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"Ms. Kilpatrick asked [my son], did he want to see her toes, and he was, like, okay, I'll look at your toes," explained Denise Strozier, the boy's mother. "So, a student that was his friend and another student took his hands and put them down, behind his back, and she stood there and allowed these children to push my son to the ground, and he licked her toes. And she gave him candy."
“He said that [the teacher] says, ‘Well, everybody else has candy. And if you lick my toes, you can have some candy,’ And I said, ‘Are you sure that's what you [heard?]’” Strozier said. “He said, ‘Yes, ma'am, all my friends were there and I licked her toes, and I got candy.’”
Strozier says one of her son's friends also wrote in his yearbook a note similar to what she says the teacher wrote.
Strozier called the principal to complain, and she said the initial response from the school was simply to offer Strozier and her son a replacement yearbook, but only if she returned the one with the teacher's writing in it.
Originally quoted by KLSyesca:
the teacher should be forced to lick the childs right after the child went poo poo ..that will teach the so called teacher that you can NOT force anything on anyone!!!!
“Well, my first reaction was nothing inappropriate happened because that's just not Jodi,” said Jennifer Foster.
“I was just so sad to see this happen to her, because it's just not who she is,” said Jennifer Applegate. “She's just the kind of teacher that you would want your child to be in her class.
Dina Shumake said the accusation could scare teachers away from befriending their students.
“Jodi's there for them, and now, you know, what is this telling our teachers -- you can't even get close to them,” Shumake said.
“They just aren't going to know what's appropriate and what's not, and it's going to scare them into thinking that any little thing could be misconstrued,” Applegate said.