Student unnecessarily made to stand at school as punishment

Posted at 11:39 AM, Jun 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-10 11:39:21-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- DCF is now investigating a case where a Lee County student was allegedly told to stand for 5 hours after being disciplined by a teacher.  Now the parent wants answers.

Curtis Peacock isn't too happy about what he says happened with his son at Tice Elementary School.  "I want to hear the apology; not just to my son, but I think me and my wife deserve one as well."

He wants an apology because of what happened to his turn during the school's field day.  The 10-year-old student couldn't participate in swimming pool activities because he's not a good swimmer.  When he had to wait out field day activities in a classroom, Curtis says the teacher assigned to supervising him thought he was in trouble because he wasn't participating in field day.

"My son was then asked to stand up from 8 in the morning to 1 in the afternoon. When he couldn't feel his legs or when his legs got week and he tried to sit down, the teacher would tell him to stand back up.  And if he tried to move, lasers would come out of the wall and tried to kill him."

And when his son tried explaining to the teacher that he wasn't in trouble, "the teacher brushed him off and told him look that's what all the kids say."

Fox 4 reached out to the Lee County School District to find out what's being done in this case.  They responded with the following comment: "We are unable to comment on specifics involving students. We take all parent concerns very seriously and encourage parents to work with the administration at their child's school to discuss any concerns they may have."

Curtis tells Four in Your Corner that the school district is scheduled to have a meeting with him.

We'll keep you updated on any developments.