President Stable Genius and Secretary of “Alternative” Education Betsy DeVos has been informing the rest of us that the best way to deal with the problem of gun violence in schools is to have teachers carry around guns to protect from all the bad guys with easily-obtained AR-15s and other killing machines — and Monday we learned of yet another example of how fucking stupid of an idea that is.
A teacher at Kingsway Christian Academy in Florida — one of those places DeVos wants to give students as part of her whole “school choice” thing — has been arrested after she stomped on a 5-year-old for allegedly not loving Jesus enough.
Diane Williams, an awful human being who has likely been abusing children for all of her 12 years at Kingsway Christian Academy, was taken into custody last week and charged with child abuse. The Miami Herald reports:
According to a police report, on March 8, a caretaker at Kingsway noticed a bruise on the foot of one of Williams’ young students and asked what happened.
The 5-year-old boy reported that Williams sent him to the private prayer room to “sit on the bench and talk to Jesus,” after he was acting out. He told the caretaker he sat in the room for a few minutes and did not see Jesus.
“When [Williams] entered the room a few minutes later, the teacher stomped on the student’s foot, leaving a bruise, according to the arrest affidavit.
Deputies said that video footage “completely” corroborates what the child said about the stomping.
Williams, 53, was released from the Orange County Jail on $1,000 bond after being arrested on Thursday. The Department of Children and Families is investigating.
“We love our children. They are precious to us and precious to God,” the school said in a statement defending her actions despite the massive amount of evidence showing how horrible she is. “Mrs. Williams is an amazing teacher and loved by her hundreds of students from over the years, their parents and grandparents.”
Now…imagine if Mrs. Williams had a gun. Imagine if her anger could be channeled through something far more dangerous than her foot. Imagine a school who, based on their statement regarding this attack on a child, would defend her. And imagine a Secretary of Education whose primary effort is to funnel children into Kingswood and a President who would stand by his belief that people like Williams should be armed.
Seem crazy? It is. But that’s where we’re at.
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