"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Warrant Issued for Abusive Charter Principal

For each of these felonious criminal abusers apprehended, how many thousands go unpunished?  By the way, the Walton Family Foundation is a partner in this abusive enterprise.

A Baton Rouge charter school principal is wanted by police after he was accused of locking a 5-year-old student in a closet as a form of punishment, according to police.

Shafeeq Syid Shamsid-Deen, the principal and founder of Laurel Oaks Charter School, at 440 N. Foster Drive, is wanted on counts of cruelty to a juvenile — a felony — and false imprisonment, according to an arrest warrant issued Monday by Baton Rouge police.

According to the warrant, a teacher heard a child screaming and crying inside the school Aug. 22. After two other teachers joined in the search, the 5-year-old girl was found inside a closet in the cafeteria. The closet was locked from the outside, the warrant says.

The student told authorities that Shamsid-Deen, 31, put her in the closet when she was “bad,” according to the warrant. No one was around the closet when the teacher found the child locked inside it, the warrant says.

When one of the teachers emailed Shamsid-Deen with objections about the punishment, he responded that the school “will work to make sure we have a proper time-out area for scholars to reset in the cafeteria,” the warrant says.


  1. Anonymous8:35 PM

    Typical charter school asshole. (Pardon my French but it is true)

  2. I wonder if this was a KIPP Charter. Many of these Charters use cruel discipline to keep their kids in line. KIPP has been infamous for this. Glad the teachers stepped up.