Tallulah, Louisiana – An unnamed teacher at Tallulah Elementary School in Tallulah, Louisiana has been fired from her job as a teacher for not noticing two third graders engaged in oral sex underneath a table, according to the local News Star.
District Superintendent Lisa Wilmore made it clear to the paper that the teacher was fired because the incident occurred on her watch.
Wilmore said, according to the News-Star,
“The principal felt that she was not monitoring the classroom adequately. The principal made a decision, and I supported the principal. We have to make sure we have people in these classrooms who are monitoring our students.”
The district of Tallulah has been dealing with several problems this year. Recently another teacher was placed on leave for a substance abuse problem.
The School District also announced that while the two children are going through counseling they are not going to be disciplined or have their studies hurt.
Both teacher dismissals were part of what Wilmore is calling her program of “Changing the culture” in the school district.
A similar problem was seen recently in New York City. Students at PS 198 were recently found in a classroom where a few of the boys were engaged in oral sex with one of the girls. The difference being in that case the school initially denied any responsibility for the problem.
One parent told the New York Post after the incident,
“They were trying to say that my daughter was inviting these children to do this to her. Where were the adults?”
What do you think should be done to teachers that don’t notice this type of behavior going on?