Visalia teacher accused of forcibly cutting student’s hair will not return to classroom, school says

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A teacher at University Preparatory High School in Visalia will not be returning to her classroom, after video surfaced of her forcibly cutting a student’s hair in class. That’s according to the Tulare County Office of Education.

Police say they arrested 52-year-old Margaret Gieszinger after watching cell phone video of her cutting the hair of a student. Students told police that Gieszinger waved scissors in the air as she sang the National Anthem.

School officials say the teacher will not be allowed back on campus. In a release Robert Herman with the Tulare County Office of Education stated “We are reviewing all available information and will take the most severe employment action appropriate.” 

The school has made counselors available on campus for students.

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April 29 2021 12:00 am

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