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Parents Upset They Were Not Notified About Why Teacher Suspended

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Shock and anger.

That is the reaction of parents of several Sheffield Elementary students who just found out that a teacher was suspended for giving a 5-year-old a black eye. 

Not only do they want to know why it happens but they are upset that they weren't notified sooner.

Parent after parent told us they knew nothing about it until they heard it from us, more than a week later.

"I expect to know. Just in case it might happen to my son,” said Alicia Thomas.

"I haven't received a letter, but if it warrants any value, they will notify the parents, said Barbara Riddle. “They're good about that.”

There are two sides to every story. Barbara Riddle isn't so sure this even happened. And she's not sure the school should have mentioned anything to parents. “Until someone is actually proven guilty, it's not necessary at that point," Riddle said.

But most parents we talked to say, at the very least, they should have known a teacher was suspended and that an investigation is underway.

The Shelby County School system gave us this statement:

The parents of the students in that particular classroom were contacted by school administrators.”

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