Las Vegas Teacher Tapes Masks to Children’s Faces

Unhappy girl with sticky tape over her mouth. Violation of human rights.

Las Vegas mother is outraged that a substitute teacher taped masks to the faces of fourth-grade students in a classroom.

During an interview with KVVU-TV the mother spoke out saying she was furious after discovering that her son, Reedom Elementary School in Mountain’s Edge, had a mask on his face.


“I was furious, furious. I was scared for my son on what kind of long-term effect it is going to have on him socially, the fact that the entire class was laughing,” she said.

“He went to get a sip of water, forgot to put the mask on,” the mother explained. “The teacher did not tell him to put it back on or send him to the office, she instead pulled him up in front of the classroom in front of all of the students and she then taped the mask across the top of his face.”

During the school day, the boy went to the office to pick up homework when an administrator noticed that there was tape on his face.

The second layer of tape ran from the boy’s nose to his forehead. This was noticed by a school worker when the young boy took his homework out of the office that had been left by his father.

“When he went to the office to pick up that homework is when one of the administrators noticed the tape on his face,” the mom said.

“She saw another student who she thought was my son with tape on their face as well,” she added.

The boy claims that five other students were wearing masks on their faces, which has been going on since the beginning of the school year.

“He was very upset. He was crying. He was humiliated,” the mom said.

According to the school district, the teacher’s actions are an “isolated incident”.

“The district is aware of the isolated incident and is dealing with the employee through the proper channels. The principal proactively notified the family of the investigation,” the district said.