Kindergarten Teacher Has Kids 'Oink' at Messy Student
Result: A crying student and a one-day suspension for the instructor
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2011 5:57 PM CDT
A Tennessee teacher resorted to public ridicule to get a kindergartner to tidy up.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – More adventures in questionable teaching tactics: A kindergarten teacher in Tennessee earned a one-day suspension after she got students to circle the desk of a messy student, call him a pig, and "oink" at him repeatedly, reports the Knoxville News Senintel. Another teacher happened to walk in on the scene, complete with crying victim. It's "simply unbelievable," says the local school chief, who also ordered the veteran teacher to apologize to her class. At least it's not a mock slave auction or an inappropriate Facebook post.