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.…Continue Reading
Phoenix, AZ – 47-year-old Keith Kiefer, an unemployed handyman, and Patrick Trejo, a 25-year-old music teacher at Raul Castro Middle School, are each charged with conspiring to have bestial-sexual contact with an animal after both got stung in an online dog-sexin’ type sting.
According to authorities, both men were trolling Craigslist in search of some man on beast action. Trejo’s ad allegedly read, “Hit me up if you have a pup to play with.” He was searching for someone interested in a little “K-9 play.” And Kiefer’s ad? He was reportedly seeking “beasty worship of the kinky kind.” Kiefer also requested pictures of the canine’s genitals, which he said he “liked very much.” And I just threw up a little in my mouth…
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said the “handler” the men assumed they were corresponding back and forth with was actually a team of undercover deputies. The wannabe rover wranglers separately agreed to meet the “handler” and his male shepherd mix at a local motel on Thursday. Both were arrested before any humping could commence.…Continue Reading
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.…Continue Reading
Police say that while conducting the sting, they identified Medders as being a person in possession of child porn. They went to his home on Feb 3rd to question him at which time he gave consent to have his laptop’s content searched. According to the affidavit, Medders also confessed to downloading and possessing child pornography.
Investigators would find videos and images of child pornography on Medders’ laptop, some depicting children as young as 4-years-old. Medders’ turned in his resignation shortly after his laptop was confiscated citing “personal reasons.”
His arrest on possession of child pornography charges could have him looking at a possible 20 year prison sentence and a $25,000 fine. It is not believed any of his students were involved.
Kingfisher Superintendent Don Scales said that Medders was a “dynamic” teacher but unfortunately, possessing child porn kinda cancels that out.…Continue Reading
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.…Continue Reading
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.…Continue Reading
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.…Continue Reading
HOUSTON, TX — Here’s a tragic “wrong place at the wrong time” story for you this morning regarding a jealous husband who found his wife in a restaurant parking lot with a popular high school soccer coach.
First I’ll give you the official report using info from published news articles. Then I’m going to do something I don’t normally do and fill in some details I found gleaning the comment sections from some of these published news articles.
As Ronald Lee Newman, 51, pulled into the parking lot of the LosTios restaurant on Friday night, he witnessed his wife walking with 33-year-old Christopher Matthews, the girls’ soccer coach and world history teacher at Stratford High School. Newman approached the pair and punched Matthews who fell and hit his head, knocking him unconscious.
Matthews was rushed to the hospital in critical condition while Newman would be arrested, charged with aggravated assault serious bodily injury and later released on $30,000 bail. Sadly, Matthews would never wake up and died late Sunday of a massive brain injury.
That’s the story in a nutshell. Of course anonymous people started posting in the comments of some of the articles I linked to above, making snide comments to the effect of “shouldn’t have been messing with another man’s life” and crap like that.…Continue Reading
Grants, New Mexico — A high school teacher was arrested Thursday night after being accused of beating his two sons in the locker room of the school. 27-year-old Armando Melendez faces two counts of child abuse and one count of tampering with evidence.
Melendez’s two 8-year-old sons were playing basketball in the gym at the high school after school hours last week. As of now, it is not clear why Melendez took the boys in the locker room, but once there he spanked them with a metal stick he found in the school. Melendez admitted to police that he used a metal stick on the boys and then disposed of it in a trash bin.
Police plan to further investigate to make sure no other children outside of his family have been abused. ”Very high concern,” Grants Police Detective Sergeant John Castaneda said. “I was a school resource officer. I still play a big part with our schools through the Grants Police Department. (These incidents are) always a big concern.”
Outside Grants High Thursday night, students were shocked to hear one of their teachers had been arrested. ”I’m just surprised, really surprised,” Grants High School student Cayden Wilson said.…Continue Reading
Loveland, CO — Courtney Bowles, a 31-year-old instructional coach who essentially teaches teachers about keeping a professional distance with students, was caught butt-nekkid with a 16-year-old boy last week.
Thompson School District spokesman Wes Fothergill said that though Bowles is not a classroom teacher, she does, on occasion, offer tutoring to students in need. As an instructional coach at Mountain View High School, Bowles’ duties include working with teachers to improve their ability to teach using new strategies, methods, etc., as well as instructing teachers on how best to interact with their students. And according to police, she was doing a little extra-curricular interacting Friday night.
