|Published: 9:57 AM, 09/30/2013
||Last updated: 9:58 AM, 09/30/2013
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
A Sweetwater teacher under fire for
striking a student earlier this month has resigned, but she is now
Priscilla Shadden, 67, created a
firestorm of controversy when she admittedly slapped a student earlier
The 17-year-old boy struck by the
teacher has appeared in television interviews, but Shadden said it is
time her side of the story is heard.
Shadden sat down with The Advocate & Democrat this week and presented a letter telling about the incident
from her point of view.
She again admits she struck the
Shadden said she cannot remember
exactly what the boy said to her after she called him down in the
"I know myself well enough (and I
believe almost everyone else knows me as well) that I would not have
slapped him unless what he said was exceedingly vulgar," she wrote.
The longtime English teacher said she
recalls the boy using vulgar language. Shadden said she wanted to
talk to the boy's father that day, but he would not talk to her.
According to Shadden, she had planned to call the father before about
the boy's behavior.
See full story in the Sunday, Sept. 28, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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