Female Teacher Orders 12-Year Old Boy to Strip in Front of Class
|Girls giggle and snicker as the 6th grade boy stands in front of them and his teacher, Lisa Lox, in his underpants, preparing to pull them down for the ultimate humiliation.
by Becky Romero
In October 2003, Union Elementary sixth-grade social studies teacher Lisa Lox was teaching a history class about ancient Egypt. At one point during the lesson she decided she needed to clearly demonstrate to the nearly two dozen girls and boys in the classroom the need for society to have laws.
The following, according to published news accounts of the incident, is how the Biggsville, Illinois teacher proceeded:
She ordered a 12-year old boy to stand in front of her and the entire class and take off all of his clothes! The embarrassed boy did as he was instructed, as a whole classroom of laughing girls and boys looked on in amazement.
As Ms. Lox stood by watching, the embarrassed boy slowly removed his clothes beginning with his shirt. Within moments, he was unzipping his pants and shamefully sliding them off. The red-faced boy was now standing there clad in just his underpants - in front of his whole class!
As the giggling girls in the classroom grinned from ear to ear and widened their eyes in anticipation of what they would soon see next, the boy... suffered an anxiety attack and passed out.
Was the teacher fired? Of course not. Because she was tenured, she had union protection. The school district Superintendent, Dean Irlbeck, defended Lox, saying she is ''a creative teacher.''
''Creative''? That's sure an understatement!
Henderson County State's Attorney Ray Cavanaugh declined to press charges against Ms. Lox, saying:
I believe that the evidence does show that Ms. Lox did an act (in having the student take off his clothes) that was so unreasonable that it would disturb and alarm another (the other students). However, the last element which must be proven is that this act provoked a breach of the peace. While it is clear that this act is troubling to the community, as it is to myself, the action did not lead to a disturbance or provoke a breach of the peace in the classroom. The act provoked a breach of the peace in the community after it was learned what took place in the classroom, not in the classroom at the time the event took place.
In other words, because Ms. Lox only humiliated the boy in front of all his classmates, both boys AND girls, WITHIN THE WALLS OF THE CLASSROOM, it was O.K. Had she done so ''in the community'' (say, at a park or on a public sidewalk) then it wouldn't have been O.K.
Even more outrageous is the suggestion by Cavanaugh that even if Ms. Lox had forced the boy to remove his underpants also and thus have allowed every single one of his female classmates to see him completely nude and to gaze upon his penis, point, laugh and make jokes, that would have been O.K. too, so long as Ms. Lox herself didn't enjoy any ''sexual arousal or gratification'' from the incident or make any ''sexual comments'' herself to the boy.
Now, imagine yourself being that 12-year old boy. Imagine the teasing, the humiliation, the shame. Worse, imagine if you had finished stripping and stood there totally naked facing your female teacher and your entire class, desperately wishing you could hide what every girl in class was pointing, staring and giggling at. Imagine hearing the laughter, the name-calling, the humiliating and degrading comments about your exposed body parts. Imagine having to face them, as well as your female teacher, day in and day out for the rest of the school year, perhaps for even several more years, knowing they knew precisely the stage of your development (or lack thereof) down there.
And why? Because, as a 12-year old child, you did not yet fully understand the complexities of modern society and why we need laws.
It's a good thing I didn't have a 6th grade teacher like Ms. Lox. Because I'm certain that if I had to take off ALL of my clothes in front of my classmates every time I did poorly on a test, homework paper or in-class assignment, I might as well simply have gone to school completely naked each day to begin with.
I think back to when I was in 6th grade and wonder if that had happened to a boy in my class, what would my reaction have been, especially if his underpants came down, too. It would have been this: we girls would have been in absolute heaven!
That boy would have never heard the end of it! We would have teased him mercilessly, especially about his penis size. And we would have made sure every girl in school got the full details of what we saw. I would have thoroughly enjoyed it, especially if he had been one of the boys who witnessed me receiving a brief bare-bottomed spanking in 1st grade. As a friend of mine once said, Revenge is a dish best served to those who are nude.
But, this young boy in Biggsville had done nothing wrong. He didn't deserve such humiliation. And if he had been my classmate in 6th grade and this happened then, I would have later regretted the teasing I would have heaped upon him. After all, if Lisa Lox had this boy down to his underpants in front of his whole class for merely doing poor on a class lesson, I surely would have fared much worse.
Having a teacher like Lisa Lox would have been my worse nightmare! I have absolutely no doubt that if I were in Ms. Lox's class at that age, 12, I would have felt totally compelled to obey her just exactly as the humiliated boy did, leaving myself standing in front of my whole class topless and in nothing but my panties, or perhaps nothing at all if she so ordered. And may heaven have helped my poor bare bottom if Ms. Lox felt like demonstrating to everyone the most effective way to make me properly behave in class.