Loveland police said Officer Sharon Hopkins made contact with Bowles and the boy at about 10:40 p.m. because they were in a car parked at North Lake Park after closing time.
“The female was on top of the male and she quickly jumped off of the male when she saw my flashlight shining into the vehicle,” Hopkins wrote in the arrest affidavit. “I told both subjects that I could see they were naked and they needed to get dressed and talk to me.”
Bowles, a married mother of two, admitted she and the teen were having sex.…Continue Reading
Dover, Delaware — Joseph Tighe, 62, was arrested yesterday for allegedly carrying on a relationship with a 16-year-old high school student. The Dover Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Unit arrested Tighe for eight counts of rape in the fourth degree and other charges after an investigation revealed that Tighe had an ongoing relationship with a Dover High School student.
Tighe and the student had allegedly been meeting at hotels in the area. Tighe is a music instructor at the high school the girl attends. He teaches string instruments at a middle school as well and has been teaching at the schools for about a year and a half. He is now on paid suspension from the district. An unpaid suspension is not an option according to Tighe’s contract, Superintendent Dr. Michael Thomas said. The Dover Police Department called Thomas late Wednesday afternoon regarding impending charges against Tighe. Thomas said he can’t divulge the details of the district’s internal investigation now in effect.
Tighe is currently in James T. Vaughn Correctional under a $45,500 secured bond.…Continue Reading
Sante Fe, NM — A Santa Fe High School shop teacher is on paid administrative leave after police say cell phone video surfaced showing the woman locking a 15-year-old student in a cage outside.
The kid was supposedly acting up in class earlier this month, and instead of sending the kid to detention or the principal’s office, the teacher reportedly recruited a couple other students and dragged the kid outside and locked him up inside a wire cage.
The boy can be seen waving to his fellow classmates from behind the chain link cage. After sitting in there for about 15 minutes, the boy was able to kick his way out and contact his parents.
“She actually empowered two students in her same class to sort of control him physically,” explained Santa Fe Police Detective Sergeant Louis Carlos. ”“We’re looking at whether or not her actions define the criminal code for abuse and neglect because of leaving him in this cage that housed chemicals. And of course the temperature– the weather that day.
Winston-Salem, NC – Mark Mercer, a 23-year-old math teacher and girl’s volleyball coach at Jefferson Middle School, was charged Tuesday with multiple counts of statutory rape and other offenses after being accused of having sex with two 14-year-old female students. According to authorities, the alleged incidents occurred off campus between October 1 and December 28. The investigation began when a parent of one of the girls discovered nearly 1,000 text messages between Mercer and the teen. Said parent could see the number of texts between the two, but could not read them. A few days later, another parent stepped forward with similar accusations against Mercer. At that point, police had enough evidence against Mercer to make an arrest. David Freedman, Mercer’s attorney, said Mercer turned himself in, consented to a search of his home and submitted a DNA sample. ”He was very cooperative with authorities,” Freedman said. Mercer is now facing 13 counts of first-degree statutory rape, eight counts of felony sex offense with a student and eight counts of taking indecent liberties.…Continue Reading
Plainfield, IL – Meet Ashley Blumenshine. The 27 year old PE teacher at Plainfield North High School in Illinois was practically caught having sex with a 16 year old student in the parking lot behind a Kohl’s Department Store. She has been charged with criminal sexual abuse, which carries a minimum sentence of four years in prison. When police noticed two suspicious vehicles in the lot, they approached, only to find the teacher and student just moments after they finished having sex. Blumenshine was sitting in the drivers seat and the half-dressed teen was still in the backseat of the car, he apparently had not yet had enough time to jump back into the front. According to witnesses, the police just missed the live show. Once police conducted the necessary interviews, they found that the pair have been having a romantic relationship for about a month now, and although he attended the same school she taught at, Blumenshine was never the teen’s teacher. According to the high school, she has been teaching with the district since 2006, but she probably won’t have that job once she gets out of jail.…Continue Reading
