My son was called Lazy!

United States
October 9, 2008 5:53pm CST
My 11 year old son is in orchestra this year, he plays the chello. His music instructor told the students who play the chello to take the elevator to the music room to avoid damaging the instruments. today a teacher cornered these students and berated them about using the elevator calling them lazy. When they told her the instructor told them to use it she told them she didn't care who told them to they were not allowed because she said so. I see this as verbal abuse do you? What do you think I should do,should I contact the principle or let it go?
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@psspurgeon1 (1110)
• United States
10 Oct 08
I would definitly see the principal. The kids were only following directions from an authority figure and to be berated for this is un called for. I would make sure to get things cleared up. If that crappy teacher has a problem with them taking the elevator, she needs to be an adult like her position calls for and talk to the teacher that told them to do it. I wonder if the rude one has ten year in. If so, there may not be much they can do to her except to call her out on her immature behavior but I'd do all I could to make sure something was done. I would also request an apology to my child for this. I have actually done that before with my daughters bible school teacher. I got an apology, she got her bad behavior called out on. You know, with our kids, we have to be the one to stick up for them. Doesn't seem like many others will... I'm sorry your son had to be bullied by an authority figure, I hope it all works out for you...
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• United States
11 Oct 08
Victory for my son, I spoke with his principal and he now has a laminated pass to use the elevator whenever he has orchestra. Although I would have like to see the woman bullied and verbally chastised for her mistreatment of my son and his friends, at least he was heard and they offered a solution for the future.
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• United States
12 Oct 08
Congrats!
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• United States
12 Oct 08
Good for you! Did they make her apologise at least? I hope your son has the chance to whip that pass out and stick it in her face!!!
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• United States
9 Oct 08
I see it as verbal abuse and I would call the principle, there really is no need to call people names. And ahe didn't even ask why they took the elevator. Clearly she needs a reality check.
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• United States
10 Oct 08
Thank you for your response, I was livid when he told me this and thought I may be overreacting because he is my child.
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• United States
10 Oct 08
I don't think that your overreacting. I highly doubt that this is the first time she has acted like this and other people are underreacting.
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• United States
10 Oct 08
That is a good point... wonder how many other poor kids get bullied by this rude woman who calls herself a teacher. If that's all she has to offer in her position is rude behavior and negativity, she needs to be reacted upon..
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@idowrite72 (2214)
• United States
14 Nov 08
I think it is verbal abuse and I would contact someone since they were given a directive from one instructor and then it was contradicted by another. It is not fair to the student to have to choose which teacher they should listen to. The dirtections given should have been shared with the staff so all were made aware that they were given permission to use the elevator. I once had a basketball coach tell my daughter that she was stupid. I was not one to interfere with anything at the school unless I waas called in or there was a problem and I was always at the games. When my daughter came to me crying after the game I went straight to the coach and told him off right then and there since my daughter was an honors student and certainly wasn't stupid. He apologized to us both and hadn't even realized that he had said it. (it hadn't been said to just her but to several of the girls or the team, as a whole, but my daughter took it very personally, as she should.)