Re: How would you handle this?
I am a teacher and completely understand having to stop behavior of group without being able to pinpoint specific students. Obviously this is not fair, but people need to realize that teachers make mistakes just as we do as parents. I am sure the teacher made a decision in the moment and it doesn't sound like she publicly berated anyone. I would always suggest going to the teacher in person in sticky situations. Notes by email or handwritten put teachers on the defense as they can be misinterpreted. But respectfully approaching a teacher with a concern in person can help you both to avoid misunderstandings. I disagree with the pulling them approach. Instability is much more difficult on kids than teaching them the life lesson that life is unfair and to be above whatever is going on.