Teacher Hangs A Special Needs Kid Head First Inside A Trash Can To Teach Him A Lesson, Or Something?
Source- A Cobb County special education teacher was charged with cruelty to children after putting a student with autism in a trash can and comparing him to Oscar the Grouch.
According to the warrant issued by Cobb Schools Police, an employee at Mt. Bethel Elementary witnessed special needs teacher Mary Katherine Pursley holding a second grade boy upside down by his legs above a trash can. The witness saw Pursley lower the boy into the trash can up to his shoulders.
Police say the incident happened during the after school program. The boy came inside upset about another student bothering him. He was screaming and would not calm now. According to the warrant, that's when Pursley talked with the victim about Oscar the Grouch and his "trashy behavior" and told him, "if he has trashy behavior like Oscar, he'd go in the trash can."
After hanging him upside down inside the trash can, Purley allegedly asked, "Are you going to stop yelling now?" The boy was crying, yelling, and screaming "stop".
Math teachers are good at math. Science teachers understand science. English teachers are well versed in the english language. Turns out this Special Needs teacher is just very good at being special herself. If the field is 'Special Needs' then this woman, who held a child with Autism up by his ankles inside a trash can, is an expert. How else do you explain this incident? From a yelling mentally handicapped child to 'Oscar the Grouch' with only one degree of separation? Does that sound like the progression of a rational, fully functioning human being? It's no wonder this woman never made the jump to high school educator. That whole 'Sesame Street' analogy went south quicker than her job prospects. I'm not 100% certain how the legal system works, but this has insanity plea written all over it. Better to wave the white flag than to attempt to justify her actions. Claiming that you are incapable of thinking will garner far more sympathy than trying to explain why you just decided not to do it.
Maybe we should just skip the jail sentence and turn this woman from a teacher to a classmate. Seems to me that she could use a little schooling on how to exist in society. Can't wait to see how she handles getting bothered during the after school program. Better not head back inside lady, or we'll send in the principle to show you the best view of the inside of a 'Rubbermaid'. Only one way to learn, right? Maybe next time you won't be so 'trashy'. I kind of wish it was socially acceptable to throw people in the trash when they wouldn't shut up. That's how I would resolve literally all of my conflicts. However, even then I would steer clear of Autistic children. Then again if Ms. Pursley was smart enough to avoid that situation she wouldn't need to get sent back to 2nd grade in the first place.