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Teacher Made First-Graders Rub Her Feet at School?

By Cynthia Hsu, Esq. on November 17, 2011 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

When you think of your child helping out at school, you think of a few common things: students clapping chalkboard erasers together, erasing lines on the blackboard, or cleaning up after art class.

It's a rare occurrence that a student's "help" comes in the form of a teacher requesting that the student rub her feet.

Apparently this shudder-inducing task is exactly what one teacher at the Batesburg Leesville Primary School in South Carolina asked of her students.

The teacher allegedly asked several students to come and rub her feet during class time. And she was only found out after a first grader went home and told her family she was tired of doling out the free massages and didn't want to go to school anymore.

The school says that they've now investigated and that necessary actions have been taken against the unidentified teacher.

She's currently still employed by the school district. Parents of her former students, however, are understandably upset about the massages, according to WLTX-TV.

Strangely enough, the WLTX-TV report makes it seem like the massaging incidents weren't a form of corporal punishment or discipline. It seems that the teacher may have been using the children as a substitute for a day spa.

Which doesn't make much sense - foot massages are likely much more relaxing when done by a trained professional. And well, it simply seems wrong to ask kids who don't know any better to touch your feet.

Whatever the teacher's intentions were, it seems probable that her actions violated the school's conduct policy.

And it's rather understandable that the parents aren't too happy about the situation. The Batesburg Leesville
Primary School teacher had students rub her bare feet, according to MSNBC.

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