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Teacher Who Abducted Student Learns His Fate

January 16, 2019 |

Tad Cummins, the former Tennessee teacher who fled with a 15-year-old student in 2017 and held her for more than a month, was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in federal prison, NBC News reports. Cummins, 52, pleaded guilty last year to federal crimes of crossing state lines to have sex…
Newser

Kentucky Teacher Filmed Dragging Disabled Child Is Charged

January 9, 2019 |

A Kentucky teacher is facing assault charges after video surfaced of her dragging a child with disabilities through school hallways in October. Trina Abrams, identified by the child’s family as a resource teacher in Wurtland Elementary’s special needs program, had already been “removed from the school” after the incident, according…
Newser

Catholic Teacher Fired Over Cancer Treatment Can Sue

December 19, 2018 |

Kristen Biel was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014—and when she told her employer she would need time off for surgery and chemotherapy, she was dealt a second blow. St. James Catholic School in Torrance, Calif., declined to renew her contract to teach for the next academic year. She…
Newser

Cops: Teacher Chopped Kid’s Hair While Singing Anthem

December 6, 2018 |

A California teacher is behind bars with bail set at $ 100,000 after she allegedly followed through on what students thought was a teasing offer of “free haircuts.” Police were called to Visalia’s University Preparatory High School on Wednesday in response to an Instagram video that appeared to show science…
Newser

TMZ

Cardi B Visits Old Elementary School, Reunites with 1st Grade Teacher

November 24, 2018 |

Cardi B must be feeling nostalgic, ’cause she ended up on taking a triumphant stroll down memory lane … as in the block where she went to elementary school back in the day. The Bronx-born MC hit up P.S. 128 Audubon earlier this month in…

TMZ.com

Teacher Who Said Stephen Miller Ate Glue Is Suspended

October 12, 2018 |

Some found a recent story about White House senior aide Stephen Miller hilarious ; others condemn it as “reprehensible.” The Los Angeles Times reports the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, meanwhile, is trying to figure out exactly what it’s going to do about Nikki Fiske, a longtime teacher in the district…
Newser

Tweet calling to ‘kill Kavanaugh’ gets Minnesota teacher put on paid leave, report says

October 9, 2018 |

A special education teacher in Minnesota was placed on paid administration Monday for an alleged tweet that seemed to encourage the killing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, The Star Tribune reported.
FOX News

Kids Find Body Near Search for Missing Teacher

October 6, 2018 |

Kids playing in the woods Friday stumbled on a body near the home of a missing Maine schoolteacher, the Portland Press Herald reports. A search team was scouring the area around the house of Kristin Westra—who apparently vanished Monday , leaving behind her car and cellphone—when children made the…
Newser

Maine Teacher Disappears in Perplexing Case

October 4, 2018 |

Authorities in Maine are perplexed by the disappearance of Kristin Westra, an elementary school teacher who disappeared from her North Yarmouth home Sunday night or early Monday morning. Jay Westra, the 47-year-old’s husband, says he woke up at around 3:30am Monday and discovered his wife had gone, leaving her…
Newser

Teacher Says She Got Fired for Giving Zeros

September 26, 2018 |

Should students get something for nothing? Diane Tirado doesn’t think so, and claims she got fired for it. The 52-year-old teacher says West Gate K-8 School in Port St. Lucie, Fla., let her go when she refused to give students a half-credit for handing in nothing, CBS 12 reports. She…
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