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Deerfield Township Teacher Makes 5 Year Old Eat a Bagel Out of the Trash [POLL]

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A Kindergarten student at Deerfield Elementary School arrived home from school telling her mom some weird/shocking news…

 

Her teacher made her eat a bagel from the dumpster.  (ewww)

 

The bagel was originally thrown away by the student, in which later, the teacher made her eat the bagel in front of the class.

 

As a former class clown, I can tell you a number of things that my teachers made me do in front of the class.  Being made to eat a bagel that I originally threw away in the trash can, wasn’t one of them.

 

Not sure what kind of lesson the teacher was giving, but here is the official report:

Ke’Nya Harris came home from Deerfield Township Elementary School and told her mother that her kindergarten teacher made her eat a bagel that Ke’Nya had tossed in a trash can.

Ke’Nya’s mother, Candice Harris, filed a report about the incident Wednesday with State Police.

“She’s very upset and humiliated,” Candice Harris said. “Ke’Nya said she didn’t like the bagel, so she threw it away. She said her teacher then took the bagel out of the trash and told her she had to eat it in front of all the kids.”

Candice Harris first went to the school’s superintendent to report the incident.

“The teacher admitted it to me right away in front of the superintendent,” Harris said. “The teacher told me that she wouldn’t have had a problem eating the bagel. She also refused to apologize. It wasn’t until I threatened to file a police report, hire an attorney and go to The News that the superintendent offered an apology. There was absolutely no sign of remorse from the teacher.”

According to Candice Harris, the teacher said there was only paper in the trash can. She feels this does not make the situation acceptable.

Harris said she believes race may have been a factor in the incident.

“We’re a low-income black family. Most of the people who attend the school are white.”

Because of the family’s economic status, Ke’Nya’s lunch is subsidized and provided free by the school.

(NJ 101.5)

 

 

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