MARIETTA, GA — Mary Pursley, a special education teacher at Mount Bethel Elementary School, was arrested after police say she put an autistic student into a trash can and compared him to Oscar the Grouch.
The incident happened on Thursday during an after-school program when a second-grade student with autism began yelling and screaming in the classroom because he was “angry and upset about returning inside” and because another student was bothering him.
Pursley came into the classroom to talk to the boy and told him that if he continued with his trashy behavior, she would put him in a trash can. The boy did not stop, so Pursley made good on her word.
So, in front of other students with special needs and three adults in the classroom, Pursley picked the boy up and held him upside down by his legs inside a trash can. According to the arrest warrant, the student was crying, screaming and yelling for Pursley to stop.
Pursley was arrested on Monday and is now facing a first degree felony charge of cruelty to children for causing excessive physical or mental pain.…
PHOENIX, AZ – Police have arrested 27-year-old Kenne Worthen after the elementary school teacher got busted having a sexual relationship with one of his 12-year-old students.
Police were called by staff at Longview Elementary School after students informed them that Worthen was having an inappropriate relationship with one of their female classmates.
When questioned, the girl initially denied having any type of relationship with Worthen, but later admitted to it and that she’d had sex with the teacher in his classroom after school.
A search of Worthen’s iPod revealed the girl and Worthen would have conversations of a sexual nature via the Google Hangouts app. He even tells the girl that he’s worried she will feel guilty and tell his wife or the police.
Worthen was arrested on Friday and is facing five felony charges, including molestation and sexual conduct with a minor. According to court documents, Worthen confessed to the relationship to police.
During his first court appearance, the judge ordered Worthen held in jail without bond.
“Even with having no record or anything?” asked Worthen.…
HEMPSTEAD, NY – A middle school teacher was sent to the hospital after she had the shit kicked out of her by the mother of one of her students.
The incident happened on Wednesday at Alverta B. Gray Schultz Middle School, when 34-year-old Annika McKenzie showed up to the school and waited outside of Catherine Engelhardt’s classroom.
When Engelhadt showed up, the two got into a conversation about an “incident earlier in the day.” According to McKenzie’s attorney, that incident involved the teacher putting her hands on McKenzie’s 12-year-old daughter.
Engelhardt reportedly refused to talk to McKenzie and instructed her to get a security pass. Police say what followed next was the teacher being shoved against the wall, placed in a headlock and thrown to the floor.
She was then kicked and punched by several students, including McKenzie’s 14-year-old niece. McKenzie then allegedly choked the teacher unconscious.
Another teacher was able to break up the melee, and Engelhardt was rushed to the hospital. She has since been released and is recovering at home.…
Jacobson was a popular photography instructor who had taught at the school for the last eight years. When some of her students tried to get inside her classroom they found the door was locked.
This was not normal for that time of day, so the students found another teacher who unlocked the door. That’s when they found Jacobson hanging from the ceiling. The teacher removed Jacobson and 911 was called.
“Paramedics performed life saving measures, however after several minutes the victim was declared deceased at the scene,” a Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District spokesman said in a statement. “The initial investigation indicates the cause of death to be suicide.”
Placentia police Lt. Eric Point said investigators have not located a suicide note. Several students said that Jacobson’s father had also committed suicide and that Jacobson had constantly advised her students against taking their own life.…
ELBA, NY – Police say a group of fourth-graders at Elba Elementary School planned on killing their teacher by exposing her to hand sanitizer.
Three students were involved with the alleged plot that was foiled in December before winter break. Their plan was to coat her personal belongings with anti-bacterial products because they knew she is highly allergic to them.
The plot was uncovered, as the usually are, because one or all of the kids involved talked too much. Word of their plans reached another student who also happens to have a parent on the school board. That parent contacted police.
Youth officers questioned the students the day before they were questioned by Elba School Superintendent Jerome Piwko, School Principal Scott Kapperman and a school counselor. During that meeting, with their parents present, one student stated that her teacher “yells at us and that the class has problems with her.” They also
The principal and school counselor told police the students contradicted themselves because their stories were different than what they said during their meeting with the youth officers.…
SALINA, KS – A judge sentenced 33-year-old Brooke Dinkel to 13 years in jail after the former middle school counselor was convicted of having sex with a 13-year-old student.
Dinkel was a school counselor at Smoky Valley Middle School Counselor where the victim, a relative of a close family friend, was a student. He was later hired to do some work inside her home and this is where the sexual encounters between the two occurred.
Police where tipped off to the relationship after Dinkel shard intimate details of her sexual encounters with colleagues and friends. She was arrested and face a slew of charges, including 8 other counts of rape and 10 counts of aggravated criminal sodomy.
During her trial in June, she told the court that the 13-year-old had raped her, but the sexual encounters continued because she said the boy was blackmailing her. As you can imagine, that defense didn’t go over to well with the jury.
