A middle school teacher resigns after making a comment about her student’s cleavage.
Teacher Joan Bannister felt that the neckline of her student’s shirt was too provocative, and chose to reconcile the situation by commenting publicly about it before using a ruler to measure the amount of exposed cleavage.
After the student complained, an investigation was launched that ended with Bannister resigning.
The girl allegedly said in her complaint that Bannister approached holding a ruler, seeking to measure her “boobage.”
Though she denied using the “boobage” terminology, Bannister did admit to addressing the top’s non compliance with the school’s dress code. She added that she also never touched the girl, but reportedly admitted that she “could have handled the situation better.”
Bannister requested a hearing instead, but then resigned before it could commence on April 2. She had reportedly been a teacher at the school since 2005.