ATHERTON, Calif.— A teacher at Selby Lane School is on paid leave after he rattled a desk to get the attention of his class and a startled student called 911.
Police were called to the school after receiving a 911 call about a teacher causing a disturbance and possibly throwing things. When they arrived they found a calm teacher with a class in session. Police determined nothing had been thrown, but rather the teacher had simply rattled a desk to get the attention of his 8th-grade math class.
One of the girls in the class, probably a foreign exchange student from France, got scared by this and left the classroom to call police on a cell phone before running through the hallways screaming at her own shadow.
The other students in the class weren’t bothered by the teacher’s actions, said Sgt. Tim Lynch. Though the teacher “dramatically” made his point, “it wasn’t a teacher out of control,” he added.
Because police were called, the teacher, who has never had a complaint filed against him in the past, will remain on paid leave until the investigation is complete.…
A student at Benfield School made a post on Facebook asking his friends to dare him into pulling stupid stunts. One of these stunts has gotten him and some other students expelled from school.
With the urging from Facebook friends, the student took a teacher’s cup from her class and then teabagged it in the corridor. For those of you unfamiliar with the term “teabagging,” the boy basically placed his balls in her cup she uses to drink from. He then took a picture of his balls in the cup, and posted the image online.
No reports on exactly how school officials found out, but their reaction was swift once they did. The student who dunked his dangly bits in the cup was expelled permanently while three other students are on fixed-term expulsions.…
The most recent arrest was on Tuesday after school administrators called the Orange County Sheriff’s Office after his latest attack on teachers, who arrested the special education student and charged him with battery.
The boy has been arrested for biting and hitting teachers, running from the school, throwing objects and chasing other children around while telling them he was going to kill them. No one has been seriously hurt during any of these outbursts.
The boy’s mother says he doesn’t act like an idiot at home while other parents are shocked that the kid has been arrested and why something better isn’t in place to help the child. I’m also going to go out on a limb that the person who pondered the latter would be singing a different tune if this kid had jabbed her kid in the face with a pencil.
School administrators say they have no choice but to call police whenever a student threatens another student with death, runs off campus or physically attacks teachers.…
ARVADA, Colo. — Screw it. It’s a slow news day and you’re just gonna have to deal with it. While the news reports on Zahra Baker’s step-mom being charged with second-degree murder and the four Americans murdered Somali pirates, they neglect the plight of an 11-year-old boy arrested for drawing stick figures in class.
It didn’t help that the stick figures were of him using a gun to shoot four other stick figures with the title “teacher must die” but hey, what is art, right?
The boy’s parents say that the kid has ADD and was just doing what he was instructed to do by his therapist. Instead of disrupting the class when angry, he was told to vent on paper. That’s what the boy said he did when he drew the picture but the teacher saw it as he was throwing it away.
He was taken to the principal’s office where they determined he wasn’t a threat. His parents were notified and he was sent back to class. That seemed to be the end of it until Arvada Police showed up at the boy’s house later that day.…
Loveland, CO — While I normally like to spend my Saturday’s in the mall leering at women, I figured I’d catch up on some movie reviews and post a few articles, starting with an update on 31-year-old Courtney Bowles.
She’s the instructor whose job it was to teach teachers about keeping a professional distance with students, who got busted in the act of boning a 16-year-old student in a parked car.
A judge ruled that Bowles can only talk to her two daughters by phone, and with her husband on the line with them. After he arrest in January, she has been barred from having contact with any minors, including her own children. One of her daughter’s birthday was on Thursday, but she was not allowed to see her, even with her husband and\or a child advocate present.
That’s a bit harsh isn’t it? Does the fact that she sat on some teen penis equal having no contact with her children? We post stories here on a weekly basis where kids are found wandering the streets in their diapers in the middle of the night, only to be handed right back to their parents.…
Doylestown, PA –– A high school English teacher for the Central Bucks School District has been suspended after creating a blog entry at work in which posts what she would really like to say on her student’s report cards instead of the “canned comments” she has to use.
Before I go on, let me say I’m not of the belief that all teenagers are attentive, respectful little angels who just want to come to school and fill their heads with knowledge to better their lives. For the most part, teenagers are assholes. Always have been, always will.
Because of this I understand completely why teachers get frustrated and fed up with dealing with a class full of students in which only 10 percent seem to want to actually get a passing grade, and only 1 percent of those have parents who give a crap.
Teaching is a tough, unappreciated job, no doubt about it. But Jesus Christ, you have to be a goddamn moron to take your gripes about your students and then post them on a blog for all to see, which is exactly what Natalie Munroe did.…
Rolling Meadows, Illinois — Almost a year after a crash that claimed the life of a Glenbard West High School football player and severely injured another, authorities have accused them both of raping a 15-year-old girl in a church parking lot hours before the accident.
