Teacher Jumps On Hood Of Car To Keep Woman From Cutting Through Parking Lot

Here's what happened...

A woman named Rita Trimmer-Ray was running late getting her daughter to school on time for some testing. So instead of waiting in the very back of the drop-off line at the high school, she decides to cut through the nearby elementary school's parking lot. The woman intentionally bypasses cones and a teacher telling her turn around, believing that being late gives her the right to ignore the safety rules set in place to keep the elementary students crossing the parking lot safe. Then a second teacher tells her to turn around... and after ignoring the warning again, this teacher got on the hood of her car.

So the woman recorded him, and took her story to the news.

 

The school issued a statement that they did not condone the employee's actions:

While it is important for all of our parents and visitors to follow proper traffic flow patterns to ensure the safety of all students, we do not condone employees using any physical means to stop a vehicle. There were several witnesses to the incident, and district administrators are reviewing the circumstances and will take appropriate action.

We understand that video of the incident was shared, and it is our hope that this incident can be used as a learning opportunity for all of our community as we stress the importance of adhering to the arrival and dismissal processes that are in place for the safety of all pedestrians. While we applaud the efforts of our staff to ensure safety at all times, this has to be balanced with their overall safety as well.

However, parents are coming to the teacher's defense, saying he was just trying to keep the children safe and shouldn't be used as a 'scapegoat' by the administration. 

Watch the video below, or read more here.

 
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