Sunday, February 20, 2005

This Stinks!

Just about any teacher that has ever taught a group of students can attest to the fact that almost every class of students has (what students call) a "smelly kid." The Kansas City Star tells how one teacher chose to react to a student with severe body odor:

ELYRIA, Ohio - A school district was sued by parents who say their son's fourth-grade teacher made the boy spray himself with Lysol in front of classmates because of body odor.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Lorain County Common Pleas Court against the Sheffield-Sheffield Lake district in suburban Cleveland. It asks for $50,000 in damages for public humiliation and subsequent harassment by classmates.
The boy still suffers emotional distress over the incident, according to his attorney, Michael Duff.

Bill Emery, school board president, said he was unfamiliar with the March 2003 incident at Forestlawn School and said he knew of no disciplinary problems involving the teacher.

The teacher, David Stacko, who has retired, has an unlisted phone number and could not be reached for comment Thursday.

A teacher acts like the unprofessional idiot that he is, and the District gets sued? Where is the justice in that? And why isn't the District filing a counter-suit against Stacko?

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