Grace Shephard: First day of school photo horrifying
Amy Cyr comforts her son Teddy Cyr, 5, as she prepares to leave him for his first day of kindergarten at Hadley Elementary School on Wednesday. CAROL LOLLIS Purchase photo reprints »
To the editor:
The picture above the fold on the front page of the Aug. 29 Gazette upsets me, even horrifies me.
As a retired kindergarten teacher, I wonder: where is the teacher? Why didn’t the mother and child visit school in advance as many times as necessary to make the boy feel comfortable? Why was anyone so insensitive as to take that photograph?
And why would anyone put it in the paper, thus exposing the poor child to continuing embarrassment, ridicule and bullying for the rest of his school career?
This whole episode is beyond my comprehension.