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The students had been asked to solve as many subtraction sums in 3 minutes as they could.
Afterwards, whilst marking the student’s efforts, the teacher wrote the following:
“Absolutely pathetic he answered 13 in 3 min! Sad.”
The father, Mr Piland, then shared a picture of the comment, written on his son’s homework on his social media channels.
“My son Kamdyn’s teacher has been so rude to him and myself all year he comes home with this and I am beyond frustrated that someone would write this on a childs (sic) work such great motivation,” he captioned the post.
The post consequently went viral and has started an online petition calling for the teacher to be fired from her job.
The ‘Petition to fire Alyssa Rupp Bohenek from the Valley View school district’ has attracted a huge 16,000 signatures since Mr Piland posted.
Mr Piland posted an update saying: “Thanks to all the efforts and support of the dedicated people who signed and shared this petition, I’m happy to announce that the teacher in question is currently being investigated by the Valley View school board.
There have been hundreds of comments on the petition, with one saying:
“Shame on her.”
Another wrote: “She violated ethical obligations and is unprofessional. Disgraceful to teachers everywhere.”
One social media user added: “This should be unacceptable from an adult in an authority position over a child.”
The school principal Rose Minniti said:
“It’s a personnel issue and the results of that are not going to be dictated by social media.
“It’s going to be dictated by the facts and evidence.
“As always with everything, we’re going to try to do what’s best for the students and what we need to do for the employee under investigation.”
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