Police say that before Pierre Washington-Steele, 17, drove his car into a utility pole, he and his passenger, Demarco Whitley Jr., now 18, raped a girl in the vehicle while parked behind a church parking lot. Once they were finished having their way with her, they left a condom and her belongings in the lot and dropped her off at a friend’s house.
She reported the incident the next day, identifying both Washington Steel and Whitley as her attackers. While police where investigating they learned the two accused had been involved in a car accident sometime after dropping the girl off.
Washington-Steel and Whitley were traveling at high speed when they went to pass another car in a no-passing zone. When Washington-Steel swerved to avoid striking another vehicle head-on, he lost control and crashed, police said.…
SILVER SPRING, Md. — A first grade teacher in Maryland has been arrested and charged with kicking, punching, scratching and even choking her young students.
Susan Lee Burke, 35, was removed from her classroom at Greencastle Elementary School and placed on administrative leave shortly after a 6-year-old boy reported she had choked him back in January.
When detectives interviewed Burke’s students, all of them between the ages of 6 and 7, they found eight more kids who claimed Burke had physically assaulted them in some fashion in view of the other students.
Burke has been working for the school district since 2001, but has only been at Greencastle since 2009. She was arrested Tuesday at her home on nine counts of second-degree assault on a minor, but released from jail last night on $75,000 bond.
Her neighbors are not a bit surprised by the news. They said police have been to her house several times for domestic disturbances.
The investigation is ongoing and investigators are asking anyone with any information to contact the Family Crimes Division at 240.773.5400.…
Police say that on Friday afternoon, 15-year-old Devin Lewis was on the bus returning home from Middletown High School when three other students began harassing him.
“I was sitting in my seat listening to music, and the kids pulled my hood and earphones out, and the one sitting next to me pulled a lighter out and held it in front of my face backing my head up,” Lewis said. “One of the people behind me took their lighter, put it up to the back of my head and lit my head on fire.”
When Lewis arrived home, his mother, Stephanie McKeehan, quickly realized something was wrong when she smelled burnt hair and then saw the damage that had been done to the back of her son’s head. Furious, she called the school and met with the school principal, Dennis Newell.
“I was ready to hunt somebody down,” McKeehan laughed.…
Oakland, CA — A second grade teacher at Markham Elementary School has been placed on paid administrative leave after school officials were told that two of his young students may have engaged in oral sex during class while he was present in the classroom.
Details are a bit sketchy, but authorities said they are investigating reports that a girl and a boy engaged in oral sex in the classroom while teach was in the room. In another incident, school officials say two students disrobed “at least partially” in the same classroom before becoming disruptive. Officials are unsure at this point whether the same two students were involved in both incidents.
According to Oakland school district spokesman Troy Flint, the alleged incidents happened last week, but only came to the principal’s attention last Wednesday, after one of the students told a staff member what had happened. The teacher was present at the time, Flint says, but insists he was unaware of any such incident.
The district conducted a number of interviews Thursday to verify the child’s report.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An assistant basketball coach at Tony Hillerman Middle School has been charged with trying to force a teenage girl to perform sex acts on some of his players.
Police say that when a 14-year-old girl went to the coach’s office to inquire about becoming a manager for the team, she encountered 19-year-old Tomas Vargas, assistant basketball coach, and three other players. Vargas informed the girl that in order to get the job, she would have to give blowjobs to the players.
The girl refused and attempted to leave, but Vargas pushed a table into her and would not let her leave the room. Investigators say the girl told them Vargas then grabbed her by the back of the neck and forced her head into one of the player’s laps until she broke free.
According to court documents, and in an act we rarely see here at D’D, Vargas admitted to everything when questioned by police. Vargas is now being charged with attempted sexual penetration and false imprisonment.…
SMITHFIELD, R.I. — A teenage student at Smithfield High School has been charged with cyberstalking after creating a fake Facebook account to harass another student.
The 15-year-old girl created a fake account pretending to be a fellow student who was born missing part of her foot. The account was created under the name “Halfafoot” with the victim’s last name and birth date. Accompanying the profile was a picture of a bloody, severed foot.
After police figured out who was responsible for the posting, the affidavit states they went to the teen’s home where her father was “annoyed and rude,” referring the police to the phone number of a law office. Detectives confiscated three computers from the home instead.
Police really took this seriously and questioned 2 of the 26 “friends” listed on the fake account and were able to get a clearer picture of how the profile was created and why.
A female Smithfield High sophomore told the police that the account was created Nov. 6 by the 15-year-old and a male Burrillville High School student on her home computer while she was taking a shower, the affidavit shows.
