Unbelievable. A teacher who shook a baby so hard it caused a brain bleed is still registered.
A teacher who shook his baby boy so violently the child suffered a brain bleed will be allowed to keep his registration.
The man, whose name is suppressed, was referred to the Education Council after a conviction for injuring with reckless disregard in December last year.
A New Zealand Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal decision said the incident occurred in May 2014, when the father was at home caring for his three-year-old and six-month-old baby, while his wife worked.
The baby boy was unsettled due to a change in routine following a holiday, and was refusing to sleep or drink from a bottle, causing the man signification stress.
“The Defendant out of frustration lost his self control,” the decision read. “He picked the victim up with both hands raising the victim above his head. He then began shaking the victim with enough force to cause the victim’s body to stiffen before flopping into unconsciousness.”