MASKING TAPE: Teacher Tapes Face Mask to Student, Traumatizes Child

The recent COVID spike has everyone on edge.

A Las Vegas mother is calling for the resignation of a substitute elementary school teacher; the sub allegedly taped a mask to her 9-year old’s face after he’d forgotten to wear one.

“He was very upset. He was crying. He was humiliated,” the parent told KVVU-TV.

When the boy got up to get a drink of water without his mask, “the teacher ‘pulled him up in front of the classroom’ and ‘taped the mask across the top of his face,’ the distraught mother claimed, adding that this caused the boy’s classmates to burst out laughing. The educator also reportedly slapped a second layer of adhesive to the top of the boy’s forehead,” the New York Post reports.

Clark County has mandated masks in schools since July, but this incident was not the way the school district wanted the mandate enforced.

“The district is aware of the isolated incident and is dealing with the employee through the proper channels. The principal proactively notified the family of the investigation,” said the Clark County School District in a statement.