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A teacher at Salinas Elementary School in suburban San Antonio, Texas reportedly asked another teacher for advice on how to address a bully in her classroom. That teacher is accused of taking Aiden Neely, 6, into her kindergarten classroom and instructing her students to hit him. According to police reports, the first teacher put a stop to the incident after Aiden had been struck 6-7 times.
The San Antonio Express reports that the first teacher alerted the school administration to the situation a couple of weeks after the incident occurred. Both teachers were put on administrative leave while an investigation was conducted.
Amy Neely, Aiden’s mother, told The San Antonio Expressthat she had never been informed that Aiden had any discipline problems. She also stated that Aiden recalls being hit by all of the students in the class.
Steve Linscomb, a spokesman for the school district informed KENS-TV in San Antonio that the teacher that instructed her students to hit the ‘bully’ will not be hired back by the district. The teacher who initially failed to report the incident will be teaching next fall.
Linscomb told KENS-TV, “This teacher is a relatively young teacher and just needed to be re-educated and reminded what needs to happen in the classroom in order for it to be a safe learning environment.”
The Associated Press reports that prosecutors are reviewing the case to determine if charges will be filed.
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