OLENTANGY, Ohio (May 18, 2015) – An Ohio teacher saw a student bullying others and did something about. Her actions ended up getting her fired.
According to NBC 4, Nicole LeMire, who’s been a teacher for 14 years, saw a student at Glen Oak Elementary School blowing his nose on students and using bad language. She also saw him push another student to the ground.
She confronted him.
“I said, ‘Do you know how your actions and your words are hurting other students and your friends?’” she said. “That’s it.”
LeMire said the school then placed her on paid administrative leave and told her she was being investigated for publicly humiliating the student in question. Last week, the school board voted to terminate her contract.
Several people turned up at the meeting to voice their support for LeMire, but their actions didn’t dissuade the board.
According to NBC 4, the board’s official resolution said LeMire “asked students in her classroom to take turns saying how the student (“Student A”) had acted badly, violated rules or insulted them, and/or why Student A was annoying or had no friends. Ms. LeMire required Student A to listen to classmates’ complaints and refused to allow him to respond or defend himself against potentially embellished complaints.”
LeMire said she plans legal action against the district in the wake of her firing.