Teacher accused of taping face mask onto 9-year-old student after he forgot to wear it in class

A “furious” mum is calling for the resignation of a substitute teacher who allegedly taped a face mask to her nine-year-old son after he allegedly forgot to wear it in class.

“He went to get a sip of water, forgot to put the mask on. The teacher did not tell him to put it back on or send him to the office, she instead pulled him up in front of the classroom in front of all of the students and she then taped the mask across the top of his face,” the mother said.  She said the teacher then put more tape from the boy’s nose to his forehead.

An administrator noticed the tape on the child’s face when he went to their office to pick up homework his dad had dropped off for him. They took the tape off his face and notified the principal, who went to the classroom and notified the parents of the child about what had happened.

The incident occurred in a primary school in Las Vegas, where masks have been mandatory in schools, regardless of age of Covid vaccination status, in Clark County School District classrooms since July.

“He was very upset. He was crying. He was humiliated,” the anonymous parent told local Fox outlet KVVU-TV of the incident, which occurred at Reedom Elementary School in Mountain’s Edge. “I don’t think this woman has any business teaching children.”

“I was furious, furious. I was scared for my son on what kind of long-term effect it is going to have on him socially, the fact that the entire class was laughing,” the mother said. The mother said it is not a political issue for her as she has no problem with the mask mandate in the Clark County School District but said ‘corporal punishment in schools’ should not be happening. 

She has since filed a report with police. The Clark County School District released a statement saying they were conducting an investigation, but claimed it was an isolated incident. “The district is aware of the isolated incident and is dealing with the employee through the proper channels. The principal proactively notified the family of the investigation,” CCSD said. 



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