My daughter's teacher filed a police report stating that my daughter drove by her home and followed her in her car. The teacher and my daughter have a history due to a break in their "Friendship". The following email was sent to the school and explains the history behind this allegation. Please advise. This teacher is unstable but PA has a strong teacher union.
I wanted for you to be aware of several facts regarding the accusations
that The teacher is making. First, we have three eye witnesses that would testify in court that My daughter was in another town, at work during the time that The teacher claims to have seen her near her home. The witnesses include a Campus Police Officer and two employee's of Subway. We are in the process of having Police retrieve the surveillance tape from Subway - our only concern is knowing how often the tape records over (it could be a 48 hour tape loop). She was at Subway (25 miles away from the teacher’ home).
Secondly, as a parent, I need to know what rights my daughter has to an
education. She has missed 6 days of school and is
being asked to stay home again today. I am concerned for my daughter, her reputation, our families reputation along with the pain and suffering that she is going through due to the false allegations of this teacher. If the teacher was in fear, why would she wait until Monday to speak with you and Tuesday to file a police report? In terms of the report, the actions of the yellow car that she claims to have seen did not break any laws and after our own intensive investigation, my husband and I are 100% confident that it wasn't My daughter. I would also like for you to be aware that The teacher stood outside of the doorway yesterday while My daughter was in class. If she is so concerned about My daughter, why would she stay in her line of vision? This is yet another action that is a concern to me as I feel that she is manipulating My daughter, causing her additional stress and demonstrating her inconsistency of her allegations. If she is in 'fear', why would she do this?
Moving forward, to protect My daughter from further allegations, we are
requiring her to call from her office landline every 1/2 hour when she is working at the university. She also will not be alone at any time without an adult to testify to her whereabouts.
My daughter babysat for The teacher on many occasions, went shopping with My daughter, her kids have stayed at my house, and The teacher also attended My daughter's birthday party. The teacher became 'friends' with My daughter and crossed over the teacher-student boundary.
I have strong reservations about sending my youngest child to the high school next year. I need to investigate other options for him as I feel at this point that you have an unstable employee who crossed the boundaries with a teacher-student relationship. To have the teachers union back such actions is another concern to me as parent.
Please advise me if I have any possible action that i can take regarding this manner.