No one is really sure of the motive here. From all appearances, the boy who got a lock of hair snip snipped from his head was perfectly well-groomed. It's not like the teacher went Edward Scissorhands on some Rastafarian wannabe with locks smelling of hemp and sadness. Which would've also been wrong. An electric razor is better.
Commission on Teacher Credentialing
, Gieszinger's credential was suspended in 2007 and 2016. It's unclear why her credentials were suspended. The 2016 suspension lasted 14 days. The 2007 suspension lasted seven.
So she did something bad enough eleven years ago for a seven-day suspension, then nine years later earned herself a 14-day suspension, then in 2018 whipped out some blades for a little
I'm no psychologist, but this seems a little like escalation to me. Here's more information on the 2016 suspension:
Education Code 44421 suspension reads:
"The Commission on Teacher Credentialing shall privately admonish, publicly reprove, revoke or suspend for immoral or unprofessional conduct, or for persistent defiance of, and refusal to obey, the laws regulating the duties of persons serving in the public school system, or for any cause that would have warranted the denial of an application for a credential or the renewal thereof, or for evident unfitness for service."
So she somehow broke the rules, enough to get a two-week suspension, but the commission on teacher credentialing still gave Sweeney Todd the stamp of approval?