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Teacher Reprimanded After Disciplining Students in Unusual Way

"I didn't like it. I don't agree with it."

An Ohio teacher who forced her students to stand in the rain Friday as a form of discipline has reportedly been reprimanded.

Chillicothe City Schools Superintendent Jon C. Saxton told WBNS-TV that the school principal has talked with the teacher about the incident and let the individual know the school does not condone such disciplinary measures.

“We will provide some support for this teacher, a first year teacher, to give her some better techniques that she can use to try to get classroom behavior under control,” Saxton said.

On Friday, Saxton said the teacher had students re-enter the classroom after they failed to settle down when they initially came in.

"Students were basically moved back out to re-enter the classroom appropriately, and the teacher had them remain outside, by the classroom, for more than a few minutes,” he said.

According to the superintendent, the students were lined up outside for several minutes before other teachers noticed them and moved them back into the classroom.

Steve Linton, whose child attends the Ohio school, told WBNS-TV he was unhappy about the teacher's conduct.

"I didn't like it. I don't agree with it. I mean, I don't know why anybody would take them outside,” he said.

Featured image courtesy of Shutterstock.

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