One teacher made an example of a male student. Her name was Margaret Gieszinger, and she was upset about how a student was acting in class. As punishment, she called the boy up to the front of the class where a seat was waiting for him. Then she took up a pair of scissors and started to cut his hair as she sang the Star-Spangled Banner at the top of her lungs.
The video was captured by another student who knew what the teacher was doing was wrong. And now that the clip has made it onto the internet, Margaret could be out of a job especially since she was arrested. Certainly, the University Preparatory High School in Visalia, California would not want to hire her back.
The College of the Sequoias police responded when they got the video footage included below. The report they received alleged child endangerment that involved Margaret using a “pair of scissors” on her student. Police chief Kevin Mizner spoke to the Visalia Times-Delta about the strange happenings in the school.
When Margaret Gieszinger, 52, was arrested, she was charged with suspicion of corporal injury to a child. Her bond was set at the staggering $100,000.
The video that you’re about to see shows the teacher, Margaret Gieszinger, forcing a student into a chair so she can cut his hair in front of the class. The video, which is definitely strange, acts as irrefutable proof that the teacher did what the students claim.
When the clip starts, Gieszinger shouts out, “You’re not done.” She points to the chair while standing aggressively with the pair of scissors in her hands. She points to the chair again and orders, “Take a seat.”
Then the teacher opens her mouth and starts loudly singing lyrics from the Star Spangled Banner. With a flourish, she snips his hair and then throws the bit over her shoulder toward the wall.
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The video then cuts to a few minutes later when Gieszinger is running into the classroom wielding the scissors. She appears to be targeting a female student who does not want her long hair cut.
As the teacher runs around with the scissors chasing her students, children scream out of fear. The teacher continues to cry the lyrics from the national anthem as he tries to cut her students’ hair forcibly.
Students claimed that Gieszinger came to the classroom with the pair of scissors ready to get to work because she said it was haircut day.
“We think she’s going to try to be funny and be like, ‘Oh, did you really think I was going to cut his hair?’” one student told KFSN. “But she did cut a hair off, and she started singing The Star Spangled Banner, and she was singing it really loudly as she ceremoniously tossed a chunk of hair behind her.”
This student was terrified when he watched his teacher lose control. The anonymous student ran to the office to get help.
“I hope I never have to see her at the school again because I know for a fact I can never see her as a respectable authority figure in my life.”