The principal at Beaver Ridge Elementary in Gwinnett is accused of ordering a student to shock himself with a toy the boy brought to class.
When the boy was sent to the office for bringing the low current pen to school, Principal Esther Adames-Jimenez made the boy shock himself with the toy, according to school officials.
District leaders learned of the incident after the school staff reported it.
Supposedly the principal wanted to teach the student a lesson. Do you think she went too far?
The story explains this isn’t the first time the principal used questionable judgment. Gwinnett human resources officials investigated her last school year over concerns she mishandled exams.
She was placed on paid administrative leave from another system in 1999 over allegation that she disciplined a 4-year-old who bit classmates by holding that student down so his victims could bite him back. The principal called the allegations false.
The principal won’t be back next year but she will be allowed to remain at the school until this year ends. The district has placed a second principal at the school to shadow Adames-Jimenez for the rest of the year.
If the district doesn’t trust the principal to be the only leader at the school, why are they letting her finish out the year?
UPDATE: Wednesday’s story says parents are split on the discipline Adames-Jimenez handed down.