Controversy at NW Indiana school over punishment of 5-year-old
The owner and administrator of Children of the Earth Montessori School in Highland had some explaining to do at a meeting scheduled for parents, Friday night.
This all started last week when a 5-year old student told his parents he was forced to wear a diaper over his clothes at school for “acting like a baby.”
School administrator Alejandra Keefe says a teacher’s aide, who put the diaper on the child, was fired and the lead teacher in the classroom is suspended indefinitely.
“There was no excuse for either of the two teachers present in the classroom at that moment. They made a really bad choice. One person because she did it and the other one because she didn’t stop it,” said Keefe.
The school serves about 50 children, ages 2 to 6. Keefe says she is investigating whether any other students were disciplined with diapers.