Melissa Carter, the principal of Central Elementary School, could face criminal charges
Cecilia Self, right, was asked to translate but the mother claims she did not do so
Bret Provinsky, the attorney for the mother, said the State Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case to see whether they pursue criminal charges against Carter and Cecilia Self, the clerk of the school, who was seen in the room in the video.
Self, the clerk, was designated to translate for the mother, but the mother said she failed to do so.
On the website for the school district, it states: ‘The superintendent shall designate sanctions for the infractions of rules, excluding corporal punishment.’
Neither Carter nor the school has responded to requests for comment.
‘I don’t mind discipline with permission – but not when there’s a language barrier,’ said Ruby Monroe, whose grandson attends the school.
She told WINK News: ‘I worked for the state of Florida for 34 years and we always had an interpreter.’