ST. PETERSBURG, FL — A 6-year-old girl was ordered to undergo an involuntary mental evaluation after a fight she was involved in at school.
For those of you unaware of the term, the Baker Act is a common term used for the Florida Mental Health Act of 1971, a statute that allows for the involuntary mental examination of an individual. In this case, a 6-year-old girl.
The girl’s mother, Christina Brinson, told reporters her daughter is just having a tough time adjusting at Fairmount Park Elementary and is dealing with a bully. She says she gave her daughter permission to fight back.
So when her daughter returned to school on Thursday morning, after being suspended for two days because of her behavior at school, she got into a fight with her alleged bully.
This fight reportedly escalated into something more than just a fight, but I cannot find out exactly what happened. Whatever it was, it was enough for a social worker to feel the first-grader was so out of control that she was likely to cause serious bodily harm to herself and others if she did not get treatment.…Continue Reading
GASTON COUNTY, N.C. – I don’t know if any of you have been following this story out of my state, but a 9-year-old student at Brookside Elementary called a teacher “fine” and the ensuing knee-jerking it caused has been unbelievable.
First the school suspended Emanyea for sexual harassment. They said they have had issues with the boy calling students bad names before, a claim Emanyea denied to reporters, and that he made the statement about the teacher in a suggestive manner. Emanyea was suspended for three days and served a one-day, in-school suspension and two days out of school.
Understandably, his mother wasn’t happy about the school’s decision to suspend her son for sexual harassment, so she went to the local news. It wasn’t long before sites like CNN and Huffington Post picked up the story and it quickly went viral. Not long after that, all the negative attention had the school district getting involved and then release a statement yesterday that apologized to the family.
“”After a thorough investigation by school officials involving the suspension of a fourth grade student at one of our elementary schools, it has been determined there was no sexual harassment.…Continue Reading
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A former teacher at a church school in Colorado Springs has been arrested, accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student. Two pastors at the school and the school’s former principal were also arrested for allegedly failing to report the abuse.
The Hilltop Baptist School teacher, 32-year-old Terah Allyn Rawlings, is accused of having a sexual relationship with the boy during the 2007-2008 school year and the following summer, ending when he broke up with her. They didn’t keep the relationship very discrete, leading to teachers and students reporting the abuse to the principle, the school’s senior pastor as well as the school’s athletic director and associate pastor. These people did not contact police and reportedly tried to covered up the relationship.
Now why would a religious school be so quick to hide the illegal relationship between one of their teachers and one of their students? The fact that the senior pastor, 63-year-old Franklin “Wayne” Knight, is Rawlings’ uncle and the associate pastor, 57-year-old Raymond “Alan” Knight, is Rawlings’ father may have something to do with it.…Continue Reading
Illinois – Last Friday, 10-year-old Ashlynn Conner was found dead inside her closet where she had hanged herself with a scarf. Her family says bullying is to blame.
Her mother told reporters that Ashlynn, an honor roll student at Ridgefarm Elementary, had been bullied relentlessly at school and by kids in the neighborhood. Nothing physical, just emotional bullying consisting mostly of name calling.
“Ashlynn’s ugly, look Ashlynn’s ugly. She’s fat. They’d call her a slut,” her mother said.
Last Thursday Ashlynn told her mother she’d been picked on all day at school by three girls and asked if she could be home-schooled. Her mother told her ‘no’ and that she would speak to the principal about it on Monday. The next day, while most kids were enjoying a day off for Veteran’s Day, Ashlynn went inside her hanging in her closet.
Her older sister found her after the family realized they had not seen or heard from Ashlynn since her mother had overheard her talking with a classmate on the phone a half-hour before, detailing the girls at school picking on her and the fact that her mother would not let her be home-schooled.…Continue Reading
The incident happened on the campus playground of an unnamed school where a 6-year-old girl was doing something that really got under 65-year-old Mildred Russ’ skin and had her losing any semblance of patience or control.
First she wrapped her legs around the girl to keep her from moving then tied the girl’s sweater around her neck, squeezing it every time she tried. Russ finally dragged the girl to the principal’s office, pulling her out of her shoes in the process.
