If the story went down as explained, it sounds pretty bad, and maybe she deserves some sort of reprimand. The reason I said if is because I was wondering whose word was being taken that the events took place as described. Did this teacher come clean and admit this is what happened, or was it maybe the teachers assistant that came forward? Maybe it was neither of those and possibly the 5 year old kids own words. Im ok with confronting this teacher as hard as that may be to do considering the roll of teachers unions. Just for the heck of it though, before dealing with all of that I think the teachers version of what happened might be of some interest. I hope everyone involved is satisfied no matter how this turns out.