teacher comes under fire
Wanda English Burnett, Editor
A Milan elementary teacher came under media fire last week
when she allegedly made two male students wear hair bows and then
cut one of the students hair.
The story aired on WCPOs Channel 9, Cincinnati news at 11:00
p.m. Wednesday night and again the next day. It was also broadcast
on radio and other city television news stations.
The teacher, Jennifer Block, is said to have made two male students
- Brad Eggleston and Caleb Hackman, wear hair bows she borrowed
from a classmate, a girl. This was to keep their hair out of their
faces. The students were interviewed by Channel 9 news crews where
they told they had to wear the hair bows. Hackman said he asked
the teacher to give him a haircut and she complied. He told the
media, She combed my hair and then she cut it...
Jerry Hackman, father of Caleb, told the media he was concerned
because he wasnt notified by the school and said the process
was degrading. His son agreed telling Channel 9, It
was embarrassing, it didnt feel good.
While school officials said they couldn't discuss personnel matters,
Friday afternoon School Superintendent Andrew Jackson said the matter
had been investigated, resolved with both the parents and teacher,
and closed. Weve had nothing but positive feedback about
the teacher, he told the Osgood Journal.
A close friend of one of the familys involved, who wished
to remain anonymous said her child had Block for a teacher and thought
she was great. I was totally shocked when I heard about this,
she noted. Its really out of character for her.