12-20-2012, 02:10 PM #1
AL - Teacher accused of taping students together, Phenix City, 2012
Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:14 AM CST Updated: Dec 14, 2012 12:18 PM CST
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
PHENIX CITY, Ala. -
Authorities say an east Alabama teacher is accused of taping together two students who had not been getting along.
The teacher, 24-year-old Sierra Pettway, has been charged with two counts of willful abuse of a child in Phenix City.
Phenix City Superintendent Larry DiChiara said Pettway reported the incident herself to school officials on Tuesday. She's a first-year teacher at Phenix City Intermediate School.
It wasn't known early Friday whether she has an attorney.
DiChiara said Pettway is accused of wrapping together the forearms of a sixth-grade boy and girl "so they would have to sit arm to arm."
12-20-2012, 05:13 PM #2
so somewhat inappropriate but probably meant humorously.
And really HARMLESS-Beth In Alaska
12-20-2012, 08:52 PM #3
Well, I think it was very inappropriate and that teacher should be very glad it wasn't my child this was done to.
12-21-2012, 02:04 AM #4
There's only two ways to fix something here in Alabama....
with duct tape, or WD-40.
I'd say the other choice would have been worse.
01-29-2013, 03:14 PM #5
Neighbors support Phenix City teacher charged with abuse
Posted: Dec 14, 2012 3:44 PM CST Updated: Dec 15, 2012 5:27 AM CST
By Dante Renzulli
PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) -
People in the neighborhood who know Phenix City teacher Sierra Pettway well want to speak on her behalf.
Pettway is accused of taping two of her students together by their forearms because they weren't getting along.
She reported her actions to the principal of Phenix City Intermediate and was immediately suspended. She was later arrested and taken to jail for two counts of willful abuse of a child.
She faces a grand jury at a later date. As of Friday, no hearing had been scheduled in Russell County Court.
One man says he thinks the charges she is facing are too severe for the offense.
Read more: http://www.wtvm.com/story/20348975/n...ged-with-abuse
12-22-2014, 04:37 PM #6
While it really makes me laugh, I guess that is what passes for teachers education these days. "We don't care if you learn anything, but you are going to have diversity and get along if I have to tape, staple, or nail you together!""If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it."
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12-23-2014, 09:01 PM #8
It's nearly impossible to have any actions taken by social services when a teacher suspects a child is being beaten or horribly neglected by their own parents or guardians. How absurd that this teacher is under arrest for self-reporting the incident. Yes, it was a stupid thing to do, and she really should have known better, but arrest for taping their forearms together?
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