The mother of a nine-year-old boy has been left seething and is considering taking legal action after a teacher at his school allegedly taped a mask onto his face.
According to The New York Post, the boy had forgotten to wear a mask when he got up during class for a drink of water. The incident took place in Las Vegas, in the United States (US).
“I was furious, furious. I was scared for my son on what kind of long-term effect it is going to have on him socially, the fact that the entire class was laughing,” she told Fox 5 Las Vegas.
The mom added that she has since filed a report with police over the matter.
She said that the teacher, whose identity was unclear, did not even tell the boy to put a mask on.
“She, instead, pulled him up in front of the classroom in front of all of the students and she then taped the mask across the top of his face,” she said.
The mom said her son told her that it was not an isolated incident and claimed other students also had their masks taped on their faces.
She told Fox 5 Las Vegas that the boy later went to the office, with the tape still on his face, to pick up homework that had been dropped off for him when an administrator noticed and told the school principal.
The Clark County School District (which the school falls under) confirmed that they were taking measures to address the alleged incident.
“The district is aware of the isolated incident and is dealing with the employee through the proper channels. The principal proactively notified the family of the investigation,” they said in a short statement.