After Using Clothespins to Quiet Students.Four little kindergarten students in Amanda, Ohio, were talking too much in class. So, their substitute teacher put clothespins (the spring-type) on their lips to shush them.

Ruth Ann Stoneburner, a retired school nurse who had worked as a substitute for several years, confirmed to [Principal Mike] Johnsen that she had used the clothespin discipline March 26, he said.Stoneburner will not work again in the Amanda-Clearcreek district and was being reported to the state education department, Superintendent J.B. Dick said Wednesday.

Officials found out about the discipline after a parent complained. The students weren’t hurt, but the punishment isn’t condoned by the district, Dick said.

I can almost sympathize with her — but what was she thinking?

Teacher accused of quieting students with clothespins – CNN.com | Kate blogs at The Original Musings.

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