Terminate kindergarten teacher Barb Williams and revoke her license!
  • Petitioned Ohio Department of Education 877-644-6338

This petition was delivered to:

Ohio Department of Education 877-644-6338
Superintendent Eric Hoffman
Riverdale Local School 419-694-4994 ext. 1801

Terminate kindergarten teacher Barb Williams and revoke her license!

    1. Amber Howell
    2. Petition by

      Amber Howell

      Tiffin, OH

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August 2014

Victory

Amber Howell: The teacher has resigned.

Kindergarten teacher Barb Williams of Riverdale School in Hancock County, Ohio, is caught on the schools surviellance camera, AGGRESSIVELY lifting her 6 year old student, Ian Nelson, off of his feet and pushing him against the wall! She then proceeds to grab him by his face, right before she snatches him up by his shirt, flopping his head back and bringing his feet up off of the floor and then yanking him into the bathroom, where who knows what she did to him in there out of the cameras view! She only recieved 10 days suspended for what she did to this poor little boy! 

The video makes me sick to my stomach! The thought of a teacher doing this to a child, deeply disturbs me! I'm a mother of 2 children, one of which is also 6 years old and in kindergarten, the other is only 2yrs old and not in school yet. When I send them to school, I expect to be able to trust that the teachers and staff will take good care of them! We should not have to worry about our children being BULLIED by their teachers!

There has been other complaints about this teacher in the past, and it was just brushed under the rug! Who knows how many other students she has done this to, where there wasn't a camera to catch her! She has no self control and can't be trusted around children! She shouldn't be a teacher! 10 days suspended is an early vacation for her since there are only 10 days left in the school year! She needs to lose her job permanently! We can't keep letting teachers get away with this type of behavior! We need to let them know that this is unacceptable and will not be tolerated!

To:
Ohio Department of Education 877-644-6338
Riverdale Local School 419-694-4994 ext. 1801, Superintendent Eric Hoffman
Terminate kindergarten teacher Barb Williams and revoke her license!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Victory!

      Amber Howell
      Petition Organizer

      Kindergarten teacher Barb Williams has resigned!

    2. Another family reports that their child was also abused by Barb Williams!

      Amber Howell
      Petition Organizer
      Another allegation of abuse reported at Riverdale Schools involving same teacher

      A second family has come forward and has filed a report against Riverdale teacher Barb Williams. Tonight, WTOL's Jerry Anderson spoke with Bryce and April Blanton of Forest, OH. They filed a report with the Hancock County Sheriff Saturday.

    3. Reached 2,500 signatures
    4. Shame on them for not putting students as their biggest concern!

      Amber Howell
      Petition Organizer
      Riverdale teacher discipline investigation could take months

      It's a story that caught the attention of the nation. Kindergarten teacher Barb Williams was seen grabbing 6-year-old Ian Nelson as he left the bathroom on a surveillance camera. Williams proceeds to lift Ian off the floor and hold him against the wall.District officials handed down a ten day suspension for Williams, without pay.

    5. Reached 2,000 signatures
    6. Reached 1,000 signatures
    7. Channel 13 news

      Amber Howell
      Petition Organizer
      Kindergarten teacher: "I was furious"

      We have new details in the case of the kindergarten teacher in Hancock County who was caught on surveillance video in a shocking confrontation with her six-year-old student. It happened at Riverdale Elementary School in Mount Blanchard which is south of Findlay.

    8. Reached 500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Amanda Howard ADEL, IA
      • 3 months ago

      I'm a mother and would NEVER find it okay for a teacher to put her hands on my child!!! NEVER

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    • Andrew Denny JACKSON, CA
      • 3 months ago

      BULLY teacher WOW!!

      This is leading by example.

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    • FRANK A CALABRESE JOLIET, IL
      • 3 months ago

      BECAUSE I HAVE SCHOOL AGED KIDS MYSELF , & I PITY THE FOOL WHO WOULD EVER DARE TO THINK ABOUT PUTTING THEIR GRUBBY PAWS ON MY KIDS !! NUFF SAID !!!

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    • Donna Brosius LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA
      • 3 months ago

      Should there be more rea son tha n she is viol ent, abu and fear does not teach anything but hate and reg ret

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    • Mike Wakefield EXCELSIOR, MN
      • 3 months ago

      Her time is over - get a new job

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