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Should These Teachers Have Guns ?

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#1 Apr 10, 2013
3 North Dakota teachers suspended after allegedly leaving child outside in cold as punishment

Published April 02, 2013

Associated Press

FARGO, N.D.– Three teachers at a North Dakota YMCA have been suspended amid allegations they made a 4-year-old boy stand outside in the cold as punishment.

A parent spotted the boy without a coat outside of the Y Learning Center on Monday morning in Fargo, KVLY-TV reported. The boy allegedly told the parent that he was being punished. The parent, in turn, called police.

YMCA staff told the TV station that the teachers were having trouble getting the child to put on his outdoor apparel, so they took the child and his clothes outside and "had him stand on his snowsuit and were waiting for him to be ready to put it on."

The teachers did not follow proper procedure, officials said.

"Our policy specifically states that we do not use any kind of punishment that would take away warmth, food, sleep, that kind of thing," YMCA Vice President Lorrie Thoemke said.

The center aims to let children play outside every day unless wintry conditions are too extreme. Early Monday, temperatures were in the mid-teens.

"By no means would this be proper procedure to take a child out for discipline reasons without proper clothing on," Thoemke said.

The 4-year-old was brought inside and properly dressed by another staff member, and the three teachers involved are now suspended, officials said.

Findstad said the Y is reviewing policies with its staff. Letters went out Monday to parents to explain what had happened.

KVLY reported that two children have been pulled from the program -- the boy who was left outside and the child of the parent who reported spotting him.

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#2 Apr 23, 2013
A former Utah high school math teacher was arrested Friday on charges of raping a 17-year-old female student, reports.

Courtney Jarrell, 22, who also coached the Riverton High School girls' basketball team, resigned shortly after she was charged by prosecutors.

Jarrell appeared to be well-liked at the school. She now, however, faces two felony charges of object rape and forcible sexual abuse for a non-consensual sexual encounter that allegedly occurred at the teacher's residence.

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said, "they allege contact between January and March of 2013, within that three-month period."

The Jordan School District says no other students have made complaints, and when they learned of the allegation a month ago, the district immediately put Jarrell on administrative leave.

Jarrell was bailed out of jail. FOX 13 tried contacting her for comment at her apartment, only to find an eviction notice. The station reported that it is also still awaiting response from her lawyer.

"She was really nice what I saw of her; I would’ve never expected this to happen," Riverton student Taylor Nielson told the station.

Jarrell is scheduled to appear in court May 16.

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#3 Apr 24, 2013
I've always said you're another antigun pig.

All people have a natural right to self defense.

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#4 Apr 25, 2013
New Jersey teacher fired for allegedly urinating in classroom

Published April 25, 2013

Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J.– A second-grade teacher has been fired for insubordination and inappropriate behavior, including urinating in his northern New Jersey classroom.

Ron Tuitt had taught in Paterson's schools since 1996.

State Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf approved removing Tuitt's tenure protection and firing him on April 18.

The state found the teacher once urinated in a classroom trash can, sometimes urinated in a plastic bottle and asked students to take his waste to the boys' bathroom and flush it, and let students sit in his motorized wheelchair.

Tuitt denied some of the charges and told the state that others were because he was ill and his principal removed some accommodations.

Cerf says any changes were not an excuse for his behavior.

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#5 May 2, 2013
School Takes Girls Homemade Lunch

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#6 May 6, 2013
FBI shows new photo of teacher in child porn case

Updated: Wednesday, April 24 2013, 05:12 PM EDT

The FBI has released a new photograph of a former D.C. elementary school teacher who was arrested in Nicaragua over the weekend on child pornography charges.

The FBI hopes that the photograph of Eric Justin Toth will encourage any other potential abuse victims to come forward.

The new picture being distributed Wednesday shows Toth with much longer hair than in the posters previously made public by the FBI. Because it's the most recent pictures of him, authorities are hoping that by distributing it, more people who came in contact with Toth will recognize him.

Toth, a former teacher at the Beauvoir school, was arrested in Nicaragua on Saturday after five years on the run. The 31-year-old was ordered held without bond after brief court appearance Tuesday.

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#7 May 7, 2013
Lee County teacher under investigation for abuse

Mother wants her daughter, 10, out of Tice Elementary, says it's unsafe

A Tice Elementary School teacher is under investigation for alleged child abuse, and a Tice mother says the school district won’t let her daughter, who is terrified to return to the school, transfer elsewhere.

Damaris Caraballo, of Fort Myers, said the school called her Wednesday to say a teacher was accused of hitting her 10-year-old daughter in the face. On Monday, the little girl’s birthday, she was spitting and the teacher got angry and allegedly struck her. Caraballo’s daughter has a genetic, chromosomal disorder that gives her autistic tendencies and a heart condition.

“She wakes up in the morning wanting to go to school,” said Caraballo, who teaches at Lehigh Senior High School.“It’s her fun place. Now she doesn’t want to go to school.”

Terri Durdaller, spokeswoman for the Department of Children and Families, confirmed DCF is investigating an allegation of child abuse against a Tice teacher. The name of the teacher and victim involved are confidential, she said.

Neither Lee County public schools nor Tice Elementary would say if there was an investigation into a teacher.

“Student safety is always of the utmost and foremost concern for all kids,” Tice Principal Dwayne Courtney said.

The DCF complaint was filed Tuesday, but Caraballo said her daughter’s ordeal began before that.

About a month and a half ago, Caraballo’s fifth-grade daughter began acting strangely.

“She’s so fearful of going to school that she urinates herself,” Caraballo said.

Afraid her daughter was being bullied by another student, Caraballo tried to transfer her to another school. Students generally aren’t allowed to transfer in the fourth quarter, as it interferes with final exams, so Caraballo filed a hardship waiver and submitted a letter explaining why her daughter needs to transfer.

But the school district denied the mother’s request, saying it couldn’t take her daughter out of school so close to the end of the year, Caraballo said.

“I feel weak and heartbroken,” Caraballo said.“And I feel like (my daughter) doesn’t have a voice.”

The district grants transfers for 50-70 percent of the hardship waivers it receives, said Leila Muvdi, director of the Lee County Public Schools student assignment department. She said she cannot comment on specific students’ cases.

“But if I feel that a child is at risk,” Muvdi said,“or course we will transfer the kid to another school to try to protect the victim.”

If DCF believes a child is in danger, it will remove the child from his or her home while it conducts an investigation, Durdaller said. But DCF does not remove children from school, even if a danger is perceived.

“It is the school’s responsibility to take any immediate actions if a child is deemed to be in an unsafe situation,” Durdaller said in an email.

Once DCF completes an investigation of child abuse at a school, it often forwards its findings to the Florida Department of Education, according to DOE spokeswoman Cheryl Etters. DOE may then open its own investigation.

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#8 Jun 10, 2013
CPS Teacher Charged With Rape

June 5, 2013 5:01 PM

CHICAGO (CBS)— A Chicago Public School teacher has been removed from the classroom after being charged with rape.

Lewis Himes, Jr, 41, is a seventh and eighth-grade teacher at Turner Drew Language Academy, 9300 South Princeton.

“CPS is aware of these allegations, and the employee has been removed from the classroom. We will follow any legal proceedings and take further action at the appropriate time as needed,” CPS spokesman David Miranda said in a statement.

Himes was arrested on Monday after the alleged sexual assault happened at a friend’s home last month.

The victim was not affiliated with the school.

Himes, of the 900 block of E. 54th Street, was being held on a $250,000 bond and has been charged with criminal sexual assault.

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