The Lisa Lox incident certainly begs the question: Why do we allow teachers and school officials to humiliate our kids? Strip-searching them, forcing them to urinate in the open, paddlings that send kids to hospitals, hiding video cameras in showers and locker rooms, embarrassing forced exposures in front of others, denying bathroom breaks that result in humiliating accidents...
When are we as citizens going to demand an end to it? When are we going to reduce the power of the teachers' unions and school boards, making it easier to fire them? When are we going to force school officials to obey the same standards that in some cases would send parents to jail if they did something similar? When are we going to demand justice for our kids?
Kids are people, too!
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For further reading on this incident, please see:
Teacher Suspended After Making Student Disrobe, The Daily Review Atlas, Oct. 28, 2003
Parents Say Teacher Made Boy Disrobe, The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc., Oct. 29, 2003
School Issues Statement Regarding Misconduct, The Daily Review Atlas, Oct. 29, 2003
Henderson County State's Attorney, Raymond A. Cavanaugh, Reports on Teacher Investigation: Union Teacher Will Not Be Charged, The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc., Jan. 28, 2004
Letter to the Editor from Roderick Senter, Jr., The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc., Feb. 18, 2004
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Should I Have Been Spanked?
It was quite humiliating. There I was, standing in front of all my giggling 6th grade classmates as our assistant principal (and substitute teacher) pinned my panties up at the top of the chalkboard for all to see. It was a lesson for every girl in school that they'd better not be caught flashing their panties at boys (as I and my classmate Melanie had done).
But as shameful as it was, I realize it could have been worse. I could have been standing in the classroom when Mrs. Case ordered me to remove them, instead of
in the relative privacy of the empty hallway. Or I might have been turned over her knee, as my classmate Belinda was a year earlier, my skirt hiked up completely above the waistband of my panties,
just as Belinda's skirt was, for a humbling,
shameful in-front-of-the class spanking.
Given the unwritten disciplinary policy at our private school, an in-class spanking would not have been out of the ordinary during my time there.
Still, Belinda's spanking was a rarity in that very few students received spankings at our school after the mid-90s. (Although ours was a private school, Illinois had recently at the time banned corporal punishment in public schools.) Plus, Belinda's mom had given her teachers advance explicit permission to spank her - even on her panties. Mrs. Case had spanked me before, too, but that was in 1st grade.
Yet, I'm sure if she had her way I'd have ended up the same way as Belinda,
her panties fully exposed and half way down off her
butt. Mrs. Case had even threatened to call my parents to tell them I needed a spanking when I gave her some back-talk. Whether she would have I don't know and I'm glad I didn't test her patience enough to find out.
One thing I'm sure of is that if informed, my
stepdad would have told her to go ahead and spank me.
Then again, my teacher could have been Ms. Lisa Lox. If she required a 6th grade boy to strip to his underpants
in front of his whole class simply because he didn't understand a history lesson she was teaching, how might she have dealt with a panty-flashing, 12-year old girl with an unfortunate propensity to back-talk? After all, why should my modesty be preserved
in any way when I had freely exposed my panties to
several boys on the playground? I shudder to think of the consequences.
Would a simple requirement to unzip and drop my skirt for several minutes of ridicule be punishment enough?
True, I would have been on full display in my panties in front of my whole class instead of merely giving a few boys a sneak peak on the playground. But what if Ms. Lox believed I didn't deserve even that remaining bit of modesty? I would have complied with any orders to remove them, of course.
But might the ultimate humiliation for a schoolgirl
- a prolonged, stern, bare-bottom spanking in front
of my entire class - have actually benefited me down
the road, given that I became far too promiscuous in
high school? Although I wish schools didn't spank or
paddle students, I can't argue with the fact that
had I received a humiliating spanking that day on my
bare bottom in front of all my classmates I likely would have acted much more modestly in the future.
The embarrassment and shame would have certainty
done me more good than harm.
So in an odd sense, perhaps it is unfortunate for me
that Ms. Lox wasn't my teacher that year. I don't
know how she might have punished me for
panty-flashing or even if she would have punished me
But one thing's for sure. In measuring
classroom discipline with how the boy in her class
faired as a benchmark, I would have been lucky if I
was at allowed to even retain my bra as I was
spanked by her in front of my whole class.
I'm not saying that I deserved such a fate my any means. I'm just saying that given how that Union Elementary boy was treated,
a decision by Ms. Lox to give me occasional bare-bottom spankings in
front of the whole class would have been completely understandable and equitably fair in comparison.
- Becky Romero