Teachers resign after giving ADHD student 'Most Likely Not to Pay Attention' award
Two Georgia teachers will not be returning to their jobs next year after giving an "inappropriate" award to a student.
A 14-year-old student at Memorial Middle School in Rockdale County was given an award for "Most Likely Not to Pay Attention." She has ADHD.
"I feel like it was very derogatory," the teenager's mother, Nicole Edwards, told FOX 5. "I feel like it was humiliating and this was held as an assembly with the school."
The student was apparently voted "most likely to ask a question that's already been asked" first, which Edwards thought was also inappropriate. She said teachers have called her when her daughter has been having problems with attention, but then they gave her an award for it.
"Someone needs to investigate and make sure it never happens to another student again," Edwards told FOX 5.
Rockdale County Public Schools released a statement: "I can assure you that Rockdale County Public Schools will not condone anything that may cause student embarrassment or humiliation."
Spokesperson Cindy Ball assured that the teachers involved "will not be returning to RCPS for the next school year."