A mother is speaking out after a teacher reprimanded her first-grade daughter for drawing on her desk by taking the desk away and forcing the child to sit on the floor.
It happened at Westwood Elementary School in Houston, Texas.
The girl’s mother received an email from the teacher when the incident first happened.
“She lost her recess. She went to the principal’s office and then she had to wash the desk — and that was it. I was never told that the desk was removed,” the girl’s mother told KHOU.
The girl’s mother said the girl’s desk was gone the next day, and that the girl was reportedly told she wouldn’t be getting her desk back until second grade.
The girl sat on the floor for more than four weeks before she told her parents what was going on.
KHOU reports school officials investigated and reprimanded the teacher for her classroom management.
Meanwhile, the mom has hired an attorney and filed a grievance with school district. She also withdrew her child from the school and found a new school for her next year.
Editor’s note: The family did not want to be identified but still wanted to share their story.