They ended up finding her guilty of two counts of rape.…
FRESNO, CA – A lot of “debate” going regarding a story out of California where a mother has filed a legal claim against the former teacher of her developmentally disabled girl for putting the girl in an enclosure that the mother calls a cage.
Ledelldra Brooks says when she showed up unannounced to her 7-year-old daughter’s classroom at Viking Elementary School, she found her daughter wearing a dirty diaper inside a makeshift enclosure made from a toddler gate and a crib gate that were attached to bookshelves.
Not happy with the situation, Brooks immediately took her daughter out of the classroom, notified the school’s principal and called police. A teacher’s aide explained to the responding investigators that the girl was one of seven children in the classroom and that the enclosure, which had been there for three years, was not used for punishment.
The aide said students were put in the gated area when they were out of control or posed a risk to themselves and classmates. In the case of Brooks’ daughter, the girl had been disruptive in class and had scratched one of the aides.…
KENNER, LA – Police say two Destrehan High School English teachers decided to throw away their careers, relationships, reputations and possible freedom all so they could take turns sitting on some 16-year-old dick.
Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser says the two teachers, 32-year-old Shelley Dufresne and 24-year-old Rachel Respess, met with the student after a football game on September 12th, then drove to Respess’ home where they participated in a threesome that lasted until the early morning hours.
Regular readers of DD know we’ve reported on a slew of women having sex with their students, to the point that I get sick of writing them up. The obvious difference with this particular story is that it involves two teachers at the same time.
You are probably wondering, like I was, how in the hell does a scenario like this happen? How do two teachers at the same school end up having sex with the same student at the same time? It’s simple, really; word of mouth combined with a severe lack of judgement.…
Two hours after classes ended on Friday, Nash approached his teacher and put his arm around her. When she rebuked his advances, Nash body-slammed her to the ground, choked her until she was unconscious, then raped her.
By the time the teacher regained consciousness and called police, Nash had already left the scene. He’d also put a used condom in her purse, threw her cell phone in the trash and took her car keys.
Police would locate him five hours later driving the teacher’s car. Once in custody, Nash admitted he sexually assaulted the teacher. Nash has been charged with attempted first degree murder, sexual battery, robbery and grand theft.
Nash’s father, Victor Marshall Nash Sr., said that he was ‘shocked’ to hear his son had been accused of raping his teacher, adding that he and his mother “tried to raise him as both loving parents.” Nash Sr.…
That’s bad enough. But the kicker is that the girl had been sent to the bathroom as bait in a sting orchestrated by a teacher trying to catch the boy in the act.
First, here’s a bit of background. Teachers at Sparkman Middle School were having a lot of problems dealing with a 16-year-old boy at the school. The kid wasn’t demonstrating your standard juvenile hijinks; he was violent and sexually aggressive towards female students.
Here’s a quick rundown of some of the issues school administration has had with the teen, starting after a 2008 suspension for hitting a student:
Feb 2009 – Suspended for “sexual harassment.”
Apr 2009 – Received in-school suspension for disrespecting a teacher.
Sep 2009 – Suspended for trying to pay another student to beat up a girl
Oct 2009 – Banned from school bus for 10 days and given three days in-school suspension for telling off school bus driver.…
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Police say 48-year-old Amy Newman, a sixth-grade math teacher, left her school after a heated phone conversation then stabbed herself to death in a Holiday Inn hotel room.
Newman arrived at Francis Scott Key School yesterday morning, where she has worked for twenty years, but stormed out after a heated telephone conversation.
She then drove to a Holiday Inn a mile away, left her purse in her car and entered a first-floor restroom just feet away from a packed conference room. Minutes later someone attending the conference entered the bathroom and noticed blood pooling from underneath one of the stalls
Hotel staff were notified and would find Newman in the locked stall suffering from multiple stab wounds; a steak knife and a pair of scissors at her feet. She was rushed to the hospital suffering from several self-inflicted stab wounds to her neck, breast and arms, but was pronounced dead after undergoing surgery.
Police say they’ve recovered a suicide note at the school where grief counselors have been made available to students and staff.…
AKRON, OH – Jessica Smallwood was sentenced to one year in prison after she attacked the principal of her son’s elementary school, along with two other staff members, when told she could not eat breakfast with her son without a visitor’s pass.
The incident happened back in February and caused Glover elementary school to go into lockdown mode. It started when Smallwood, 26, accompanied her 7-year-old son inside the school to eat breakfast with him.
According to Smallwood, her special-needs son was often the target of bullies, so she would often eat breakfast with him at the school. According to Smallwood’s sister, she is known by the staff at the school and had made them aware of her son’s bullying situation.
When she arrived on the morning of the incident, a staffer allegedly told her that she didn’t need to sign in and let her proceed to the cafeteria with her son. Moments later, Principal Nancy Rich approached her and told her she needed to get a visitor’s pass or leave the school.…
SILOAM SPRINGS, AR – We’ve been reporting on teachers sleeping with students for almost ten years, but I swear it seems as if it’s becoming more common. So much so that I now have to choose which teacher story I want to write up.
