Our six-year-old son handed us a note. His teacher called my wife and me in for an emergency meeting. We asked our son if he had any idea why and he said: “She didn’t like a drawing I did.” We went in the next day and his teacher pulled the drawing below out and said, “I asked him to draw his family and.
Namely, the parents sharing this story explained how the teacher called them one day and said they needed to go to the school for some serious talk.
Before they went to their son’s school they asked him if he did anything wrong, but he simply replied that his teacher didn’t like what he drew.
“We went in the next day and his teacher pulled out the drawing and said, ‘I asked him to draw his family and he drew this, would you mind explaining?’” the father shared on his social media.
The drawing depicted what looked like four people with cords around their necks. And well, if anyone didn’t know what the boy was trying to draw the drawing itself does seem alarming.
The mom and dad explained that the photo actually showed the family snorkeling off the Bahamas.
The dad’s post, however, opened an online discussion of whether the teacher’s act of alarming them over the drawing was justified or not.
Some said that she should have asked the child about it first, but others argued that a six-year-old could not be even telling the truth.
“This is bloody hysteria,” one person wrote. “Seriously, who needs that drama.”
“Emergency meeting over this? I know it’s not the best drawing but I think it’s pretty clear…” another user wrote.
“What kind of teacher was this?” another wondered. “Children are innocent… they take pleasure from innocent drawings.”
Those in favor of the teacher’s reaction said things like, “I would want to know, even if it’s a false alarm… it’s better safe than sorry,” and “The teacher did the right thing. These interventions have saved lives. Seriously.”
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