Just wanted to share this Letter to the Editor from my local newspaper. http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=386227 I know kids who go to this school (and have a 4th grader and 2nd grader of my own, all caught up in this recent 'silly band' craze). And, I have emails in to the two school board members who I know personally, to see if they can share any more details with me that might explain this at all from the school's point of view. But, from what this letter says, it's simple sadism on the part of the teacher -and- encouraging bullying behavior on the part of the students. I'm aching inside right now, imagining my own highly sensitive son or even my 'normally sensitive' daughter in the place of the scapegoated student for the day. I'm hoping that my school board friends (who also have children right around that same age) can either explain this or let me know that the teacher has been removed from a teaching position for the time being.