Quoting ~The Lunar Flower~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Minion:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~The Lunar Flower~:</b>" ... [snip!] ... you & starting to walk away but I would never lock my child or anyone elses in a gated area while pretending to walk away"
"the teachers actions are what caused the reaction of foul language.."
Awe HECK no! Hold your kid accountable! HE reacted that way because HE wanted to. Whether or not anyone agrees with what the teacher did, the teacher was already REacting to this child misbehavior in the first place. He was already being difficult (bratty IMO), the teacher reacted to it and THEN the kid CUSSED at the teacher!
The sad part is that that child LEARNED that behavior. He sees people act that way and he hears people talk that way. He mimics what he's seen and heard and he came to the conclusion that he was justified in his little five year old mind...which is exactly what you just did. You justified this child's behavior and there is no justifying it. Not at all.