Reason 2,368 why we homeschool:
S.C. Mom: Teacher Allowed Foot Stomping
Oct 4, 5:26 PM (ET)
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) – A Rock Hill teacher disciplined a student by having the boy’s classmates stomp on his feet, the boy’s mother says. Rosewood Elementary School teacher Daniel Johns, 25, punished the 7-year-old boy last month for stomping on another boy’s foot by having the class do the same to him, the boy’s mother Philisia Okeke said Tuesday.
Okeke, who says no one from the school contacted her about the Sept. 18 incident, said she has filed a complaint with Rock Hill police and transferred her child to another class.
The Rock Hill school district does not allow corporal punishment, except at the request of a parent, but foot stomping would not be considered corporal punishment, said Elaine Baker, a district spokeswoman. Baker did say the school district discourages teachers from this type of punishment.
Ms Baker is completely correct. It would not be considered corporal punishment. It would be considered assault!