It is uncertain if a teacher who removed her pants while at James Duke Elementary School during recess will return to the classroom on Monday. The name of the educator has not been formally released.
10News reported that a grandparent of a student at the school said school officials claimed the teacher “suffered some sort of seizure.”
The news station said Ramona Unified School District Superintendent Robert Graeff confirmed the incident happened, but that “at no time were any students in danger.” And added that the teacher would not return until “she’s fit for duty.”
10News also reported that parents of children at the school
received the following recorded message on their telephones:
"Good afternoon, James Dukes families and staff. This is Principal Harris and I am calling with an important message. I would like to take a moment to clarify details from an incident that happened in a secluded area of the campus during recess on Thursday. One of our female, primary grade teachers was battling illness where she became confused and disoriented, resulting in the staff member temporarily removing a piece of her clothing. This incident was not typical of her behavior and was only witnessed by a few students. The teacher received medical attention immediately and students remained calm at all times. Although a specific date is not yet certain, the teacher does plan to return to work once her medical needs are addressed satisfactorily. Please be assured that your students' safety, and the safety of the staff, is my first priority. Like you, I am proud to be a part of the Coyote pack and as always, I am available if you have any concerns."