Texas teacher suspended after pouring pencil shavings into student's mouth

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A Texas teacher is back at school after serving a suspension for pouring pencil shavings into a student’s mouth.

Marquis Jay, a 13-year-old eighth-grader at Boles Jr. High School in Arlington, said the incident happened in January. Jay said he was sitting with his head tilted back and mouth open when the teacher walked by and poured pencil shavings into his mouth, CBS 11 News reports.

Jay’s mother, Deidre Brown, wants the teacher fired.

“I don’t even think she should be teaching if she can’t have the patience to not know that’s not something she is not supposed to do,” Brown told CBS 11.

Jay said the teacher apologized to him after serving her suspension, saying she told him she “wasn’t thinking right.” The school said it took appropriate disciplinary action.

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