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Only on ABC-7: Chapin High teacher draws explicit image on student's assignment

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EL PASO, Texas - An El Paso ISD parent was shocked by what she says a Chapin High teacher drew on her son's class assignment.

"I'm an educator myself so I said, there's no way the teacher really did this," said parent Sandra Green.

According to Green and the EPISD -- it happened. Chapin High Language Arts teacher Kim Juzdowski drew a penis across the student's assignment because he wasn't doing anything in class -- if you get the metaphor.

Green said she discovered the picture on her son's social media. Shocked, she asked him about it.

"I didn't want to believe it," Green said.

But Green said it turned out to be true. She said she emailed Juzdowski, who Greens said, admitted to drawing it.

"She admitted to embarrassing the children rather than punishing them," Green said.

ABC-7 reached out to Juzdowski, a veteran teacher to get her side of the story. She declined to comment through her attorney.

Green said Juzdowski apologized through email, writing, " I'm sorry (blank) took offense and I totally understand if you would like to meet with an administrator and have him moved."

Green said EPISD told her Juzdowski would not be removed from the school.

"Their reasoning was that she admitted it," Green said. "Had she denied it she would have been removed from the school immediately. But because she admitted it they said it shows she's willing to change."

ABC-7 reached out to EPISD which responded in a statement: "The teacher has acknowledged the inappropriate behavior in class. The incident is being dealt with administratively. We're working to accommodate the request of the parent and what's best for the student."

Green wants her son transferred.

"If it was a man teacher doing it to a female student, they would have taken this totally serious," Green said. "But because it's the other way around I think they're letting the light side go on it. And I just want him out of the environment."

Green said she's filed a grievance to get her son transferred to another school with transportation provided. She said the district told her that's a request that has to go before the school board to be approved. The process could take more than a month.  


This story has you talking on our Facebook page, here is what some of you had to say:

Estela Chacon: I'm glad to see EPISD backing up their teachers instead of firing them for every little thing.

Jewell Black: As a former student of Ms. J - she is a great teacher. Yes, this is a mistake, but everyone makes mistakes and she should not be removed. She is an excellent educator and her students love her, honestly for reasons like this. She knows how to communicate with students in ways they understand. She's not some old fuddy duddy English teacher - she's a hip, fearless educator.

Ruby Garcia-Remijio: This is what happens when teachers feel students are their friends...Big NO NO! Stay professional they're supposed to be the adult in the room.


Nancy Carpenter Tyler: I have no idea what would make any teacher think this was ok. It is never ok to embarrass a student. Students are not even allowed to draw anything sexual, drug, or gang related. Perhaps with the apology should be required training for the teacher. We all make mistakes, but this is one no teacher should make.

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