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  • Calif teen breaks up with teacher after his arrest

    04/07/2012 3:45:28 PM PDT · by SmithL · 25 replies
    MODESTO, Calif. (AP) -- A Northern California teen who made national news when she and her high school teacher moved in together says she has broken off the relationship following allegations that he sexually abused another student. Jordan Powers, 18, told ABC News ( ) that when her now former boyfriend, Christopher Hooker, called her from jail she told him, "We're done."Hooker, 41, was arrested Friday on suspicion of sexually abusing a different student more than a decade ago.After being booked on one count of oral copulation with a minor, he made a brief court appearance during which a...
  • Former Modesto teacher arrested for sexual contact with another teen

    04/06/2012 7:39:29 PM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies
    MODESTO --A former California teacher who made national headlines when he left his job and family to move in with an 18-year-old student was arrested Friday on suspicion of sexually abusing a different student more than a decade ago, police said. Christopher Hooker, 41, was arrested at his home and booked in Stanislaus County Jail on one count of oral copulation with a minor. Police said the case stems from a 1998 relationship he had with a 17-year-old student when he was a teacher at Davis High School in Modesto. The girl was a student at a different school, police...
  • Virginia Elementary School Teacher Tells Students “Republicans Are Stupid”…

    04/05/2012 8:36:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    weasel zippers ^ | 4/5/12 | zip
    We’re so stupid that we find it abhorrent when a teacher pushes liberal propaganda on unsuspecting students. Via Daily Caller: A Virginia elementary school teacher told her students that “Republicans are stupid” and “they don’t care about anyone but wealthy people and businesses.” Kristin Martin said this to her 6th grade class as Republican voters were filing into the halls of Powell Elementary School in Fairfax County to vote on Super Tuesday. “It all started when this disabled kid came in and named all the Republicans candidates for Super Tuesday,” one student told The Daily Caller. “She [Martin] said to...
  • Teacher's aide suspended for refusing to let school look at her Facebook page

    04/02/2012 5:27:43 AM PDT · by rawhide · 55 replies ^ | 4-2-12 | Christine Show
    A teacher's aide was suspended after she refused to let the school district she worked access her Facebook profile. Officials at the Frank Squires Elementary School in Cassopolis, Michigan insisted they check Kimberly Hester's account last year after she posted a picture of a co-worker wearing pants around the ankles and a pair of shoes. The woman is trying to take legal action against the school now that she has been put on unpaid leave. She told WSBT-TV: 'I did nothing wrong. And I would not, still to this day, let them in my Facebook. And I don't think it's...
  • Teacher acquitted of having sex with student 231 times

    03/29/2012 12:45:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 29, 2012
    A teacher accused of having sex with one of her students 231 times over three years was acquitted yesterday when a judge ruled there was not enough evidence to convict her. When the not guilty verdict was read out, Deborah Ashton's hands went to her mouth and she starting sobbing. The 47-year-old was facing five charges of sex crimes against a student who claimed to have been 12 when their sexual relationship began in 2002.
  • Creative Arts: Exaggerated Teacher Union Claims Not Supported By The Facts

    03/29/2012 8:03:10 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/29/2012 | Tom Gantert
    Some teachers were working at poverty level. Others could be fired because they were pregnant and unmarried, or they were gay. And students were sitting on the floor without any desks. Those are some of the charges made by teachers’ union officials since Gov. Rick Snyder took office and transformed the face of public education in Michigan. But those charges and more were either untrue or highly unlikely to occur in what has turned into a two-year rhetoric campaign by teachers and the unions. Michigan Education Association Spokesman Doug Pratt told MLive that the MEA has been targeted by the...
  • ‘Hot for Teacher’ Student’s Appeal Denied: Suspended for Writing an Essay

    03/13/2012 5:36:06 PM PDT · by bigbob · 32 replies
    Oakland University in Michigan has denied the appeal of a student who was barred from campus, suspended for three semesters, and required to undergo "sensitivity" counseling for authoring a class assignment in which he stated that he found his instructors attractive. While the assignment specifically permitted students to write creatively about any topic, the university bizarrely classified his "Hot for Teacher" essay as "unlawful." Joseph Corlett came to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) for help. "Oakland University made up its own definition of the 'law' in order to punish a student for his creative writing," said FIRE...
  • Teacher Suspended Over Chicken Nugget Incident

