- Pennsylvania dad Chris Piland posted a photo of his son Kamdyn’s math test on Facebook on Tuesday
- He slammed his son’s Valley View Elementary School teacher for her comments
- The teacher, identified as Alyssa Rupp Bohenek, had written ‘absolutely pathetic’ across the top of the second-grader’s test
- A Change.org petition calling for her to be fired had been signed almost 10,000 times by Friday morning
A Pennsylvania teacher who wrote ‘absolutely pathetic’ on a second-grader’s test is facing calls to be fired after the boy’s father shared her remarks on Facebook.
Chris Piland posted a photo of his son Kamdyn’s math test on Facebook on Tuesday as he slammed the Valley View Elementary School teacher for her comments.
The teacher, identified as Alyssa Rupp Bohenek, had written the remarks across the top of the boy’s test with a red pen.
‘Absolutely pathetic he answered 13 in 3 min! Sad,’ she wrote alongside an image of a sad face that she drew.
The test included 60 subtraction problems and students were meant to answer as many as they could in three minutes.
Piland uploaded a copy of the test after his son brought it home.
‘My son Kamdyn’s teacher has been so rude to him and myself all year. He comes home with this and I am beyond frustrated that someone would write this on a child’s work. Such great motivation,’ he wrote alongside the photo.
His post gained traction on Facebook and a petition soon started circulating called for the Valley View School District to fire the teacher.
The Change.org petition had been signed almost 10,000 times by Friday morning.
School superintendent Rose Minniti said she was made aware of the test on Tuesday and the district has already met with Bohenek to investigate.
‘It’s a personnel issue and the results of that are not going to be dictated by social media,’ Minniti said.
‘It’s going to be dictated by the facts and evidence.
‘As always with everything, we’re going to try to do what’s best for the students and what we need to do for the employee under investigation.’
Bohenek has been working as an elementary school teacher since 2013.