For her actions, Russ was arrested on a charge of cruelty to a juvenile and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. I know some will come in here and back this teacher in some fashion, citing disrespectful kids, lack of parenting, etc, etc. But I don’t choke disrespectful kids in the grocery store or in my neighborhood, whether they deserved it or not. If I ever do, I would deserve to be in jail just like Mrs.…Continue Reading
CLOVER, SC – Police have arrested a substitute teacher at Clover Middle School, accusing her of assaulting one of her students.
A resource officer at the school was approached by students on Friday between classes who informed him they had witnessed a substitute teacher assault a 13-year-old student during class.
The officer tracked down the alleged victim who said that he “threw a pen into a trash can [and 49-year-old Elizabeth Robinson] became enraged with anger” and then punched him in the face with her fist.
When Robinson was questioned, she admitted that she had gotten angry after the student misbehaved and that she had slapped him in the face with an open hand. She denied using a closed fist.
Robinson was then escorted from the classroom by the school’s resource officer and school officials and is currently facing simple assault and battery.
Of course I cannot condone a teacher slapping or punching a 13-year-old in the face for misbehaving, but it isn’t like I don’t understand why she may have lost it.…Continue Reading
The incident happened Thursday morning during a Freshman assembly at West High School. It is during this assembly witnesses say Marco Solis pulled a knife out of his pocket and cut the throat of 14-year-old Tyquan Green-Tucker who was sitting in front of him.
The victim was able to walk out of the assembly and towards the nurse’s office. The nurse deemed his injury as a critical one and paramedics were called, along with the Columbus police.
Tucker was rushed to rushed to Nationwide Children’s Hospital where he immediately underwent surgery. He is still there today, listed in fair condition.
Solis was caught and charged with one count of felonious assault and one count of possession of a dangerous weapon. No word on what prompted the attack, but Solis’ mother hinted that her son was being bullied.
“He said, ‘Mom, if I go there, they’re going to beat me up and they’re going to do stuff to me, so please don’t take me there.’,” she told reporters.…Continue Reading
ARVADA, Colo. – An assistant principal at Arvada High School has been charged with sexual assault after his wife busted him having an affair with one of his 15-year-old students.
Anthony Alvarez, 40, turned himself in to police after his wife caught him on the phone talking dirty to a teenage girl. She then did some snooping and found some sexually charged messages between the pair on Facebook.
According to the arrest affidavit, Alvarez’s wife confronted him with this information and then forced him to turn himself in to police where he admitted to the affair.
He told them that he was not the pursuer and that the teen, who he met when she was in 7th grade, was the one that came on to him first. He assured them that he was not a child predator and while he may have cheated on his wife with other women, unlike this particular girl, they were all over the age of 18.
The victim told cops a slightly different story. She says she was only involved with Alvarez because he was blackmailing her.…Continue Reading
ROWAN COUNTY, NC – An assistant coach is facing some legal troubles after he allegedly choked a student, fought with a parent and then got his ass tased multiple times by police.
It all started on Thursday evening after football practice at Rowan County middle school. Jared Gallagher, a 40-year-old assistant football coach, was walking to the locker room when he pulled a 12-year-old boy aside and allegedly started hitting and choking the boy.
When told to stop by Douglas Pruitt, the school’s coach, Gallagher reportedly began attacking the coach and even put the man’s arm behind his back when he attempted to call 911.
At this point, a concerned parent got involved and began fighting with Gallagher, distracting him long enough for Pruitt to call police.
When police arrived at the scene and approached Gallagher, he allegedly asked the deputies, “Are we going to do this?”
Ignoring repeated demands to put his hands behind his back, one of the officers tased him. Gallagher reportedly removed the prongs from his skin and was subsequently tased a second time in the back.…Continue Reading
Memphis, TN – Eduardo Marmolejo, the 17-year-old student accused of stabbing his teacher to death, has been ordered to undergo a mental evaluation.
On Wednesday, 49-year-old Suzette York was found stabbed to death in a classroom at Memphis Junior Academy, a Seventh-day Adventist school of less than 100 students.
Shortly after, police had Marmolejo in custody and charged with York’s murder. He told police that he did not like York and had planned on killing her since May, ever since he found out he would be the only 11th-grade student at the school.
York had lobbied the school should expand past their current kindergarten through 10th-grades; saying it was important to keep students in a Christian setting. The school board agreed and voted last spring to extend classes through the 11th grade.
