Wichita teacher accused of cyber-bullying child no longer in classroom

Published: Oct. 3, 2018 at 4:24 PM CDT
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The Wichita school district Wednesday confirms a

is no longer teaching in the same classroom.

The child's mother says the post included a caption that poked fun at her daughter.

Eyewitness News learned about the incident Monday, and Wednesday, confirmed through a letter to parents at Gammon Elementary School that a long-term sub is replacing the teacher in the kindergarten classroom.

The letter from Gammon Principal Jeanie Ybarra-Wakins says as follows:

"On behalf of the Gammon administration, I would like to inform you that there will now be a long-term substitute teacher providing instruction for you Kindergarten student in room 21. The long-term sub will be a part of our Gammon staff for the remainder of the semester. We are currently looking for a full-time to start after the first of the year. We appreciate your cooperation and support at this time."

Monday, the Wichita school district confirmed it was investigating the matter, but did not indicate what, if any action it would take. The district also has not confirmed whether the teacher is still employed with USD 259.

Wednesday, the child's mother says she wants more action against the teacher and even plans to hire an attorney. She says her daughter's teacher sent her an apology letter, but it's not enough.

"I don't accept her apology because it wasn't sincere," she says. "She only wrote it to save herself, and it didn't work."

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