By: Krystle Crossman
When you send your children to school you are trusting the teacher and other staff members to keep an eye on your children and keep them safe. A school in New Jersey located in Mullin Township is now being asked “where was the teacher?” after two kindergarten children were found in a bathroom “having s*x”.
Teacher Kelly Mascio opened the door to a bathroom in the classroom and found a boy and a girl in the closet, naked. She asked what they were doing and they told her that they were having s*x. Hopefully they just thought that “having s*x” meant just taking off your clothes. The teacher reported the incident right away. It still begs the question, where was the teacher or a staff member when these two students went into a bathroom and had enough time to get in there and get undressed?
Mascio has been a teacher for 15 years but she is currently suspended with pay and may even lose her job over the incident. The Board of Education has decided to file charges against the teacher and the police were brought in to investigate as well. They claim that she is supposed to be responsible for the children and this incident may lead parents and members of the school to not be able to trust this teacher again.
Even though this may stem from a lack of supervision on the teacher’s part, is it her fault? Or has she been forced into a classroom with too many children and not help in the classroom? School classroom sizes are getting bigger and bigger and it is both the students and the teachers that suffer. Was she in a situation where she couldn’t handle watching so many children at one time? If so, did she ask for any help? Either way a teacher is supposed to be there at all times to know what is going on in the classroom and to know that the children are not harming themselves or others.