"The minute we found out about this incident, we put our teacher on administrative leave with pay."
That's the disciplinary action being taken after Martin High School theater teacher Karol Batey allegedly slaps a student on the cheek wednesday. You might remember, in December of 2011 Batey was also put on administrative leave after this video surfaced on YouTube...
In it Batey cusses out a student.
"At Laredo ISD we expect all of our teachers and all of our staff to treat each other with dignity and respect."
Since this is the second incident where Batey has used inappropriate behavior with students, L.I.S.D decided to keep her away from them.
"She has been temporarily reassigned away from the students."
While the school police conduct an investigation, Batey is now working at LISD central office in an administration position. When asked how many chances Batey will get, Castillon was not able to give an answer but did say LISD teachers are taught how to react in these situations.
"We provide all of our teachers with efficient and appropriate ways to manage their discipline."
Castillon says she understands that everyone has good and bad days, but all teachers are expected to follow proper protocol.