My question involves education law in the State of: Louisiana
I copied and pasted my report to the school principal below the description of how the teacher treated my child, told lies to other teachers and faculty about him. I don't think the cause is relevant but you have all the info just in case. I changed the names for this post, tried to make it easy to follow.
-- My question -- I want to punish this teacher to the greatest extent. What can I do, what do I need to prove, can I hurt her financially?
11. Below is a transcript of exactly what happened that Friday and the following Monday and Tuesday recounted by 9 year old (the victim).
a. I was in the hall before the first bell rang and Ms Fluffy came up to me and said, "Victim, come with me." and brought me to my classroom . Just before I walked into Ms Boobies room she was sitting at her desk and yelled, "Get him out of here, I don't even want to look at him!"
b. So I sat outside my classroom and started to cry. Then Ms Boobie called the whole class in and when I sat in my seat she told me to go outside.
c. Ms. Boobie: "I gave (the rabbit) to you so you could protect him and you just let him run away. She was screaming at me so much, asked me something about laughing about the rabbit being gone. I said, "No ma'am." Then she kept screaming at me, "you are a liar, you are lying" (repeatedly). "you let MY rabbit get away and now he is DEAD in the woods somewhere" (repeatedly). "I'm going to go to your house and take your fish away"
d. I was crying and don't remember everything she yelled because I was so scared and kept thinking I am in so much trouble.
e. She brought me back into the classroom and said in front of all the students, "He's probably dead in the woods somewhere." I felt really sad like I did something wrong, I cried for a long time, I was embarrassed. My friends in class asked me what happened to the raqbbit.
f. Ms. Boobie started class but after a few minutes she said, "Victim doesn't care, he just doesn't care. Victim go sit in Ms. Fluffy's room, I'm so disgusted I can't look at you."
g. I sat in Ms. Fluffy's room and heard Ms. Fluffy tell (a 3rd teacher) "You see who I have in my room? The person responsible for losing Ms. Boobies rabbit." this was in her classroom with her students while they were taking a test.
h. After about 15 minutes I went back to Ms. Boobies room, I was scared. I took a test, then a substitute got there and Ms. Boobie said, "No one talk about what happened this morning."
i. Victim was terrified, crying, embarrassed and confused.
12. The same day his brother was interrogated about the rabbit.
a. A 4th faculty member pulled Victim's brother from his 5th grade class to ask him what happened with the rabbit but no one asked if Ms. Boobie gave us the rabbit.
b. Ms. Boobie told many staff members including but not limited to (2 ladies) in the office, and 5 teachers that we let the rabbit get away and let it die and they are under the impression that we maliciously concealed information. She did not tell them that she gave us the rabbit 4 months ago and never asked about it again.
13. During these 3 school days, and the weekend I received nothing in writing from the teacher or school about the rabbit or the incident. I did, however, receive a borage of insulting, irrational text messages Friday from Ms. Boobie before I ever spoke to my son Victim. Before I knew the torture, harassment, bullying and embarrassment Ms. Boobie and Ms. Fluffy subjected my son to in a place he is supposed to feel safe and encouraged. Both women acted inappropriately with no respect for my child or their own professionalism. They abused their authority, spread rumors about my kids and me without allowing me to be there to protect him, speak for him and defend ourselves.
It is irrelevant that Ms. Boobie asked us to keep the rabbit, although, it is disturbing that she forgot for 4 months. Regardless what she was accusing my 9 year old son of doing, her abuse towards him and her behavior amongst her coworkers and other students is reprehensible.
(time line for curious minds)
1. 1st week of August 2015 - Meet and Greet for 4th grade teachers, parents and students.
a. Ms. B explained to the parents and students that each weekend a different student would have the responsibility of caring for the class pet (a rabbit) at their houses.
b. Ms. B also asked if anyone wanted to adopt the rabbit permanently stating that her husband was allergic to the rabbit so she was not able to take it home.
2. Nov 6, 2015 - victims turn to take the rabbit home for the weekend.
a. I picked the rabbit and all it's belonging up from the school office. Again, Ms. B gave victim the option to keep the rabbit.
3. Nov 20, 2015 - I received a text message from Ms. B
a. Ms. B asked if we would take the rabbit home for Thanksgiving break as she had forgotten to make arrangements and couldn't take him home because of her husbands allergies.
b. Ms. B again suggested that we permanently take possession of the rabbit. I told her we would love to have the rabbit and we would use the Thanksgiving break to see if he was a good fit for our family.
4. Dec 4, 2015 - I received a text message from Ms. B again.
a. Ms. B stated that she again forgot to make arrangements for the rabbit that weekend so I agreed to take the rabbit and also committed to caring for the rabbit during the Christmas break.
b. I also communicated to Ms. B thru a text reply that we were strongly considering adopting the rabbit.
5. Dec 7, 2015
a. I communicated via text message and a handwritten note sent with Victim that we decided to keep the rabbit permanently.
6. Dec 9, 2015
a. Ms. B sent the remaining supplies for the rabbit home with Victim.
7. The school week prior to Christmas break
a. Ms. B was on morning car loop duty. As I dropped Victim off at school she opened the car door and greeted us enthusiastically saying, "So you decided to keep Beau? I will miss him but he will be much happier with y'all."
b. I told her, "yes, we love him, I can bring him to visit the class anytime you want."
8. Ms. B never asked about the rabbit again.
9. End of January
a. Our rabbit escaped
b. Victim was very upset, cried on a couple occasions on different days, asked to put out signs
c. I told him that the rabbit was so tame that someone surely picked him up.
10. March 18th, 2016 at school
a. A student who was helping Ms. B that morning before school her Victim lost the rabbit.
b. Ms. B accosted Victim in front of peers screaming: