According to CNN, two, sick and delusional, Louisiana teachers, Ann Marie Shelvin and Tracy Gallow are facing criminal charges for bullying and having other students bully an 11-year-old student.
Deputies said Shelvin, a teacher at Washington Elementary, threatened to fail three of her students if they didn’t fight the girl. She also allegedly told the bullied girl to “go and kill herself.”
A student involved in the incident told deputies that Shelvin forced her to start a fight that resulted in several students sent to the principal’s office.
The student said she was told if she didn’t fight the girl, Shelvin would refuse to help her with her class work just like she refuses to help the 11-year-old.
The student told deputies she was scared she’d be treated like the bullied girl if she didn’t comply.
Shelvin was eventually removed from school and Gallow, a former teacher’s aide, took over her class.
The girl’s mother told police that Gallow retaliated against the girl for reporting Shelvin to the principal.
School survelliance cameras caught Gallow pushing the girl onto the school bleachers on two occasions, the sherrif’s office said.
When questioned by police, Gallow admitted pushing the student because she felt the girl was too upset to go start her testing.
A school board official Anthony Stanberry, said the school was disturbed by the news.
“As a St. Landry Parish school board member, St. Landry is not going to tolerate it. Whatever action needs to be taken care of to handle the situation is what we plan to do. “
The school district said it is investigating the allegations. St. Landry Parish School Board supervisor of personnel Matthew Scroggins said:
“We want to to assure the school community that we take these allegations very seriously and we are doing everything to protect the health, safety and welfare of our students.”
Sheriff Guidroz said the mother did the right thing by reporting the bullying to the school board.
“Students should not have to attend school and be bullied especially by teachers that are there for their education, guidance and safety.”
The teachers are charged with malfeasance in office, intimidation and interference in school operations.