Today I chose not to go with the Oklahoma teacher who followed a student 650 miles to have sex, and decided on 32-year-old Mary Faith McCormick. She’s the married teacher who just got busted having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old student.
According to the affidavit, the sexual relationship between the two began after a friend of the 13-year-old dared him to contact McCormick. He did, and McCormick reciprocated.
The relationship eventually turned into a sexual one with the two having sex on at least two occasions between June and August. On one of these occasions, the boy and a friend went over to McCormick’s apartment to watch a movie where the 13-year-old had sex with McCormick in her bedroom.
The two were busted mainly because of their Snapchat activity.…
WAGONER, OK – Police arrested Lorie Hill at Wagoner High School on Monday after she was found drunk in her classroom and not wearing any pants.
Hill is a newly hired teacher for Wagoner Public Schools and was found by two other teachers slumped over a desk in an empty classroom on the first day back at school for teachers.
“They didn’t know who she was, she was apparently new and was supposed to start yesterday,” Police Chief Bob Haley said.
When police arrived, they found the 49-year-old in principal’s office where someone had given her some shorts to wear. Hill admitted to police that she’d been drinking, and an empty cup smelling of vodka was found inside her car.
Since police could not prove she was intoxicated when she drove her vehicle, Hill was only charged with public intoxication. The Wagoner School District declined to comment on any possible disciplinary actions against Lorie, saying they do not comment on personnel matters.
Parents are, understandably, outraged. “I don’t know, as an adult, I just don’t know how you can be a professional teacher and teaching young people, and then show up drunk,” said one parent.…
PERRY HALL, MD — A father hit a teacher with a baseball bat after finding the teacher had engaged in some inappropriate texts with his teenage daughter.
Police were firsts contacted by the mother of a 15-year-old student at Perry Hall High School after she discovered a series of text messages between her daughter and a 42-year-old teacher at the school.
When police arrived and checked out the messages, they agreed that the texts seem to show an emotional relationship between the teen and the teacher that seemed inappropriate, but none of it constituted a crime.
Police would return to the home several hours later after receiving a disturbance report. The father of the teen said the teacher showed up at the family’s home wanting to talk. When the teacher refused to leave as he was instructed, the teen’s father hit the teacher with a baseball bat.
The teacher sustained minor injuries but said he did not wish to pursue charges. The names of the teacher and the father are not being released as neither of them have been charged with a crime. …
QUEENS, NY – Joy Morsi, a 39-year-old gym teacher at Grover Cleveland High School, is facing a slew of rape charges after being accused of having a year-long sexual relationship with at least two underage students.
Police say Morsi, a married mother of four children, offered to help a 16-year-old member of the school’s wrestling team lose some weight. This relationship eventually lead to Morsi sending him sexually charged emails and “raunchy selfies”, before taking him into a gym closet and showing the teen her nice tits.
According to prosecutor Taylor Piscionere, the pair then had 20 to 30 more sexual encounters in and out of the school over the next six weeks, including inside the school’s basement and inside her car. This relationship continued for almost a year, ending only a couple of weeks ago after a jealous Morsi flipped out when she found out the teen, now 17, had gotten himself a date to the prom..
A female friend of the teen told her mother about what was happening and that girl’s mother, who works in the school system, informed another education department employee.…
Brooklyn, NY – Two boys, ages 9 and 12, have been arrested after they allegedly put rat poison pellets in their teacher’s water bottle.
According to reports, the boys were at PS 315 in Flatbush on Monday when they decided to spice up one of their teacher’s water with some poison. The boys were busted after another student saw what they had done and reported it to their mother, who contacted the school.
School officials ended up calling police after rat poison pellets were found in one the boy’s backpacks. The teacher had already drank from the water bottle and ended up going to the doctor for some mild nausea. The fourth-grade teacher was treated and released.
Both boys are now facing charges of attempted assault, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon, said police. According to the police commissioner, the boys put a small amount of the poison in the teacher’s water because “the 9-year-old wanted to see what the reaction would be.”
“God knows where kids get these ideas,” he said.…
HOUSTON, TX – Police have charged a 16-year-old student at Nimitz High School after he became upset with his substitute teacher taking his phone, that he pushed the 66-year-old woman onto the ground.
Two separate videos taken inside the classroom show the 6 foot 3. 325 lbs student standing up and pushing Beverly Round three times, the final push sending Round to the floor. The student allegedly became angry with Round because she’d taken away his phone after he was caught texting in class.
After the assault, the student walked himself to the principal’s office to turn himself in. He was subsequently arrested and charged with injury to the elderly.
Aldine ISD released the following statement:
“Aldine Independent School District police on Thursday filed a criminal charge of injury to an elderly person against a 16-year-old male student. The charge stems from an incident that occurred Thursday afternoon at Nimitz High School when a substitute teacher confiscated the student’s cell phone. The student is accused of physically shoving the substitute teacher to the ground and then retrieving his cell phone.…