Teacher allegedly calls a 12-year-old girl a sassy slut

FRESNO, Calif.

The life science teacher at Evangel Christian Academy is suspended after allegedly referring to a 12-year-old as a "sassy slut" during class.

The student's mother says she was initially told the teacher would receive a one day suspension. The next day, she got a call from the principal, who said the district was adding another five days. The girl's mother says she's upset, because she doesn't think the punishment is enough.

"I'm just still numb about what happened and the disciplinary action that the school had taken," said Mother, Marteen Mitchell.

"A paid administrative leave, I guess you would think it's a vacation but it's not. I want to tell you any teacher or school employee that I've ever dealt with who has been put out on paid administrative leave is very upset about it," said Jackie Landsdale, President of Red River Teacher's United Federation.

The school district says it is standard procedure to put teachers on suspension, pending investigation.

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