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  1. MESA, Ariz. – An Arizona mother called out her child’s school after a fourth-grade teacher created a gender-neutral Declaration of Independence for students to recite. The unidentified teacher at Mesa’s Salk Elementary School put up a large poster with the introduction of the historical document in her classroom, but crossed out “men” and replaced the […]
  2. MANCHESTER, Tenn. – Officials at a Tennessee middle school are apologizing to parents after they searched a student suspected of bringing a gun to school, then released him to class with the weapon still up his sleeve. The Westwood Middle School student, whose identity was not revealed, allegedly brought a gun to school last Thursday, […]
  3. MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin state Sen. Steve Nass wants the state’s Department of Justice to investigate a University of Wisconsin-Madison student’s “vile and racist” video depicting the beheading of a police officer. UW-Madison junior Eneale Pickett released a commercial this week for his clothing line Insert Apparel that features UW students portraying police officers with […]
  4. MACOMB, Mich. – A teacher at Dakota High School faces an embezzlement charge after police allege she stole money from ticket sales to a homecoming dance and parent-student trip to fund her gambling habit. Spanish teacher Christine Johnson, 29, served as the school’s student activity coordinator and collected cash for homecoming tickets and other school […]
  5. MARKED TREE, Ark. – An Arkansas teachers faces up to life in prison after police allege she had sex with four different students, including two students in the same night. Marked Tree High School teacher Jessie Lorene Goline, 25, was arrested Wednesday after she allegedly admitted to school officials that she had sex with four […]
  6. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A middle school Teacher of the Year in Florida was suspended without pay for a week after an investigation revealed students in his class flashed their breasts, and kissed and touched each other’s crotches, among other sexual antics. Multiple investigations substantiated allegations that Lake Shore Middle School Teacher of the Year Brent […]
  7. PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson announced Monday he will audit the state’s largest school district, in part because district officials are suing a parent to keep records secret. Richardson told The Oregonian that he’s received a flood of complaints from Portland residents about a long history of dysfunction and recent scandals, […]
  8. LEXINGTON, S.C. – A South Carolina teacher was pulled from the classroom after parents complained about an assignment that tasked fifth-graders with justifying the KKK’s actions following the Civil War. The assignment was distributed to students at Oak Pointe Elementary and the family member of one student posted a copy on Facebook, prompting a fierce […]
  9. WOLCOTT, Conn. – A former teacher of the year in Connecticut faces felony larceny charges after she allegedly swindled $88,000 from the local Parent Teacher Organization over the course of several years. Alcott Elementary School kindergarten teacher Jane Gargano, 54, resigned in May, when police launched an investigation into money missing from the school’s PTO. […]
  10. GRAPEVINE, Texas – A Texas middle school is apologizing to parents after actress Janine Turner distributed materials that included references to abortion and sex trafficking during a presentation about the U.S. Constitution. Turner, a Texas actress known for her roles in “Friday Night Lights” and “Northern Exposure,” visited Eubanks Intermediate School for Constitution Day last […]
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