You will be in utter disbelief at the story of a student punished for using good manners. This happened in a K-7 school in North Carolina. The offending word that upset this teacher was ‘ma’mam.’ It is hard to imagine what the teacher’s thought process was for rejecting that show of respect. Not only was the student punished, but the teacher threatened him. Tamarion Bryant is a fifth grader and has obviously had some very good upbringing. His parents have responded to that action and here is what they said and did for their son.
As Written and Reported By Aaron Colen for The Blaze:
The parents of a North Carolina fifth grader are upset after their son was punished and threatened by a teacher for referring to her as “ma’am,” KTRK-TV reported.
The student, Tamarion, was forced to write lines during class for saying something most consider polite, responding “yes ma’am” to a female authority figure.
“He had a look of disappointment, shame,” said Tamarion’s father, McArthur Bryant, of his son’s demeanor after school that day. “At the end of the day as a father, to feel kind of responsible for that…knowing that I have been raising him and doing the best that I can, it’s not acceptable.”
In addition to having to fill a page front and back with the word “ma’am,” the teacher allegedly told Tamarion that she would’ve thrown something at him if she had something to throw.
The teacher admitted to saying that, but claims she was joking and that she figured Tamarion understood that she wasn’t serious.
The teacher sent Tamarion home with the punishment sheet to be signed by his parents……
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