    03/05/2012 8:07:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Carolina Journal ^ | 3/5/2012 | Sara Burrows
    School district official says substituting a preschooler’s lunch was against district policy RALEIGH — The teacher involved in “supplementing” a preschooler’s lunch with chicken nuggets in Hoke County has been suspended indefinitely. Parents of students in the Pre-Kindergarten program at West Hoke Elementary School in Raeford got a letter from Assistant Superintendent Bob Barnes last week saying a substitute teacher would take over the preschool class until the “issue” is resolved. It remains unclear why the teacher’s actions violated district policy. State officials responsible for monitoring homemade lunches for preschoolers have told Carolina Journal that the Jan. 30 incident that...
  • Texas Teacher Who Told Student ‘Go Back to Mexico’ Reinstated by School District

    03/03/2012 9:51:07 AM PST · by montag813 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-03-2012 | John Hill
    You called, you emailed, you bombarded their Facebook page with outrage. And Shirley Bunn is now back on the job. The Arlington School District this weekend reinstated Bunn. You may recall from our post a week earlier that she had been suspended for telling a frequently disruptive Hispanic student "Go back to Mexico", after he repeatedly asked her for a set of forms in Spanish, yelling "I'm Mexican...I'm Mexican". Even after Ms. Bunn told him he could get Spanish-language forms in the main office, the kid continued to harrass her for Spanish forms, yelling "I'm Mexican...I'm Mexican", after which Bunn...
  • HEMET: Teacher accused of sex with student

    03/03/2012 2:31:50 AM PST · by csvset · 39 replies · 1+ views
    The Press Enterprise ^ | 01 March 2012 | JOHN ASBURY
    A Hemet High School teacher was arrested Thursday on suspicion of having sex with a student on campus. Hemet Unified School District officials notified Riverside County sheriff’s deputies at 9 p.m. Wednesday that a teacher may have been involved in a sexual relationship with a minor at the school, Sgt. Wally Clear said in a report. Sheriff’s detectives said Janel Ramirez, 31, and a male student were involved in sexual acts at the school during the month of December. The district would not disclose the student’s age. Ramirez was arrested Thursday on suspicion of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor,...
  • Time to arm willing teachers to stop spree killers(OH)

    03/02/2012 4:39:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies · 223+ views
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 29 February, 2012 | Jeff Thomas
    By now everyone has heard about the Chardon High School shooting that left three students dead and two others wounded this week. Many believed it was just a matter of time before a school shooting reached Ohio. On Monday morning it happened. This just highlights the need to arm willing teachers to serve as the last line of defense of our children. While a lot remains unknown about Monday's shooting, had a willing and properly trained and armed teacher been present, this could have prevented multiple children from being shot. I don't know anyone who would argue against the notion...
  • California Teacher Resigns After Leaving Family for Student

    03/01/2012 1:46:31 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 73 replies · 9+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March 1, 2012
    Modesto police are investigating if there's a criminal case against a former high school teacher who resigned his job to move into an apartment with an 18-year old girl he met while teaching. James Hooker, 41, was placed on administrative leave Feb. 3 by Modesto City Schools and resigned less than three weeks later, according to a report at the Modesto Bee.
  • Teacher fired over inappropriate relationship with student

    02/23/2012 5:04:05 AM PST · by eastforker · 37 replies · 2+ views
    click2houston ^ | 2/23/12 | click2houston
    HOUSTON - Counselors will be on hand at a Spring Branch middle school Thursday after a teacher was fired over an inappropriate relationship with one of her students.. Kathryn "Camille" Murray, an eighth-grade teacher at Memorial Middle School, was fired Wednesday, according to a statement from Spring Branch ISD Superintendent Duncan F. Klussmann. Klussmann said Murray was removed from the classroom after allegations were reported on Feb. 13. Details of the allegations were not released.
  • Texas Teacher Suspended for Telling Student: 'Go Back to Mexico'

