Teacher Who Takes Student To Emergency Room, Pays Bill, Forced To Resign
Jennifer Mitts of Red Bank High School in Red Bank, TN made the egregious error of taking a needy student to a hospital emergency room and then paying the bill. As no good deed goes unpunished, she was then forced to resign.
As to what the treatment was, there is no word, but when school officials learned about it, they weren’t happy. Hamilton County human resources says that this wasn’t the first time she had paid for a student’s medical bills and that she had already been asked to cease doing it.
WTVC writes that after learning of Mitts’ seemingly kind deed, “They then dictated to her what she should write in the resignation letter, including forcing her to waive her right to a hearing.” It appears the student body and residents of Red Bank are in her corner. However, the school says that Mitts isn’t telling an accurate story…
Mitts has 400 signatures on a petition to reinstate her, and is planning to file a lawsuit against the school board. WTVC spoke with people who were mostly sympathetic to her cause. Parent Ashley Gonzales put it succinctly, “Honestly if it was my child and we couldn’t afford it out of pocket, I hope there would be somebody that would do that for us.”