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Posted on 03/19/2012 8:29:31 AM PDT by Netalia
BOISE -- A teacher, political candidate, and former doctor is facing charges of aggravated assault after police say she threatened employees at a Staples store with a gun. We are beginning to learn more about Cynthia Clinkingbeard, and her behavior leading up to the incident on Friday night.
At the time of her arrest, Clinkingbeard was part of the adjunct faculty at Boise State and the faculty at College of Western Idaho.
Her students say that her behavior over the past few months was, at times, strange. Some students at CWI dropped her class because of what they called "erratic behavior".
Allan, Ruth, and Michael Burtcher all took Clinkingbeard's health and welness class at CWI this semester. They, and other students, say she would often berrate students and criticize their political beliefs. They also said she would make racially insensitive comments, shared each students' grades with the entire class, and made the class walk her dog around the building.
The Burtchers stopped going to the class and appealed their credits to the department chair.
A week and a half later, Clinkingbeard was arrested for threatening employees at an office supply store with a gun.
According to documents from the state Board of Medicine, Clinkingbeard is diagnosed with bipolar and narcissistic personality disorder. In 2005, the board said her diagnosis was making her resistant to treatment. They revoked her license to practice medicine.
Michael Burtcher says he is also bipolar and he knows it is manageable, because he manages his own condition with medication. "When you're bipolar, it's a mental rollercoaster for your emotions," Michael explained. "You need to find the medication to keep you stable."
But Ruth Burtcher says Clinkingbeard would often talk about a lack of need for most medication. When Ruth found out about Friday's arrest, her teacher's behavior started to make sense.
"Now knowing what her situation is, I hope she gets the help she needs. I really do. Because, there were moments, when she was just this incredible person, very inspiring, and all-of-a-sudden, it would just go away. And she was a totally different person," said Ruth Burtcher, who took Clinkingbeard's class at CWI.
The College of Western Idaho did not want to comment on the matter.
Boise State University says that Clinkingbeard's teaching duties are on hold pending legal proceedings, but she is excluded from the campus.
Here is the link to the article. (I’m still kinda new to the forums) Sorry for putting the previous post above and not the article. Enjoy!
Only in liberal land would you have a egomaniacal lunatic teaching a "health and wellness" class. You just can't make this stuff up.
>> Clinkingbeard is diagnosed with bipolar and narcissistic personality disorder.
Why waste your time with city council, hon? You’re Presidential timber!
Medical board revoked her license. Why is she teaching? I smell meth head
They seem to have left the Party affiliation of this nutbag out of the story? Wonder why?
Pray for America
She is a democrat. It states she was to run as a democrat in the previous article.
You really can’t make this stuff up! LMAO! ((shakes her head in total dismay))
Also, I like this part ..." other students, say she would often berrate students and criticize their political beliefs. They also said she would make racially insensitive comments, shared each students' grades with the entire class, and made the class walk her dog around the building.
yep, she's/it's a Democrat.
Acquaintance of Mrs WBill's (friend is too strong a word) teaches a "Life Skills" class to High Schoolers. Topics covered are how to open a bank account, balance a check book, apply for jobs, etc etc etc. You know, stuff you and I likely figured out for ourselves, but nonetheless not an entirely wasted idea for a class. But I digress.....
This acquaintance is currently working on Divorce #3 (might have it already, it's been awhile since Mrs WBill has seen her), which is no wonder because there's a parade of men in her life. She's constantly getting her phone / water / electricity turned off for non payment, and is always working on one way or another to stay a step ahead of the bill collectors. She leads an absolute trainwreck of a lifestyle.
Yet, the school she works at deems her fit to teach "life skills" to teenagers. Sometimes the humor writes itself.
If you want it put to music, this would be the song: http://youtu.be/SMhwddNQSWQ
Oh, Lord! She is also terminally ugly!
In the her hair looks red, pink, brown, grey, and green.
Wonder if her drivers licence lists hair color as "Plaid".
Well, in all fairness, who hasn't felt the urge to pull a gun on a Staples employee?
You posted the wrong picture. This article is about a female.
oopf! she needs a shave!
I’m trying to figure out her name. Clinkingbeard? Is that real?
I can think of a couple of explanations. One, that she’s one of those liberal name-changers, and for some reason she picked that, maybe because she’s a butch lesbian.
Another, that it might indicate Indian ancestry. But she doesn’t look Indian.
Any ideas on this?