After an Ohio teacher left a voicemail for a 7-year-old student’s mother, she failed to hang up and the parent caught a nasty glimpse into how she really feels about the student.
“He has no common sense. He was 7 in May and he’s the biggest baby in my group. She probably still wipes his butt,” the kindergarten teacher said in the recording.
The teacher was reportedly speaking to a colleague when she began to criticize the boy.
“The first thing I wanted to do was get my child out of that school," the student’s mother, Ashley Moore, told WOIO. "I was very angry."
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The boy’s family says the teacher’s attitude may explain the sudden change in the 7-year-old.
"We've had problems for three months now with him not wanting to be there," his grandfather told WOIO.
"He's afraid. He does not want to go back to her," his mother added.
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The teacher, who was not identified, offered an apology, but Moore said it did not alleviate her concerns.
"The only reason she would be apologizing is that she got caught," Moore said.
Since the incident, she has enrolled her son in another school and plans to have a sit-down meeting with district administrators.
The Elyria City School District apologized to the family after the incident, Yahoo! reported.
"We regret the actions of this teacher. Her actions certainly don't represent the district's philosophy or the partnerships we have with our parents,” the school district said in a statement. “We know that individuals can become frustrated but there is no excuse for what occurred and the comments this teacher made. We apologize for the hardship this caused the student and his family. The teacher regrets what she said and is apologetic. Her actions have been addressed by the district."