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Fighting Facebook teacher resigns, other suspended
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 11/19/2009 | Megan Matteucci

Posted on 11/19/2009 5:51:20 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom

Two Clayton County teachers arrested for fighting over the same lover on Facebook no longer work together.

Rex Mill Middle School teachers Chaka Cobb and Ebony Smith were charged with misdemeanors last month after getting into a physical fight in front of students.

Employment records obtained by the AJC on Wednesday show Smith resigned in lieu of termination.

Cobb is currently serving a 19.5-day suspension without pay, according to the records. She is scheduled to return Dec. 4.

Smith was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct. Cobb was charged with disorderly conduct.

The fight started after the women learned they both were involved with the same man -- Rex Mill physical education teacher Derek Green.

An internal investigation by school officials found all three teachers violated the "professional conduct" section of the Georgia Code of Ethics for Educators, along with the school board's ethics policy.

Green was suspended 10 days without pay and returned to school on Monday. He was not charged with a crime.

Administrators also filed a complaint against the two female teachers with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, which licenses all teachers in Georgia.

“There was swinging and hitting and profanity between the two,” the complaint reads.

Green was not referred because his actions did not occur at school, district spokesman Charles White said.

Clayton Solicitor General Tasha Mosley said the cases have been assigned to a State Court judge and the women will likely be arraigned in January. Mosley said she expects to file State Court formal accusations against the women in the next few weeks.

According to a police report, Cobb, who is expecting a child from Green, found a love letter from Smith on Green’s Facebook page.

“I am in love with you. I am tired of being your every blue moon [expletive],” the letter read.

Cobb posted a response on Facebook.

The fight then moved from the Web site to the school, where they women confronted each other.

According to a police report, Smith swung at Cobb in a classroom. Several other teachers broke up the fight and Cobb stormed down the hallway while threatening to post the letter on the blackboard.

Another school employee told police she pulled Cobb into another classroom, with the children present, to calm her down. But Cobb continued to curse in front of the students, police said.

Smith ran back into the room and “attempted to attack” Cobb, the report states.

Police interviewed several students, who said they heard Smith curse while teachers were holding her down.

Cobb teaches seventh and eighth grade language arts. Smith taught family and consumer science.

In an apology letter submitted to the administration, Cobb said her behavior was out of character and because of her "raging hormones" because of her pregnancy.

“I felt extremely threatened for myself and my fully developed child inside of me,” she wrote.

Smith called the situation "childish and embarrassing."


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: education; facebook
Smith called the situation "childish and embarrassing."

Ya think so? This is just another day in America's most embarrassing school district, Clayton County (a suburb of Atlanta).

1 posted on 11/19/2009 5:51:21 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Wow. As a teacher, that is all I can say. Wow.


2 posted on 11/19/2009 6:02:31 PM PST by karatemom (Thankful for the small blessings.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

One teacher sleeping with two others.

One openly and happily pregnant out of wedlock.

The two of them rolling around on the ground fighting on school grounds.

Anyone want to hazard a guess at the illegitimacy rate at that school?


3 posted on 11/19/2009 6:06:17 PM PST by rlmorel (Obama, The Flatulence of One Thousand Black Dogs After Eating Boiled Eggs Be Upon Him...)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
.......But Cobb continued to curse in front of the students, police said.........Cobb teaches seventh and eighth grade language arts......

She can say she was just teaching the kids how to constructively deal with difficult situations.

4 posted on 11/19/2009 6:09:09 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
“Chaka” and “Ebony”. They must be Amish.

Are you effing serious? How do these people ever expect to be taken seriously with ridiculous names like this. And their fight just reinforces the stereotype.

5 posted on 11/19/2009 6:10:32 PM PST by MGMSwordsman
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
But Cobb continued to curse in front of the students, police said.

Cobb teaches seventh and eighth grade language arts. Smith taught family and consumer science.


Outstanding.
6 posted on 11/19/2009 6:11:07 PM PST by kenth
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
both were involved with the same man. . . . “There was swinging and hitting and profanity between the two,”

Cobb teaches seventh and eighth grade language arts.

F.

Smith taught family and consumer science.

F.

7 posted on 11/19/2009 6:14:12 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Ebony and Ovary.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Another great “feel good story” to come out of our nations PSS.

With education like this, why would parents want to home school their children?


8 posted on 11/19/2009 6:14:33 PM PST by VicVega (Join Jihad, get captured by the US and resettled in the best places in to the world. I love the USA)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
Chaka Cobb and Ebony Smith

Those darn Amish again!

Chaka Cobb and Ebony Smith. . . . Cobb, who is expecting a child. . . .

Ebony and Ovary . . .

9 posted on 11/19/2009 6:16:35 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Ebony and Ovary.)
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To: MGMSwordsman
“Chaka” and “Ebony”. They must be Amish.

Yes, I bet their last name was Yoder. LOL

10 posted on 11/19/2009 6:19:45 PM PST by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Chaka Cobb?chaka khan Pictures, Images and Photos Chaka?CHAKA Pictures, Images and Photos
11 posted on 11/19/2009 6:21:22 PM PST by redstateconfidential (`)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Please tell me this is satire! I can’t believe their names are Chaka and Ebony. If a white person used those names in a book or script they’d be railed against as a racist. Yet these “ladies” received those names from their parents. Unbelievable!


12 posted on 11/19/2009 6:23:38 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( Hey 0bama, Kenya show us the long-form BC? ))))
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Obvious comment deleted by author
13 posted on 11/19/2009 6:59:13 PM PST by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
These two are reportedly the tangling teachers.

I'm not sure which one is Chaka and which one is Ebony.

14 posted on 11/19/2009 7:09:52 PM PST by csvset
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I'm not sure which one is Chaka and which one is Ebony.

Either way, they're both 'fugly'!

15 posted on 11/19/2009 7:13:40 PM PST by airborne (As long as Muslims are a "protected species", all Americans are an "endangered species".)
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To: redstateconfidential
Chaka Khan !

I Feel For You

16 posted on 11/19/2009 7:14:41 PM PST by csvset
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To: rlmorel

...counting the teachers or not?


17 posted on 11/19/2009 7:34:13 PM PST by Erasmus (Sid's oxymorons: Socialist Realism.)
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To: Erasmus

I read on a teachers board somewhere a comment from a teacher decrying the possibility the kids would go home and use the “F” word they learned from the scuffling teachers.

Appalling. That a teacher would think that was the worst thing about this situation.


18 posted on 11/19/2009 7:38:04 PM PST by rlmorel (Obama, The Flatulence of One Thousand Black Dogs After Eating Boiled Eggs Be Upon Him...)
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To: rlmorel

“One teacher sleeping with two others.”

At lest they were not sleeping with students.


19 posted on 11/19/2009 10:01:51 PM PST by 20yearvet (they yell for more tests as long as its your money)
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"...At least they were not sleeping with students..."

That we know of.

20 posted on 11/20/2009 3:22:18 AM PST by rlmorel (Obama, The Flatulence of One Thousand Black Dogs After Eating Boiled Eggs Be Upon Him...)
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To: csvset

The darker one is probably Ebony. Oh, gee, did I just make a racist comment?


21 posted on 11/20/2009 5:30:49 AM PST by goldi (')
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Chaka and Ebony?


22 posted on 11/20/2009 5:32:24 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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