North Penn officials say photo shows teacher taping mask to student's face

1/21/2022 7:15:00 AM

North Penn School District is responding to a photo circulating social media that appears to show a teacher taping a mask to a student's face. The district says 'no malice was intended' and that the teacher's actions were 'unacceptable.'

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North Penn School District is responding to a photo circulating social media that appears to show a teacher taping a mask to a student's face. The district says 'no malice was intended' and that the teacher's actions were 'unacceptable.'

North Penn School District is responding to a photo circulating social media that appears to show a teacher taping a mask to a student's face. The district says 'no malice was intended' and that the teacher's actions were 'unacceptable.'

The statement added that no further information could be provided. According to an update on the district's website from November, masks are required to be worn by students, staff, and school visitors while indoors ‘during high levels of community transmission.’

You can read the district's full statement below:"An image taken in one of our classrooms last week and circulating on social media does not represent the universal values that the North Penn School District strives to instill in both our students and staff. After an immediate investigation, it was determined that while the incident was isolated and no malice was intended, the actions of the teacher were entirely inappropriate and unacceptable, no matter the context. We understand that the act of taping a mask to a student’s face is concerning to many and apologize that it occurred. The matter is serious and it is being addressed with the employee. However, all personnel and student matters are confidential and no further information can be provided."

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The district says the matter is being addressed with the employee, but all personnel and student matters are confidential.While the largest school districts in North Texas — Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Garland and Plano — will have classes as usual, the surge in COVID-19 cases in Texas has resulted in deep cleanings and lights out for many schools.Wax said early this month that the U..

  The statement added that no further information could be provided.  According to an update on the district's website from November, masks are required to be worn by students, staff, and school visitors while indoors ‘during high levels of community transmission. Classes will resume Thursday, January 20.’ You can read the district's full statement below: "An image taken in one of our classrooms last week and circulating on social media does not represent the universal values that the North Penn School District strives to instill in both our students and staff.” Dean Ted Ruger said in a statement Tuesday that he had received multiple complaints since 2017 citing Wax’s behavior as disruptive to students and the school community. After an immediate investigation, it was determined that while the incident was isolated and no malice was intended, the actions of the teacher were entirely inappropriate and unacceptable, no matter the context. Classes will resume Monday January 24. We understand that the act of taping a mask to a student’s face is concerning to many and apologize that it occurred.

The matter is serious and it is being addressed with the employee. Classes will resume Monday January 24. However, all personnel and student matters are confidential and no further information can be provided."  ___ . Mesquite ISD will be closed Monday, January 17 for the MLK Jr.