Back in January, Marquis Roy, an eighth-grader at Boles Junior High School in Arlington, Texas; was sitting at his desk with his head tilted back and his mouth open when a teacher helping out in his class walked by and poured pencil shavings into his mouth. Incredibly, however, this teacher was allowed to return to school. This is unacceptable. Tell the Arlington Independent School District to fire both her and the school's principal.
I diaried about this on Thursday, but since then I haven't been able to stop thinking about how it is even remotely possible this teacher was allowed within an area code of that school or ANY school after this. Marquis could have choked, or worse. Any responsible principal would have fired that teacher on the spot and ordered her to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. But the principal of that school, Jeff Provence, thought otherwise. An argument can even be made that she should have been brought up on assault charges as well. Nonetheless, Provence's failure to at the very least fire this teacher showed an unacceptable disregard for the safety of his students.
These two have to go. Now. Sign this petition to AISD superintendent Marcelo Cavazos and board of trustees president Peter Baron demanding that Provence and the teacher be fired.