Out Of Pocket: South Carolina Teacher Throws Away First Grader’s Shoes For Fidgeting During Class

- By Bossip Staff

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Teacher Throws Away Child’s Shoes

The parents of a 6-year-old who believe their child was bullied by her teacher are reeling. Little Taraji Edwards of South Carolina told her parents she was humiliated when her teacher put her shoes in the trash.

Why? Because she was “fidgeting” during class.

WSPA reports:

Two Upstate parents are looking for answers after they said a teacher threw away their first-grader’s shoes at Bryson Elementary in Simpsonville last week.

Six-year-old Taraji Edward’s mother said she knew there was a problem when she was getting her daughter ready for school the next day.

“She began to cry, ‘no mommy I don’t want to wear those sandals’,” Chartrese Edwards.

Edwards said she asked her daughter why, and that’s when her daughter told her the teacher had thrown them away the day before.

“I was messing with my shoes, and the teacher told me eight times or seven, and I never listened,” Taraji said.

She said the strap was bothering her in math class last week.

Taraji said the teacher made her walk around barefoot for a while before she was told she could go get her shoes from the trash and put them back on her feet.

Taraji said she felt singled out. “I feel embarrassed, and I did not like how she treated me… that’s not a way I can make friends,” she said.

Edwards said she did speak with the principal and teacher at the school.

“She easily confessed,” Edwards said. ‘Yes I did.’ I told her to leave the shoes alone, and she did not listen to me.’”

The teacher has yet to face disciplinary action.

Parents, what would you do if your child’s teacher threw away their shoes???

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