! Although I wonder how noisy they were.

ChrisMooseAlbanians Tue 04-Mar-14 21:20:55

Being? Sorry. Not quite sure how 'being' escaped into that sentence... blush

carlywurly Tue 04-Mar-14 21:21:14

I'd bloody love to do this to someone I work with..

Nocomet Tue 04-Mar-14 21:21:28

I get the feeling DD2 and some of her Y8 friends could do with some gaffer tape.

I get the feeling they are getting a bit chatty and silly, especially with their poor supply teacher.

phantomnamechanger Tue 04-Mar-14 21:21:52

OMG, it's one thing to joke with the class that you will do something like that to quieten them down, but what in heavens name did she think she was doing??? she is just lucky no one had an adverse reaction or seriously broke their skin removing it - surely that would then be some sort of assault? obviously not fit to be a teacher. shocking.

Coldlightofday Tue 04-Mar-14 21:22:59

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ChrisMooseAlbanians Tue 04-Mar-14 21:23:03

You are right Firsttime, you are. She should have been able to deal with that kind of behaviour. But I still think this being called 'assault' is going way too far.

purplebaubles Tue 04-Mar-14 21:28:03

I quite often threaten velcro to stick bottoms to chairs! grin

Think she must have been at the brink to have actually done something as silly as this.

Pudcat Teachers are allowed to put plasters on cuts (as trained first aiders) - what a ridiculous thing to say!

Firsttimmemummy Tue 04-Mar-14 21:28:49

How do you know if child is allergic to sellotape by the way? Genuinely curious.

formerbabe Tue 04-Mar-14 21:31:20

Firsttimemummy.... tape their mouth shut and see if a rash appears.,.if it does, then they must be allergic!

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