When Sandra Green spotted it on social media, she couldn't believe it. Did a teacher really draw a penis on her son's assignment?
"I'm an educator myself so I said, there's no way the teacher really did this," Green told ABC New Mexico.
Lo and behold, there it was: a giant dick, balls and all.
Green emailed Chapin High School (in El Paso, Texas) language arts teacher Kim Juzdowski to confirm that, indeed, the art was hers. According to ABC New Mexico, Juzdowski owned up to it:
"I didn't want to believe it," Green said.
But Green said it turned out to be true. She said she emailed Juzdowski, who Greens said, admitted to drawing it.
"She admitted to embarrassing the children rather than punishing them," Green said.
Juzdowski "drew a penis across the student's assignment because he wasn't doing anything in class—if you get the metaphor," ABC New Mexico wrote.
Here's the thing: I didn't get the metaphor, but I consulted Fusion's own David Matthews, who surmises it's a reference to the fact that the student was "dicking around." We'll take his word for it.
Anyway, Juzowski isn't going to lose her job:
ABC-7 reached out to EPISD who said responded in a statement: "The teacher has acknowledged the inappropriate behavior in class. The incident is being dealt with administratively. We're working to accommodate the request of the parent and what's best for the student."
Green wants her son transferred, because: "If it was a man teacher doing it to a female student, they would have taken this totally serious," Green told ABC New Mexico. "But because it's the other way around I think they're letting the light side go on it. And I just want him out of the environment."
Michael Rosen is a reporter for Fusion based out of Oakland.