In South El Monte, CA, A preschool teacher at Options For Learning, Head Start, in this Los Angeles suburb, has been fired after accusations of applying "sleepy time" patches to students without parental consent. Parents of the three-and-four-year-old children are demanding further action, questioning if a crime has been committed.
The alleged practice came to light when a parent, concerned by their child's unusual behavior, dropped in on the classroom unannounced. They discovered the teacher applying stickers containing unspecified calming ingredients to every student. The stickers were reportedly removed before dismissal, raising further concerns about. . .