Middle school teacher suspended after lassoing student
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The unnamed teacher had some roping experience and wanted to teach students some basic lasso techniques
A history teacher at Schrade Middle School in Rowlett, Texas has been suspended because he lassoed a seventh-grader with a lariat.
The unnamed teacher had some roping experience and wanted to teach students some basic lasso techniques that cowboys use on cattle drives, reports KHOU. He sought volunteers from the class, asked them to run, and then roped a 13-year-old student — around the neck.
The student suffered bruises on his neck as a result. The boy’s distraught parents say that the bruises had gotten worse after a day, reports WFAA.
“[The teacher] was visiting with the students, telling the students about how Cowboys would corral maverick steers back into the herd,” Chris Moore, a school district representative, told the ABC affiliate.
Moore said he didn’t think the teacher had intended to act cruelly.