Why This Teacher Was Fired After Confronting a Bully in School; You Be the Judge
You're a teacher and you see a kid blowing his nose on others, using inappropriate language and pushing other students.
You confront him and say "do you know how your actions and your words are hurting other students and your friends?"
You ask other students "in your classroom to take turns saying how the student (‘Student A’) had acted badly, violated rule or insulted them, and/or why Student A was annoying or had no friends".
You're fired and think the school is wrong.
That's exactly what happened to fifth grade teacher, Nicole LeMire when she confronted a bully. She's now trying to sue the school district and set up a GoFundMe to help her.
According to Yahoo:
You required Student A to listen to classmates complaints and refused to allow him to respond or defend himself against potentially embellished complaints.” The letter states that LeMire “exercised poor professional judgment” when she tried to resolve the incident, after the bully’s parents reported it to the school. “On April 15, 2015, you held a class meeting to discuss the incident… During this meeting, students were crying, and one student left the room crying and looking for a guidance counselor.”