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Teacher Punished for Writing on Girl's Face

November 15, 1996|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A kindergarten teacher in Charleston, S.C., was suspended for writing "Where are my glasses?" with a marker on the face of a 5-year-old girl who had forgotten to wear them to school. The district superintendent said the teacher, who is white, used "extremely poor judgment." An attorney for the student, Nina Campbell, who is black, called the act racial. "She was branded," said Gary Ling, who said he plans to sue. "To me it fits right in with our latest church burnings and KKK incidents." Supt. Chip Zullinger said: "[The student is] probably going to remember this the rest of her life."

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