A 7-year-old Colorado girl came home with a note from the teacher. The note, according to the girl's father, used nicknames and included a photo of the male teacher...........sticking his tongue out.
"As I read over the letter, it was concerning since it had the teacher's face and he was using pet names to refer to her," Cary Reed, the child's father, said.
"We felt it was inappropriate and grooming behaviors," said the dad.
Reed told the news station that his daughter, who is a second-grader at Aurora Academy Charter School, showed him the note from the fourth-grade teacher. The note reportedly included the male teacher calling the 7-year-old nicknames like "stinky butt" and "crazy head" and included the teacher's photo.
The teacher, who is not even Reed's daughter's teacher, gave the girl a second note that reportedly asked for the young girl's friendship. Reed says that he'd seen enough and went to the school to speak with officials. Reed said he was shocked to learn that after he spoke with members of the school, no disciplinary actions were taken against the teacher. According to Reed, school officials spoke with the teacher, who told them he wouldn't do it again.
"Given the concerning nature of the situation, we just wanted [the] school to be a little bit more proactive," Reed said.
The teacher's name has not been released, since he has not been charged with a crime.
Reed received a letter from the school noting that the teacher "understands his behavior was inappropriate. He assures me it will not happen again."
Parents, pay attention to your children, and pay closer attention to those around your children. Sometimes the people who seem the safest are actually the most dangerous.