Marmolejo was the first and only student to begin his junior year there and he was not happy about it at all. One of his teachers said Marmolejo was left behind because several of his classmates had transferred to another school to finish their junior and senior years.…Continue Reading
Memphis, TN – Not a lot of details on this as it is breaking, but police say they have a 17-year-old student in custody at the Memphis Junior Academy where the Principal was found stabbed to death in a classroom.
The body of 48-year-old Suzette York was discovered by a teacher shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday at the private school operated by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. York had been with the school for more than three years.
The 17-year-old student was taken into custody at the scene. No motive is known at this time. The school will be out for the rest of the week.
Not a great start for a school whose classes just started on Monday.
New York, NY – According to police, Tara Driscoll, a 33-year-old English teacher at Campus Magnet High School, was arrested after police obtained videotape of her having sex with a 16-year-old student in a motel room.
It’s not being reported that Driscoll ever taught the kid, but he was student at her high school and the tape explicitly shows the two engaged in various sexual activities in a room at the Capri Motel.
Driscoll was arrested after the boy confessed to his mother that he had sex with the teacher. Police seized the tape the pair had made during their session and charged Driscoll with third-degree rape and third-degree criminal sexual act.
Prosecutors allege Driscoll has a history of alcohol abuse and was recently in rehab, but since she is a teacher, she has not been fired and has simply been re-assigned out of the classroom.
Ok, we see the chick’s picture and I think we can all agree the term “rape” being used is the legal term. Some are pointing out how different people would be reacting if genders were reversed and I say so what?…Continue Reading
Springboro, Ohio – Stacy Schuler, 33, used to be a physical education teacher at Mason High School who once wrote in her Health Education Philosophy portion of her application that she wanted to teach students about major risk factors for teenagers including “sexual behaviors that result in disease, STDs, and unwanted pregnancies.
After receiving an anonymous tip, police would find that her teaching methods included banging members of the high school’s football team.
Schuler would resign from her position shortly after a grand jury indicted her on 16 counts of sexual battery, a third-degree felony; and three misdemeanor counts of providing alcohol to minors. She’s looking at up to 81 years in jail if convicted on all charges, but as we have seen in these types of cases, that’s highly unlikely.
She pleaded not guilty to the charges, denying any of the things she is accused of doing ever happened. Her trial was supposed to start in May, but it has now been pushed back to August after she changed her plea from not guilty to not guilty by reasons of insanity, effectively increasing the chances that I will think about her later while masturbating.…Continue Reading
Portsmouth, VA – A 14-year-old student at Cradock Middle has been charged with beating his bus driver.
While Reena Mulder was filling in on a bus route the other afternoon, she says some of the students in the back of the bus were being disruptive and becoming mouthy, but it wasn’t until the third stop that she was able to enjoy a couple free knuckle sandwiches courtesy of a pissed off student.
“They were cursing at me, standing up. I kind of rolled through the stop a little bit, and, when I stopped, the students that were standing kind of stumbled forward as they were exiting the bus,” recalled Mulder.
One of these students was not happy about this at all, and threatened Mulder as he was getting off the bus. ”You white [expletive],” Mulder recalls him saying. “You made me hit my face. I’m gonna -F- yours up.” And then he did with a couple of punches to her face.
Mulder was punched so hard, her teeth were knocked back into the roof of her mouth.…Continue Reading
Hamilton, NZ – Given that New Zealand is a relatively industrialized and advanced culture, it is not necessary to exclude it from the happenings reported on D’D. So, it is with great pleasure that I report to you that the fine artwork of pranksters at Fairfield College in Hamilton, New Zealand – namely, the huge crop-circle-esque penises etched into the college lawns two years ago which were recently discovered to have been immortalized by Google Earth.
A New Zealand local, David McQuoid, discovered the images while scanning the neighbourhood online looking for a property.
“At first I thought it was a large piece of art work,” he said. Well… it is.
Acting principal Gerhard van Dyk (pronounced “dike” ya’ smartasses) is reported to have said that it was hard enough to deal with when the prank was pulled back in 2009. The artwork was done with vegitation killer. As such, it slowly and irreversibly revealed itself.
“There’s not really much we could do about it,” said van Dyk. “The caretaker took some more weedkiller and tried to camouflage it a bit.”
