Two Texas teachers have been charged with misdemeanors in an alleged incident in which kindergartners one-by-one slapped the reputed class bully.
The unidentified teachers included the classroom teacher who allegedly ordered the strange exercise last month and a colleague who allegedly did not report the incident to the principal.
The names of the two educators were not released; however, Amy Neely told ABC it was her 6-year-old son, Aiden, who took the brunt of the 24-child gauntlet.
"He was hit on the head, in the face, on the back. And all the kids hit him twice," said Neely. "He had friends in that class, and friends didn't want to hit him, but the teacher instructed them to hit him."
The Judson Independent School District near San Antonio fired the class teacher, and the district's police chief charged the two with official oppression, which ABC said generally means misuse of a public servant's position.
Neely said she was insisting the teacher be banned from the classroom permanently. "I just want to make sure that she isn't able to teach again," she said.