Teacher Shaves Intellectually disabled Student’s Armpit In Class

RePosted: From the huffington post

A school in Victoria, Australia is in a bit of a scrape after a teacher shaved the armpit of a 14-year-old special education student in class.

The girl’s underarm hair was removed against her will by an unidentified teacher during a class on personal care at the Wangaretta District Specialist School, a faciliity children with intellectual and physical disabilities, according to 3AW.

“I spoke to the teacher the very next day and she told me she has the right to do it, it’s part of the curriculum,” Melissa Woods, the student’s mother, told the station on Thursday.

Woods told the Herald Sun that she knew shaving was going to be covered in the class, but she had no idea the teacher was going to make an example out of her daughter.

The girl, who has ADHD and a neurodevelopmental disorder known as microcephaly, was distraught after the incident.

“She came home in tears and said, ‘They shaved my arms’, and that she hadn’t wanted it done,’’ she told the Herald Sun.

Woods says the teacher told her that her daughter would get made fun of if she didn’t shave her armpits.

School principal Libby Hosking said that in the future teachers would “definitely seek specific permission” for that kind of thing, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Hosking also noted, “It’s not to say that shaving armpits needs to occur, it’s just an option.”

Author: disabledaccessdenied

I am a disabled woman who through no fault of my own has wheels under my ass. I rely on the decency and common sense of local, state and federal goverments, as well as the retail community to abide by the disabled access laws and provide adequate ramps, disabled toilets, and not use them as store rooms or broom closets. This blog exists to find the offenders and out them, inform them, and report them if necessary and shame them into doing the right thing when all else fails.

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