The mother of a five-year-old is irate after her daughter’s teacher was seen on video kicking her child.
“I can’t really even put it into words. I hurt for my child, and I was just angry that someone could do that,” the mother told CBS46.
The mother asked not to be named publicly, but said the Kansas school district was uncooperative when she relayed her five-year-old’s report of abuse to the administration. The teacher, Crystal Smith, initially lied about about the incident.
Smith said in a meeting, recorded by the mother:
“So, I’m not surprised she has some marks on her. She was crawling in the bookshelf. She has a red spot on her arm. And I’m not surprised because she shoved herself into that bookshelf…I mean, she kicked me a couple of times. She was reaching over into the bookshelf pulling books out and there were those metal, metal book divider things … I said don’t we can’t do that. So I put myself kind of standing around her so that if she does throw something she wouldn’t break something…”
Unsatisfied, the mother pushed for more information. Eventually, the video was released showing the teacher kicking her daughter in the back.
“When I saw the video it was heartbreaking, because everything she said, she sat at the same table as me and just lied about everything … she lied to me. She lied to everyone else. She was almost really convincing,” the mother reportedly said.
She then accused the school of a coverup.
“I said, ‘OK, had my child not said anything to me, you were just going to go behind closed doors and speak to everyone else, and if something came up then you’d let me know? But had she not said anything to me it all. I may not have ever known,” she said.
After the mother dogged the school district, Smith was out on leave and eventually fired at the end of March.
The school district put out a statement about the incident:
The Shawnee Mission School District was deeply distressed by the actions shown in the video. We take our responsibility to keep our children safe extremely seriously, and as parents and educators, we are heartbroken whenever a child is not treated with love and respect. As soon as we discovered what happened, we acted to remove the teacher from contact with students, and proceeded immediately to terminate that teacher.
Follow Peter D’Abrosca on Twitter: @pdabrosca
Like Peter D’Abrosca on Facebook: facebook.com/peterdabrosca
Preorder Peter D’Abrosca’s Book: “Enemies: The Press vs. The American People”
White Pill: Montana House Moves Constitutional Carry Bill Forward
Constitutional Carry is one ray of hope for the Right.
On January 20, 2021, the Montana House of Representatives passed Constitutional Carry legislation, HB102.
Weingarten provided some context to the significance of this bill’s progress:
The bill is the accumulation of a decade and a half of struggle against Democrat Governors, who have repeatedly vetoed reform legislation passed with large majorities in the legislature. Numerous sections in the bill show the Montana legislature has learned the lesson from other states as they restore the right to keep and bear arms.
Montana’s Senate is made up of 31 Republicans and 19 Democrats and Governor Greg Gianforte is a Republican, so the passage of this bill augurs well. If passed, HB102 would make Montana the 17th Constitutional Carry state.
Montana is already a very gun-friendly state, and represents a low-hanging fruit for Second Amendment activists to tap into.
Constitutional Carry has been one of the most successful movements on the Right over the past twenty years. It’s easy to complain about the corrupt status quo, but there are still plenty of ways right-wingers can score victories. Constitutional Carry is one of them.
It would behoove the Right to analyze existing trends and build off movements that are already producing results. There’s no need to embark on quixotic campaigns that end up being total fools’ errands. Find what’s already working and run with it.
White House4 days ago
President Trump Contemplates Ditching the GOP, Starting New ‘Patriot Party’ to Put America First
Big League Economics4 days ago
Trucking Industry Leaders Expect Biden’s Policies to Crush Small Trucking Companies
Politics3 days ago
ENOUGH ALREADY: QAnon Hucksters Now Claim Biden Will Execute ‘The Plan’
White House3 days ago
Biden White House Makes YouTube Upload of Inaugural Speech ‘Unlisted’ After Being Flooded With Dislikes
The Swamp15 hours ago
Democrats Move to Ban Trump Supporters From Joining the Military and Holding Federal Jobs
Big League Guns3 days ago
Texas Governor Abbott Wants Texas to Be a “Second Amendment Sanctuary”
Congress3 days ago
115 House Republicans Sign Onto Effort to Remove Neocon Liz Cheney as GOP Chair
Big League Wellness1 day ago
Biden Nullifies Trump Executive Order Issued to Reduce Prices of Insulin and Epinephrine