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Pre-schoolers caught ‘having sex’ in school toilets

26 February 2014, 09:49

Abuja - Something that’s bound to terrify any parent of a pre-schooler: Two New Jersey, US, 5-year-olds were discovered naked in the pre-school bathroom by their teacher, at which point they allegedly admitted they’d been “having sex,” reported the Stir.

The teacher has been suspended, and, although she reported the discovery immediately, parents are horrified that the kids managed to get into this situation. Of primary concern to the school board is the teacher’s lack of supervision of the kids.

The report focussed on teacher Kelly Mascio’s lack of supervision rather than the other blatant question: just how did two five-year-old kids understand what they were attempting (perhaps even managing) to do?

The boy and girl had been part of her class on a day when the class was undergoing State testing, which Mascio had to oversee. In New Jersey, a teacher may not accompany children to the bathroom. She has 16 years of experience as a teacher, and seems to have the support of some in her local education association.

The police have not charged her with a crime and have not released a statement about the incident as the kids concerned are minors.

Pre-schoolers are notoriously high-maintenance for teachers as they need to be coached into following rules and being orderly. Pre-school teachers must not only teach kids but also herd them on and off playgrounds, settle them for snack times and direct their focus on their desks.

Any parent would be horrified at hearing their child had been found naked in a bathroom, never mind “having sex” with another child, but does the blame lie solely with the pre-school teacher?

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