This just isn’t right!
A 4-year-old boy in Oklahoma was forced to write with his right hand at school this week.
No, he didn’t break his arm — it’s because his teacher apparently believes his natural left-handed status is evil!
The boy, Zayde, and his mother, Alicia Sands, are both surprised by the response of Oakes Elementary School in the small town of Okemah, Oklahoma.
Here’s how it went down: during a homework session last week, Alicia asked Zayde why he was writing with his right hand instead of his left.
“I just asked ├óΓé¼╦£Is there anything his teachers ever asked about his hands?’ And he raises [the left] one and says this one’s bad.”
So Alicia sent a note to the teacher, and got quite a strong response. The educator sent Alicia back an article (Oooh! An article!) calling left-handedness words like “sinister,” “evil,” and “unlucky.”
Alicia wasn’t taking any of it, going to the superintendent to see what could be done. She revealed:
“It breaks my heart for him because someone actually believes that, believes my child is evil because he’s left handed, it’s crazy. There was no suspension of any kind. There was basically nothing done to this teacher. She told them she thought I needed literature on it.”
Now, Alicia is going to put Zayde in another class just two months into his first school year — a weird transition for a kid who just started school, but maybe in the long run, it’ll be better for him… you know, being evil and all…
Check out the whole video (below):
[Image via KFOR.]