California teacher faces charges after forcibly cutting a student’s hair while singing anthem
By Kimberly Hutcherson, CNN
Margaret Gieszinger, 52, a former teacher at University Preparatory High School in Visalia, faces six criminal misdemeanor charges — one count of false imprisonment, two counts of cruelty to a child, two counts of battery, and one count of assault. She could serve up to three and a half years in prison if she is convicted on all charges, according to the Tulare County district attorney’s office.
Cellphone video posted to Reddit
on Wednesday shows Gieszinger call a male student student to the front of the class. She makes him sit, then cuts chunks of his hair while singing “The Star-Spangled Banner,” transposing verses as she sings.