Shaken Baby Syndrome lesson in local middle school

Created: 06/20/2014 11:28 AM WHEC.com

Many of you have reached out to us through Facebook, Twitter and e-mail regarding a situation that allegedly took place in a class in the Churchville-Chili Middle School. According to the article, students were instructed to take turns shaking a baby doll to death as part of learning about Shaken Baby Syndrome.

A district spokesperson issued a statement to News10NBC saying, “The objective of the FACS class topic discussion is to teach students how delicate babies are and not to do anything that would intentionally harm them. After several interviews of students and other staff who were present in the classroom at the time of the Shaken Baby Syndrome lesson, it was apparent that these allegations were inaccurate. The district strives to provide classroom environments that are supportive during difficult discussions while preparing our students for life. Moving forward we will include a counselor in the classroom during the discussion in the event that there are students who find the topic particularly emotional.”

If you have a student in the class and would be willing to speak with us, please call 585-232-1010 and ask to speak with Rachel Spotts.

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