Teacher Suspended For Lassoing: 'Cowboy' Teacher in Rowlett Corrals, Bruises Teenage 'Steer' [VIDEO]
A teacher was suspended for lassoing a 13-year-old seventh grade boy at Schrade Middle School in Rowlett, Texas, on Monday according to KHOU in Houston.
The teacher suspended for lassoing was a history teacher trying to instruct his students on lasso techniques used during cattle drives. The teacher asked for student volunteers, one of which was the 13-year-old boy, and had them run so he could lasso them.
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However, the boy ended having rope marks and bruises around his neck.
"[The teacher] was visiting with the students, telling the students about how cowboys would corral maverick steers back into the herd," said Garland Independent School District spokesman Chris Moore. "This is not something that we feel was malicious, it was not intent. Extremely unfortunate, and extremely poor judgment."
The Garland ISD launched an investigation and suspended the teacher for "precautionary reasons."
The Rowlett Police Department is also looking at possible criminal charges of injury to a child.
The teacher suspended for lassoing is unknown at this point, but is reported to feel badly and have agreed to never use the lasso in class again.
The boy's parents said that the bruises around their son's neck were worse on Tuesday and they can't believe something like this could happen at school.
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