June 7, 2014 2:19 pm -

It was “quiet time” and the sub was going to make sure things stayed quiet.

The teacher was working at the Winfield Scott Elementary School in Elizabeth and placed decorative tape over the mouths of five students during a “quiet game” after lunch, according to parents and officials.

One of the students, Angelique Correa Henderson, said she felt “pressured and scared” as the teacher taped her mouth “because we were jabbering too much.”

“My heart kept on beating fast,” she said.

Angelique’s father, Munford Henderson, is outraged.

“I don’t understand what she was thinking,” he said. “We’re talking about kids. You’re sworn to protect and teach, not to hurt them and put them in fear.”

The teacher has been taken off the sub list.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

No responses to Substitute Teacher Tapes Students’ Mouths Shut

  1. Carla Akins June 7th, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    It’s not too difficult to grasp – you do not put your hands on other people’s children. Period. In addition, she’s an idiot for not knowing she’d be found out. I will give her points for creativity.

    • Dwendt44 June 7th, 2014 at 4:43 pm

      Ya, but I know the feeling she had. Some of those little brats think the world is all about them-future Republicans I’m guessing.

      • Carla Akins June 7th, 2014 at 4:58 pm

        Oh I understand the desire and honestly I’m surprised my own children (and me) survived the teen years, but it was a foolish act. If one of those kids had health issues it could have been catastrophic. If you are unable to manage and lead a classroom – you shouldn’t be there.

        Of course, we have parents that don’t support schools and teachers, they’re tremendously unpaid and underappreciated and for some reason being held up as the reason for education failures throughout the country. It’s not a job I could perform, and even understanding that, I still expect those accepting the position not to pull stunts like this.

  2. fahvel June 7th, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    well then teach your loud mouth babbling off spring to respect a substitute teacher – since historically subs are victims of unruly little *#@ who reflect their outraged parents attitudes.

  3. TerriGeer June 7th, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    This, also, happened to a 1st grade student in Ocean Park, WA about a month ago. The difference is that the student’s Mother has written it off as no big deal. The teacher is on administrative leave and a substitute is teaching her class. She is not being fired.

    As a parent, I would have raised hell.