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.
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Why would the principal ask her to delete the video?
the school principal, who promised to investigate the allegations and asked her to delete the video.
Now just why would the principal ask her to DELETE
the evidence??? Three guesses...
The principal asked her to delete the evidence!?!?! Union teachers?
Why would the twit ask her to delete the video?
...student should have gone right to the police after (making a copy of it). Report that the principle told her to erase it...or better yet go to the school board meeting and ask why the principle wanted the vid erased
“By that point, however, Betti said she had already sent the footage to her father, and several of her friends who were in on the sting also shared it with others.”
Probably has something to do with union work rules.
See - teachers need to be paid better!
From the pics - teach appears to be a minority.
..the “popular” teacher may or may not be charged...who cares how popular she is...IT’S WRONG!
hard times — who knows how long this has been going on - how many kids got in trouble by their parents for not having munch money or what ever and were blamed/accused for lying about the missing money...
but...as always - the socialist brick and mortar system of education wants it to go away...
Destruction of criminal evidence and obstruction of justice. Send this principal to jail too.
she was smart - send a copy of the vid to her dad. when the principal asked her to delete the vid the word ‘coverup’ came to mind. administrators don’t want to deal with incidents like this. teh police need to be notified as well.
Obstruction of Justice
I am not a lawyer but the principal telling the student to destroy evidence of a crime sounds like a felony.
Which is why the administration would prefer the issue be covered up. Student should have also asked around to see who had money/stuff missing that day, and see if they could identify their backpacks as among those being gone through.
The kid should be careful about retaliation from teacher's friends and fellow Obama supporters.
Heck, the union Teachers have been stealing money from the taxpayers for decades. Might as well get the kids’ money too!
Not all kleptomaniacs are bad people, they are just thieves.
It is a compulsion. This woman perhaps needs treatment.
A lady who used to live behind me stole small thing all of the time. The local grocery store had an employee watch her each time she came in, if she visited your home she would steal something small. She wasn’t a bad lady just sick in that way. She would go to the graveyard and steal flowers. One day she went to the beauty palor and stole the reflectors off the driveway, The lady at the beauty parlor knew who did it and came down and took them back.
It’s funny how we treat compulsions, Homosexuals we now are expected to accept, Klepto’s we call thieves , and they are, and both are mental illness’s.
Because the video is evidence and the teacher will be warned but not prosecuted.
A word to the wise. Before you turn over an incriminating video like this to any “authorities” make sure you first either publish or store it to the web. That way it can’t be confiscated and then its existance denied.
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.
“...asked her to delete the video.”
Translation: nothing will be done, and the whole thing will be denied while the teacher gets off without so much as a reprimand.
In the end, the student will be subjected to an institutional vendetta as a “troublemaker” and her grades will suffer while she loses all faith in the concept of justice.
Too bad, kid, but you’re scr*wed by the system while the school principal plays CYA and denies anything ever happened.
It’s a good lesson for adult life: SAVE the evidence, and get yourself a good ATTORNEY.
I would look for a gambling problem before I would consider kleptomania, since it appears she only takes cash.
” 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.”
I think we just found the perfect investigator for fast and furious. The justice department is sure to hire him any day now.
“I would look for a gambling problem...”
Or just plain, good old fashioned GREED. I want it, I deserve it, I’m entitled to it GREED. A twenty here, a ten there adds up in a day. In many schools, if a student is caught stealing.. the matter is turned over to the local police. I personally feel this matter should be turned over as well. Consequences for actions (sounds old fashioned but I still believe in it)
Don’t forget that recording others without their permission is a crime itself in several states.
Lindsay Lohan loves you.
Lindsay Lohan is a pathetic creature.
Success at too young an age, she didn’t know how to handle it. She steals to get attention.She screws to get attention, she gets drunk to get attention, she shows her privates to get attenion. Pathetic really when she had so much going for her.
Of course beinbg in Hollywood where there aren’t many sane role models and plenty of hangers on doesn’t help/
Kids cash, their lunch money, not enough to pay gambling debts.
Certainly there is a big difference between embezzlement and Kleptomania.
Hoa much money could this woman have gotten?
Chump change, kids money, I doubt she got enugh to buy her lunch that day.
Still , you could be right.
But you can play the slots with it.