Nobody was caught so no discipline was ever meted out. …Continue Reading
Rushville, Ind. – A senior at an Indiana high school decided to pull a seemingly harmless prank at his school even thought the students had been warned against doing so, and his decision landed him in jail, caused him to miss his graduation and now facing some possible time in prison.
It was with justifiable concern that school officials watched on survelliance video as an ominous, hooded and gloved individual entered the girl’s bathroom at Rushville High with an unspecified package, reemerging minutes later empty-handed. Believing it contained explosives, the school was evacuated and the bomb squad was called in. Soon after, both the offender and the contents of the package were recovered.
The offender? 18-year-old Rushville High senior Tyell Morton. The contents of the package? A freakin’ blow-up doll. Tyell developed the brilliant plan to plant the doll in the women’s restroom at school as a senior prank. The young man with no prior record now claims authorities are “blowing it out of proportion” (his words, not mine, but I would’ve used ‘em anyway), and I must say, I rather agree.…Continue Reading
WEST SENECA, N.Y. – Looks like we have another man posing as a woman on Facebook to get pictures from young boys, then blackmailing them into sending him more. Our first story was last month and involved a UNC college student, now it involves a substitute teacher.
The FBI says 25-year-old Timothy Bek, a former substitute teacher at West Seneca West Senior High School, has been charged with possession of child pornography after he got busted posing as a woman named “Sarah Grayson” on Facebook and talking underage students into sending him naked photos of themselves.
These charges may be upgraded as investigators have proof that he also attempted to blackmail his victims, telling them if they do not send him more photos, he’d distribute the ones he already had. They originally identified three victims, and now have identified several others. They are now trying to find out if some or all of the victims attended West Seneca High School.
While Assistant Superintendent Dr. Patrick Phelan said they’re not aware of Bek behaving inappropriately with students while employed with the school district, police are looking into whether Bek used school equipment, or his position in the schools, to search for his potential victims.…Continue Reading
Beech Grove, IN – Sara Kifer, an Indiana teacher who is currently suspended, will go to court related to a No Contact Order based on allegations of her stalking a student last year at Beech Grove High School.
A investigation into Kifer’s behavior towards an unnamed student was begun by by the Department of Education after a student claimed that she fell in love with him during his senior year. The student reportedly said that he ignored her advances at first, but eventually felt it necessary to turn letters Kifer had allegedly written to him over to his school counselor.
The school responded by suspending Kifer immediately and a No Contact Order was issued by a county judge. According to the victim, neither of these actions – or his graduation – were a deterrent. When he started college that fall, Kifer reportedly began trying to reach him through his circle of friends.
“First it was another student at my college and through that she made contact with people I know and began contacting them in other manners,” the stalking victim said.…Continue Reading
The boy was in an after-school program in the cafeteria of Osteen Elementary School when he began running around screaming like an idiot. When the teacher, 47-year-old Kelleen Long, approached the boy he grabbed a pencil and began moving towards another student.
When Long stepped in to protect the other student, the 8-year-old turned on her and attempted to stab her in the face with the pencil. Long was able to shield her face but was stabbed in the forearm, leaving lead lodged inside her. The boy then dropped to the ground.
Long did not require medical attention, but according to deputies she does want to file charges against the boy. His mother was called to the school to calm him down and explained that while he was not on any medication, her son was taking fish oil to help with his anger issues.
I’m thinking maybe it’s time she introduces the boy to handfuls of Valium…or possibly a dog crate.…Continue Reading
Wisconsin Rapids, WI — Four members of Lincoln High School’s state championship wrestling team are facing disorderly conduct charges after being accused of repeatedly sexually harassing a fellow wrestler in the locker room.
According to the criminal complaint, the accused, Zachary Benitz, 18; Kasey Einerson, 17; Rylan Lubeck, 17; and Devin Peterson, 17, reportedly made one freshman wrestler’s season a living hell full of wins towards their 20th state championship as well as their naked penises being placed on various parts of his body.
The 15-year-old victim claims that on about 5 to 10 separate occasions, the accused would dance around him while they were naked, swinging their penises at him. He described an incident in the shower where he says one of the accused placed their penis on his butt. He was unable to get away from the offending member because he was “boxed in by two other wrestlers.” On another occasion, the victim said that he “had to climb into a locker” to prevent a penis from hitting him in the face.…Continue Reading