Charlotte, NC - A respiratory therapy teacher at Central Piedmont Community College has been charged with driving six hundred miles to shoot and kill her sister’s partner. Investigators say after Julie Ann Hopwood, 56, drove to Michigan on Thrusday, she waited for 45-minutes in the parking lot where 35-year-old Amy Chesbro worked. When Chesbro came out to the parking lot at around about 8:30 a.m., police say Hopwood shot her several times in the chest and drove away. Chesbro would die from her injuries on Friday. Hopwood would later be apprehended and as of Sunday, charged with first-degree murder. There is no clear motive at this point, but Hopwood’s family says there has been tension after Hopwood’s younger sister began living her life as a man under the awesome new name of PJ Redbird TwoRavens. TwoRavens and Chesbro had been seeing each other for years, their families telling reporters they were engaged. Lt. Tom Goralski, a Livonia police spokesman, said the theory of Hopwood killing Chesbro because she was upset over her sister’s new gender was “not true.” He did not elaborate but did say Hopwood had been visiting the couple in Michigan before the shooting.…Continue Reading
Kennesaw, GA — Raymond Taylor, a part-time instructor at Kennesaw State University, was arrested on Monday and charged with public indecency after he reportedly got nekkid in front of the accounting class he was lecturing. According to campus police, Taylor stripped down to his birthday suit and exposed his genitals to a classroom full of students during the final accounting class of the fall semester. Though the alleged strip-tease took place on November 30, school officials weren’t alerted until one of Taylor’s students came forward and reported the incident on Friday. So far, Taylor has refused to discuss the incident, telling a reporter from ABC News’ Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV that “what happened is between him and his students.” After spending the night in jail, 57-year-old Taylor was released Tuesday on $5,000 bond. Interim Provost Ken Harmon said Taylor, who worked in the business department on a contract basis, will no longer be teaching at the college. He further stated that counseling services are available to students who might want to seek help regarding the incident.…Continue Reading
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.…Continue Reading
LEESBURG, Fla. – A 40-year-old music teacher at First Academy, a private Christian school in Leesburg, was fired from his job after surveillance video captured him sharing a passionate kiss with a 15-year-old student. Police were notified after a church employee reviewing video footage observed Frisbie making out with the teen girl inside the sanctuary. Frisbie was fired immediately. When the Florida Department of Children and Families interviewed the pair, they admitted to the two-month long relationship that included “kissing, hugging and touching all over” that began one month after the death of Frisbie’s wife. They never had sex, though, as they did not have time and were afraid they would be caught in the act. Frisbie told investigators that at the time, he did not feel the relationship was inappropriate. This doesn’t help quell the outrage felt by some parents at the church one of which sounded like a DD member. “It would take everything in me to not want to go hunting,” said First Baptist church member Steve Brown, who is also a parent.…Continue Reading
West Palm Beach, FL – A substitute teacher for Belvedere Elementary School has been fired after allegedly biting a 6-year-old autistic student on the arm in front of other teachers. It’s not being reported what provoked the man to attack the boy, but the two teachers who witnessed it reported the incident immediately. After learning what happened the school principal escorted the unidentified teacher, who had been filling in for a speech teacher, out of the classroom. ”You don’t need to pay me for today, you’ll never see me again,” the teacher reportedly told the principal. A police investigation is currently underway The child’s mother and grandmother say that even though he cannot say how he feels that he is is very scared and will not let anyone touch his hand. I hate kids, autism or not, but I have never thought of biting one. Well that’s not true…but I’d never actually do it. But I also do not place myself in charge of kids like this guy. Hopefully he’s identified soon so I can replace the teeth pic and if guilty, punished appropriately.…Continue Reading
Las Vegas, NV – For reasons that are still unknown, 58-year-old Michael Roberts shot and killed himself in the courtyard of Western High School Monday afternoon. At around 2:30 p.m. 911 was called after a single gunshot was heard on campus. Police would find Roberts, a science teacher at the school, lying dead in the courtyard from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. School was not in session due to an administrative holiday, but officials said staff members and some student-athletes were on campus at the time. One teacher who worked with Roberts spoke to him hours before the shooting and said everything seemed fine. Rumors of Roberts being sick have also began circulating but no one knows for sure why Roberts decided to end his life in this manner or why he chose to do it at the school. Grief counselors have been on campus since the students returned to school on Wednesday and the district’s crisis response team has been there since the shooting. He may have been a nice guy and all that, and I am not against anyone deciding to end their own life if they are simply trying to escape justice of some sort, but to do this at the school just seems like a real asshole move — even if he was having work related issues.…Continue Reading