Skip to comments.Student hides in locker to catch a thief...and videotapes veteran TEACHER 'stealing money from kids
Posted on 02/27/2013 3:42:27 AM PST by lowbridge
A California high school student staged an undercover video sting operation to catch a thief in the act of stealing money from kids' backpacks.
But to her surprise, the footage captured a teacher rummaging through students' belongings.
Linden High School sophomore Justine Betti decided to hide in the locker in hopes of busting the crook who has been plundering cash from book bags during gym class for the past year.
After all the students left the room, a teacher hung back, went through the kids' bags and took money, according to Betti. When the girl told her friends about it, nobody believed her
Determined to obtain definitive proof, the sophomore once again concealed herself inside a locker on February 13, this time armed with a cell phone camera to catch the teacher red-handed. A second camera was set up in another locker.
She did not have to wait long: both video recordings made by Betti show a figured believed to be the educator opening several backpacks and methodically going through them.
'I didn't want to believe that she would do something like that because she was so nice, but then she did it,' Betti told KXTV. 'It was really scary. I was like "Oh my gosh, I can't believe I just got this on video."'
After watching the incriminating footage a couple of times, the amateur sleuth took the evidence to the school principal, who promised to investigate the allegations and asked her to delete the video.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
In the first two pics I would agree, but the one below, with more light, doesn't look that way. Besides, trash comes in every color, and stealing sucks no matter who does it.
She could live at the crowbar hotel while she pondered the treatment.
“Obama blames sequestration”
“... Kepto’s we call thieves, and they are, and both are mental illnesses”.
I am going to have to disagree with you on this one, Venturer (as much as that breaks my heart). She stole money.. not trinkets. If she had stolen a chapstick or something like that... perhaps I would agree. I find it somewhat disturbing that so many thieves claim kleptomania as an excuse. A few years back, our PTA co-president embezzled (i.e. stole) about $18,000 from the PTA fund. Wrote out checks, signed other PTA members signatures.. the whole enchilada. Funny but when she was caught, suddenly she claimed she had kleptomania. No, she was a thief. Plain and darn simple. Thankfully, the courts didn’t see her mental illness (especially after learning this was her 3rd time of stealing) and she did prison time. IMHO, this matter should be turned over to law enforcement and the teacher should be charged criminally.
The Pavement song now runs over an over in my head....
Every building same height
Every street a straight line
Team color’s yellow and blue...
"What did you just ask me to do, Ma'am? Please speak into my buttonhole."
Seems to me that Daily Mail in the UK is becoming THE place for information.
the same reason bad teachers are shunted from one school district to another when they get accused. This often includes sexual contact with a minor being covered over. Some parents will accept anything.
remember the kid who wore the Romney shirt and was sent home? The teachers had the whole student body seething with hatred against that girl
POST IT ON YOUTUBE, LIVELEAK and all over the web when you find it!
Delete it indeed!
Perverts, Socialists and Thieves
The people of the town, they called us
Perverts, Socialists and Thieves
But every morning they’d put them on the bus
And send their kids to us.
*Apologies to Cher (Gypsies Tramps and Thieves)*
I wondered that - thus the request to “delete the video”.
You've heard of the thin blue line. This is the 'thin-chalk-line'.
ping to #24
To hell with going to the police just fire her and let every one know what she did and that she is a typical union thug.
I would have had that video along with names up on YouTube about one nanosecond after getting out of the locker.
Care to guess? I don’t need to.
The principal sounds like a crook as well.
Please, the plural of illness is illnesses, not illness’s.
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