Auditioned, the teacher “broke down and felt unwell”
At the beginning of October, while the students were heckling and throwing erasers at each other in the class, the teacher raised her voice, all the children stopped, “except one, who retorted: ‘I didn’t throw, I given “. She then showed him, with a supporting gesture: “Giving is like that, throwing away is like that,” and the pen bounced off the table and landed on the child’s glasses,” according to the unionist’s story. The child was not injured but his parents filed a complaint against the teacher at the Victor Hugo primary school in Graulhet.
“It was “a clumsy gesture, without any aggressiveness”, “finding yourself in such a situation for a trivial event, it went too far”
“The teacher was summoned to the gendarmerie, with fingerprints and DNA taken, then by the academic inspector with an incriminating interview. She was shocked, she broke down and felt unwell when she left the interview,” relates Thomas Verdier, departmental co-secretary of the FSU-SNUipp teaching union, who accompanied her during the interview last week. For the latter, the incident “took too great proportions” For the professor, it was “a clumsy gesture, without any aggressiveness”, “finding yourself in such a situation for a trivial event, it went too far », Estimates the union representative.
A strike to “express teachers’ fed up”
On Tuesday, a widely followed strike movement in support of the teacher disrupted the operation of Graulhet schools, two of which had to close, in this small town of 13,000 inhabitants.
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