Madison Parish (LA) Superintendent Lisa Wilmore gets the prize for understatement of the year when she said, talking about the unnamed teacher dismissed this week for an incident between a couple of 3rd graders, "The principal felt that she was not monitoring the classroom adequately." Really?
For those of you keeping score at home, children in the United States in the 3rd grade are typically between the ages of 7 and 9. And they weren't talking about sex, playing games that mimiced sex or anything like this. According to the school district, one child was performing oral sex on the other in the classroom under a desk. No specific details on how it came to light, but some reports suggest other students who witnessed the incident talked to a counselor.
There was a time when even uttering the word "sex" in a third-grade classroom would get you suspended. Now? Teacher gets fired, the kids get counselling and things move on. On a side note: the Madison Parish district ranked 59 out of 62 districts in Louisiana for its district performance score.
A Tallulah Elementary School teacher was dismissed after she was in the classroom while two third-graders were reportedly having oral sex under a table. The incident at Tallulah Elementary was investigated by the school's principal.
"These kids were allegedly having oral sex under a table," Wilmore said. "They were third-graders." Wilmore concurred with the principal's recommendation that the third-grade teacher be dismissed and the children counseled after a sexual incident reportedly occurred in class last week.
"The principal felt that she was not monitoring the classroom adequately," Wilmore said. "The principal made a decision, and I supported the principal. We have to make sure we have people in these classrooms who are monitoring our students."