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Q: What is a 9 yr old child's right when they are grabbed by a teacher in Greensboro NC

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Amanda Bowden Johnson
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A: Depends what you mean by 'grabbed'. If you mean grabbed in its normal definition, then a teacher would normally and very rightfully do that usually due to one of two things 1) because the child is misbehaving and / or 2) to prevent the child from getting hurt. In either of those cases the child 'rights' are to focus on the teacher and follow the teachers instructions. If you mean grabbed Trump style in an inappropriate sexual manner, the child ought to tell an authority and parents.

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