Two teachers were punished for initiating the bullying of a middle school student.
According to Atlanta-based news source WSB-TV2, two Gwinnett County middle school teachers were suspended for making gay jokes about a Shiloh Middle School student.
A 14-year-old boy from Snellville, Georgia came home one day and cried to his mother, Jean Mott. The boy says that two teachers called another student his “boyfriend” in front of his entire class. This led to classmates teasing him.
“The teacher said to my son, ‘Your boyfriend was cheating on you while you were away. Oh, you two make a really good couple,'” Mott’s mother told news sources.
The mother also alleges that another teacher accused her son of chasing boys around school after one classmate pushed him.
Both situations ended with the teachers being suspended. Since they were only gone for two days, Mott’s mother says the punishment wasn’t enough. She wants the teachers fired.
“Help me understand why, as an adult, you would do this to a child?” Mott said. “Why would you bully my child, or any child?”
“I cannot allow these teachers to go out and do this to anybody’s else’s child,” The mother added. “They initiated the bullying. As a result, my son has been bullied by his peers and it’s something he’ll never live down.”
School officials released a statement concerning the matter. Part of it read, “Both investigations found that the teachers’ comments were inappropriate. As a result, disciplinary action was taken against both teachers.”
The Georgia Professional Standards Commission also announced that it’s conducting its own investigation into the situation. They will then decide if the teachers will keep their education certificates.