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A Tennessee kindergarten teacher punished a student for being messy by telling his classmates to encircle him, "call him a pig and make pig noises." Don't worry—she was suspended for a day!

Yes, one day's unpaid suspension and a letter of reprimand seem like an appropriate punishment for mandating the bullying of a child over a minor infraction. The teacher, 38-year veteran Debbie Hayes, was also forced to apologize to the class, which should scratch, oh, one or two years off the decades of therapy the poor oinked-at kid will have to undergo?

Either way, we're sure the kid is pretty tidy now.

[WBIR; KnoxNews.com]