Mikiline Lester, a Georgian sixth-grader at Hephzibah Middle School, was in math class when a classmate grabbed him by throat. Lester fought back, which is what got him into trouble.
His mother, Janice Williams, is furious about the situation. He son was having trouble breathing and he had to fight back against the assailant.
Lester often has breathing problems and sees a neurologist for this condition as well as some others.
When the mother asked her son where the teacher was during the conflict, as she should have been the one to defend him and de-escalate the situation, her son told her that she was “Asleep.”
A student took a picture of the teacher, who was actually asleep and posted the photo on social media. The school definitely received a complaint about this, but the parent was told that nothing can be done.
This substitute teacher is no longer welcome in Hephzibah Middle School, but will still be allowed to sub in other schools in the district.
A Georgia mother is seeking answers after her middle school son was allegedly choked by another student while a substitute teacher snoozed during class – a nap that was caught on camera and posted to social media. According to WRDW-TV, Mikiline Lester, a sixth-grader, was in his math class at Hephzibah Middle School in Richmond County when he claims that a classmate grabbed him by the throat. Mikiline fought back, an action that got him in trouble.
“They [school officials] said ‘well, he punched another child and struck blood’; because he did that he is going to be sent to tribunal,” Janice Williams, Mikiline’s mother, told the station. Williams said that Mikiline has breathing problems and also sees a neurologist. She said her son told her that he couldn’t breathe, so he punched the student choking him.
When Williams asked Mikiline where the teacher was during the confrontation, she was told: “Asleep.”
A picture of the sleepy educator was snapped by a student and posted to social media.