By Lyn-z Roseberry, Reporter
You would never expect crayons and hot sauce would be used to violating the eighth amendment (cruel and unusual punishment.)
A special needs teacher, Lillian Gomez Is in hot water for coating crayons in hot sauce so that the autistic children wouldn’t eat them.
Parents of children are outraged that the school were allowing this to happen, and are calling the school’s administrators to terminate the teacher from her job.
“I was really upset. I couldn’t believe it. Honestly, I was like how can a teacher of so many years do something like that,” concerned family member, Karina Holguin, said.
“They got to be traumatized, especially for a kid who can’t express himself like any other children that can tell you this hurts or doesn’t hurt,” she added.
Luckily for Holguin, Gomez was suspended from her job, until a school hearing comes.
Apparently this isn’t the first use of discipline using hot sauce. A number of years ago Sylvia Guadalupe Tagle, 50, was found guilty for child abuse after allowing a special needs student to drink a soda laced with hot sauce, reported NBC.
August, Jessica Beagley, 36, was convicted of misdemeanor child abuse after putting hot sauce into her son’s mouth because he lied about trouble that he got into at school. The boy recorded the incident and Beagley is now facing up to a year in jail, with a 10,000 fine, according to the Huffington post.
I don’t understand why you would do something like this to someone as fragile as a kid with a disability of any form, or any kid for that matter. Only a cruel human being would be able to do something like this. I hope that the court finds this woman guilty, so we can stop this form of child abuse.