My daughter came home in tears AGAIN because her teacher embarrassed her in front of the entire class.
The teacher was cleaning out book bags and when she opened up my daughters she said in a very loud voice 'OMG, this smells like smoke, I can't even go near it, that's gross'. First off, they're 6th graders and do not need their bags cleaned out by their controlling teacher. Secondly, she needs to learn her place in society. My daughter is not hers and she does not get to talk to my child this way. We have had conversations in the past about this and they have never ended pretty.
Now, we don't smoke in the house. We (more DH than I, I only occassionaly have one or two) smoke on our back porch that is closed off from the house. I didn't know that my daughter put her book bag out there during her school vacation. We don't chain smoke but we did have a party on Sunday and had a few smokers out there.
To rub salt in my daughters wound, some classmates told her that we're going to die soon after hearing her teacher go on and on about this.
This teacher has a long standing tradition about embarrassing children. She is a teacher who is past her prime and should just retire!
BTW: I cleaned out her bag myself and sprayed it with Febreeze. I told my daughter to hold her bag very close to her teachers face and say 'smell'.