Javelin Man wrote:As for 'yelling', I had a student accuse me of yelling at her all the time when I asked her to switch hands on her clarinet to the correct side. She also accused a bus driver of yelling at her all the time so she was in the office with her mother, bus driver and principal. The driver quietly said something to the girl and she burst out, "See, she's always yelling at me!" The principal said the meeting was over. I was cleared as well.
It's not uncommon for children to "hear" things with a megaphone.
Heck, just think back to when we were kids. How many times did we make a mountain out of a molehill? Even as adults, we can still knee-jerk and overreact sometimes, and that's not dissimilar.
I think one of the best things I heard at a (scheduled) meeting with my daughter's then pre-school teacher was that as a teacher, she will only believe half of what Anna says about us at school, if we'll promise to give her the same benefit of doubt about what Anna says about her, in-turn, when she's at home. It was a joke, of-course, but I really do believe there's a lot of truth in that.
Whenever my daughter's upset that a teacher "yelled" at her, I always think about that advice, and I also always try to help her distinguish if what transpired really was deserved discipline/correction or if it was just a "stop poking at the dog!" kind of remark. To bolster my undergrads' confidence, I'll often say to them: "That's not the boss yelling at you, that's him debating science! Yell back!"
Back to the OP, I'm glad to see via AlanM
's post that those involved did the right thing and apologized to the child.
Nevertheless, it is unfortunate that it happened.
I'm a city boy and have never hunted, but I would like to think that I understand why folks do - whether it be for subsistence or for sport. Similarly, I try to teach my daughter that the meat we so enjoy comes from live animals, be it farmed on an industrial level or locally, or from friends who hunt.