    02/17/2012 9:08:24 PM PST · by montag813 · 23 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-18-2012 | John Hill
    ARLINGTON, Texas - A two-time “Teacher of the Year” in Arlington is now fighting to keep her job after allegedly telling a Hispanic student to “Go back to Mexico.” Barnett Junior High School math teacher Shirley Bunn has 24 years of teaching experience. But her career could end with what she called a moment of frustration. Bunn admitted she lost her temper on Sept. 30 while distributing Title 1 forms to her eighth grade students. According to public documents, a student who had a history of being disruptive repeatedly asked his teacher for a form printed in Spanish by saying,...
  • Elementary school teacher, 39, jailed for FORTY years for her affair with boy of 14

    02/17/2012 1:57:49 PM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies · 1+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 17, 2012 | Paul Thompson and Rachel Quigley
    An elementary school teacher has been jailed for 40 years for having sex with a 14-year-old student. Shannon Alicia Schmieder, 39, was told she will have to serve 20 years - by far the toughest sentence ever handed out by a U.S. court to an educator accused of underage sex.
  • Report: Teacher at heart of LA school district molest scandal was paid $40,000 to resign (Berndt)

    02/10/2012 5:12:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 2/10/12
    Report: Teacher at heart of LA school district molest scandal was paid $40,000 to resignArticle by: Associated Press Updated: February 10, 2012 - 4:47 PM LOS ANGELES - The former third-grade teacher who has been charged with committing lewd acts on students was paid $40,000 to drop an appeal of his firing, a newspaper reported Friday. The Los Angeles Unified School District settled with Mark Berndt because it couldn't defend his February 2011 firing, district general counsel David Holmquist told the Los Angeles Times. Berndt was removed from the classroom in January 2011 and dismissed as the Los Angeles County...
  • (Texas) Teacher charged with giving teen Plan B (pill)

    02/08/2012 4:26:31 PM PST · by bgill · 2 replies
    kxan ^ | Feb. 8, 2012 | kxan
    ... LBJ high school teacher and coach is charged with delivering a dangerous drug to a student after a parent accused her of giving the morning after pill to the student. Tracy Steinberg, 32, resigned after the allegation surfaced on January 26.... When the student became ill after taking the pills, she told her mother about the situation and the mother contacted AISD police, who began an investigation.
  • Blanche Ely High School teacher could face discipline for allegedly calling her students 'chocolate'

    02/03/2012 3:48:33 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | February 3, 2012 | Cara Fitzpatrick
    A reading teacher at Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach has been accused of screaming at a Haitian student in her class last year, telling him to shut up and calling him a "little chocolate boy" and a "chocolate that nobody wanted." According to the district, Leslie Rainer, 46, of Deerfield Beach, has been spoken to twice before about her remarks to minority students, including an incident in which she allegedly told a student, "I wish they would put you in a boat and send you back where you came from."
  • $23M Bond Set For Teacher Accused Of 'Bondage' Pics

    02/01/2012 1:45:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies · 1+ views
    LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Bond was set at $23 million Wednesday for a Los Angeles elementary school teacher who allegedly took bondage photos of more than two dozen students in his classroom -- $1 million for each of the 23 counts he faces of lewd acts on a child. The 400 photographs collected by investigators include some showing suspected semen-filled spoons at the children's mouths, a sheriff's investigator said. Mark Berndt, 61, appeared briefly before a Los Angeles judge for his initial court appearance Wednesday morning, represented by a court-appointed public defender. His next court appearance was set for February...
  • Los Angeles teacher charged with molesting 23 kids

    01/31/2012 10:27:36 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 31, 2012 | ROBERT JABLON
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Los Angeles elementary school teacher was charged with committing lewd acts against nearly two dozen students after a film processor gave authorities bondage-style photographs showing children in blindfolds with their mouths taped, and some with cockroaches on their faces, authorities said Tuesday. Mark Berndt, 61, was arrested Monday at his Torrance home and remained jailed on $2.3 million bail, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department statement.