FRESNO, CA — I learned from John Bender that all you need to be a high school wrestler was a lobotomy and some tights, but I didn’t realize just how far into the realm of homosexuality a wrestler must be willing to travel. Seems there is a legal move in wrestling called the “butt drag.” This move consists of one wrestler putting his hands in the crack of another wrestler’s ass to position him. It is often taken a step further with a wrestler sometimes checking what his opponent had for dinner by shoving his fingers up his asshole. One teen, 17-year-old Preston Hill, used the butt drag on a 15-year-old during wrestling practice and is in now in court this week answering to sexual battery charges. The victim’s father says his son was penetrated for 30 seconds by Hill, causing some minor damage. “This kid basically targeted my son, pinned him to the ground and assaulted him,” he said. The 15-year-old also claims Hill made a threatening gesture at him before the match, a claim Hill denies.…
Las Vega, NV — A 15-year-old student at Spring Valley High School is facing a reckless endangerment charge after he allegedly provided the substance known as Spice to a 14-year-old girl while walking to school. Unfortunately for the boy, he picked a chick who couldn’t hold her smoke; having to be taken to the hospital after suffering from some troubling symptoms in her first period science class. “Just vomiting, in and out of consciousness. Couldn’t speak. Couldn’t communicate. Just out there, gone” said her stepfather. While the boy who gave her the stuff was taken to a juvenile detention facility, the girl may be facing consequences as well. The product is legal (read the Wiki for a detailed explanation of what it is) but is only supposed to be sold to people over the age of 18. It’s also sold as incense and not for human consumption. The DEA’s is trying to make possessing or selling Spice illegal for a time so they and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services can have time to study whether the chemicals that make the fake marijuana should be treated no differently than marijuana itself.…
THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Back in February 42-year-old Scott Ring, a former Ledford High School science teacher, was charged with having sex with two of his students.
He is now being accused of posing as a teen girl and offering a teen money to let him blow him at a secret glory hole on campus. Police say Ring pretended to be a 17-year-old girl named Jennifer while having explicit online conversations with a 17-year-old boy.
He would send the teen nude photographs and request the same, eventually offering him money to meet at a secret glory hole location on campus. The teen’s mother found the messages on his phone and contacted police. Sgt. Mike Howard knew right away this wasn’t a girl because he is aware of the fact that chicks don’t have to pay for sex.
Howard requested all information attached to the AOL account “Jennifer” was using and received more than 300 pictures of male genitals. Ring readily admitted to 25 sexual encounters at the glory hole, which turned out to be a garage door with a hole in it, and is currently charged with five counts of felony sex offense with a student.…
MARINETTE, Wis. — The 15-year-old sophomore at Marinette High school who held 23 classmates and a teacher hostage for more than five hours on Monday shot himself after police entered the classroom. The teen was well-liked and a good student and as of now, no one is sure why he decided to hold a class hostage. Reports are that students were watching a film in class, when the teen pulled out a gun and shot at the projector. Witnesses say he seemed depressed, talked with the students about hunting and fishing and made no demands or requests of authorities. The only communication he made with police was through the teacher, who acted as a mediator, via a cell phone. At around 8:00 p.m., police heard three gunshots fired inside the classroom and made entry. They confronted the student, who responded by shooting himself. Once inside police would find a duffel bag containing ammo as well as shell casings from a .22-caliber semi-automatic and a 9-millimeter semi-automatic. The suspect is currently in the hospital in serious condition, none of his hostages were physically harmed.…
JEFFERSON, Wis. — No crime here, but just a bizarre accident at a high school swimming pool that seemed more like a scene out of a movie. On Monday, students were in the pool at Jefferson High School during a swimming class. The pool is equipped with an underwater viewing window that allows people to see in the water during swim and dive meets. This window ruptured for reasons unknown and as the water was sucked through the hole, a 17-year-old student in the pool got sucked through as well. The gym teacher, Greg Fetherston, saw what was happening to the student and jumped in to help and was pulled through the window as well. Both student and teacher ended up in the pool’s mechanical room six to eight feet below but Fetherston was able to get the student out safely. Fetherston suffered some minor cuts but the student’s injuries were a bit more serious and he was flown to UW Hospital, where he was still hospitalized Monday night. WISC-TV reported the pool was built in 1967 and a new pool is scheduled to open at the school next year.…
LOS LUNAS, N.M. — Four Valencia High School football players have been suspended and are currently being investigated for allegedly sexually assaulting younger teammates. It is not known if this is a case of hazing that went too far or an act of bullying, but the reports are that in the school’s locker room, four seniors sexually humiliated younger players on the junior-varsity team by teabagging them. For those of you not in the know, teabagging when a male places his testicles on another male’s face in order to humiliate them. Technically, I guess you could teabag a girl, but that would be way too hetero. Another student at the high school told reporters he heard of a game the football players liked to play called gobbling. “It’s pretty grotesque, they go up behind a kid and say gobble gobble and their hand goes where it shouldn’t,” said Daniel Landavazo, a Senior at Valencia High. Um, ok. One mother of a senior football player who was not accused in this incident, feels this was just boys being boys and that one of the victim’s parents just has an axe to grind. …