A substitute teacher who sent two third-grade children outside in the cold for talking in class yesterday at Stadium School has been fired, school officials said.
Ray Votto, chief operating officer for Cranston Public Schools, confirmed the incident but did not identify the substitute teacher because it is a personnel matter subject to confidentiality rules.
"It was reported to me by the principal yesterday when she was informed of the situation and we've dealt with the situation," Votto said.
Parents reportedly learned about the incident after the children returned home from school and told their parents.
Parents were up in arms on Facebook. One parent said her child told her that the "kids sent out were scared that they were going to get kidnapped or be found out there and sent to the principle for leaving the school [sic]."
"Are you kidding me?!" she said.