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Nixa teacher and husband charged with child abuse

There are 11 comments on the Ozarks Newsstand - Marshfield Mail story from May 17, 2007, titled Nixa teacher and husband charged with child abuse. In it, Ozarks Newsstand - Marshfield Mail reports that:

“The defendant appears to be having trouble controlling his temper when it comes to disciplining the juvenile”

Posted Monday, May 14, 2007 Christian County Prosecutor Ron Cleek filed child abuse charges May 10 against a Nixa special education teacher and her husband. via Ozarks Newsstand - Marshfield Mail

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Johnny

Portage, MI

#1 Sep 30, 2007
The kid deserved the punishment, as far as I can tell.
Andrea

Mason, WV

#2 Nov 11, 2007
Does anyone know why these people are charged with child abuse, usually special ed kids require a lot of understanding, and love, even when they are not being compliant. Hope the child is alright, and does not have other problems compounded to their own. These teachers in special ed are usually very patient and understanding, but if their job overwhelms them, it has nothing to do with the child. He was placed their by the school in the first place, and I know first hand, as one of my children were placed with the retarded, and handicapped, but he was so smart, they did not stimulate him enough. I know children never deserve abusive teachers, but i have seen a lot of them in Missouri.
AJS

Mason, WV

#3 Nov 11, 2007
Johnny wrote:
The kid deserved the punishment, as far as I can tell.
What an idiotic and strange comment.
Danny

United States

#4 Nov 13, 2007
Does anyone know what happened in this case? It sounds like an overzealous prosecutor took things to the extreme.
Freakout

Mason, WV

#5 Feb 23, 2008
Why would you think that? It seems to me, and I was a mother of school age children, that it is so hard to get a charge on a teacher,......believe me, they all stick together like flies,......I would think wow, that teacher really screwed up........hope the child is okay.
Johnny

United States

#6 Apr 6, 2008
I just don't think a bare bottom spanking is that big a deal. It certainly wasn't when I was growing up.
Obbop

Rockwall, TX

#7 Apr 19, 2008
I left the education profession after a "special needs" child made false accusations against me in an attempt to avoid discipline after I sent the incredibly unruly child to the office.

Just being accused can ruin your life and too many students are aware of the power of an accusation, even a false one.

The penalty for the lying child? Five days of having to eat lunch sitting alone at a cafeteria table.

Realizing the danger I was in every time I entered school buildng I made the smart decision... let someone else teach those kids... the danger to my life was simply too great.

My comment is NOT meant to protect those who actually abuse kids.

Just be aware, folks, that innocent people can suffer immense harm via a false accusation, even when it is determined that no abuse or wrong-doing on the part of the adult has occurred.

One can be undeservedly branded for life.
Ajswicca

Mason, WV

#8 Sep 10, 2008
Andrea wrote:
Does anyone know why these people are charged with child abuse, usually special ed kids require a lot of understanding, and love, even when they are not being compliant. Hope the child is alright, and does not have other problems compounded to their own. These teachers in special ed are usually very patient and understanding, but if their job overwhelms them, it has nothing to do with the child. He was placed their by the school in the first place, and I know first hand, as one of my children were placed with the retarded, and handicapped, but he was so smart, they did not stimulate him enough. I know children never deserve abusive teachers, but i have seen a lot of them in Missouri.
Well, I hope compassion is among all of the teachers for these special kids. You are all appreciated, and I know from experience, sometimes the teachers are wrong. I will leave it at that. I am sure they are right a lot too.
Dubs Girl

Saint Louis, MO

#9 Mar 12, 2010
You people have no idea what you're talking about. He was a child she adopted, and the abuse took place in their home. He was 5, and the daycare worker noticed the bruises on him. Shut your mouths and get something better to do. Her and her husband should rot in hell, and I feel sorry for the mom that trusted her enough to give him to her. Adoption is supposed to be a beautiful gift. Not a slap in the face!!
junfan

United States

#10 Mar 12, 2010
Dubs Girl wrote:
You people have no idea what you're talking about. He was a child she adopted, and the abuse took place in their home. He was 5, and the daycare worker noticed the bruises on him. Shut your mouths and get something better to do. Her and her husband should rot in hell, and I feel sorry for the mom that trusted her enough to give him to her. Adoption is supposed to be a beautiful gift. Not a slap in the face!!
AMEN!
Beth

United States

#11 Jun 20, 2017
Johnny wrote:
I just don't think a bare bottom spanking is that big a deal. It certainly wasn't when I was growing up.
WHAT! Only if by the parents. Noone is pulling my child's pants down.

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