A Texas parent was shocked by the obscene drawing her son’s high school teacher scribbled on his class assignment Monday — a penis.
According to the El Paso Independent School District, Language Arts teacher Kim Juzdowski admitted to sketching a penis across the Chapin High teen’s work. She did it to make a figurative statement because the teen “wasn’t doing anything in class,” according to ABC affiliate KVIA-7. The boy’s mom, Sandra Green, was not amused when she discovered the image on her son’s social media.
“She admitted to embarrassing the children rather than punishing them,” Green told KVIA-7, adding: “I’m an educator myself so I said, there’s no way the teacher really did this.”
Green emailed Juzdowski, who verified the inappropriate artistic commentary on her son’s assignment. According to Green, Juzdowski apologized by email, writing: “I’m sorry (blank) took offense and I totally understand if you would like to meet with an administrator and have him moved.”
Although Green wants the teacher removed, El Paso school district officials told her that was not going to happen. “Their reasoning was that she admitted it,” Green said. “Had she denied it she would have been removed from the school immediately. But because she admitted it they said it shows she’s willing to change.”
Now, Green wants her son transferred to another school. She told KVIA-7 she filed a grievance and also asked for transportation to be provided. The process could take more than a month since the school board must first approve it.
“If it was a man teacher doing it to a female student, they would have taken this totally serious,” Green said. “But because it’s the other way around I think they’re letting the light side go on it. And I just want him out of the environment.”
KVIA-7 attempted to reach Juzdowski for her side of the story but she declined to comment through her attorney.
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