A district representative said the district has launched a full investigation, appropriate action has been taken and the situation has been rectified. But that's not nearly enough for some parents.
"She admitted to the children rubbing her feet," said Brenda Norris. "Just the thought of it.... They immediately sent her home, but she's back there today."
Norris is far from satisfied after her 6-year-old granddaughter, who is in first grade, came home from Batesburg-Leesville Primary School last Wednesday to say she was "tired of rubbing her teacher's feet."
"'Does she take off her socks and shoes?'" Norris recounted asking. "'Grandma, she wears flip-flops.'"
Norris refused to name the teacher but said she would select students to massage her feet during class time. "My granddaughter has nightmares, she cries," said Norris. "She said, 'I have three wishes, Grandma. One of them was not to go to school today.'"