Category Archives: Punishment Scandals

  • School Files Child Abuse Report

    September 9, 2014: New England News reported a Duxbury, Massachusetts high school is investigating an alleged confrontation between a staff member and two students that took place near the end of August. New England News wrote: According to Duxbury Police, the school's principal confirmed there were allegations that a physical confrontation occurred between the staff member…

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  • Virginia teachers arrested in abuse investigation at autism school

    May 20, 2014: The Daily News posted an article stating the arrest of Diane "Renee" Smith for an attack on a 13 year old autistic child. The Daily News wrote: A 13-year-old autistic child was attacked at a Yorktown, Pa., school and two staff members have been charged in the incident, authorities said. A witness…

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  • Two teens arrested in scuffle with teacher at Santa Monica High

    April 8, 2014: The LA Times reported the arrest of two teenagers who were engaged in a scuffle with their teacher, Mark Black.  Parents in the community support Black who is known as a long time teacher and wrestling coach. The LA Times wrote: On Monday, Santa Monica police announced the arrest of an 18-year-old…

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  • Ohio students, teacher charged after police say disabled boy bullied in gym class

    March 10, 2014: CBS News reported the arrest of 5 students and one teacher in Ohio after police say they bullied a disabled boy in gym class.  Substitute teacher, Gregg Mellinger was charged with child endangering while 5 students face assault and disorderly conduct charges. CBS News wrote: Mellinger, of North Ridgeville, was charged last…

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  • Teacher charged in assault on Toscano’s wife

    February 28, 2014: The Daily Progress reported the arrest of science teacher, Claire Kennedy Ogilvie, for allegedly attacking the wife of House Minority Leader David J. Toscano.  Toscano said his wife, Nancy Tramontin, was struck in the head several times.  Ogilvie has been suspended from her job at William Monroe High School. The Daily Progress…

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  • Teacher charged with child abuse over ‘scratching’ incident

    February 28, 2014:  Tampa Bay Fox News, reported a 60 year old teacher at Calusa Elementary in New Port Richey was charged with child abuse.  Cynthia Haring allegedly scratched a 10 year old student with her finger nail when she grabbed his arm. Fox News wrote: Deputies say when she grabbed the child by the…

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  • Florida Teacher Arrested for “Battery on a Child by Exposure to Urine”

    February 20, 2014, The Gawker reported about the arrest of  Jennifer King Forshey, a South Florida public charter school teacher.  She is accused of ordering a 10-year-old student to remove paper towelsfrom a urinal on February 6, 2014. The Gawker wrote: Jennifer King Forshey, 58, of Hollywood, is accused of ordering a 10-year-old to remove…

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  • Teacher arrested after incident at Rickards

    February 8, 2014, Tallahassee.com reported the arrest of Earl Handerson III for inappropriately grabbing a student who had been disruptive in class. Leon County Sherriff's Office investigated the incident at Rickards High School. The article reads: LCSO reports that after working with school safety officials, conducting witness interviews and reviewing surveillance, Violent Crimes Detectives were…

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  • U.S. Cites Evidence of Anti-Semitism in School District

    January 2014, the New York Times reported about the lawsuit filed by 3 Jewish families against the Pine Bush Central School District in New York.  Previously, in November, the New York Times had reported that some Jewish students had said they were subjected to anti-Semitic bullying, taunts, and other forms of intimidation in recent years.…

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  • Teacher fired after knocking out 7th-grader

    November 2013, HLN reported the firing of Beaumont County assistant teacher, who claimed he can not apologize for what he did, and he was just having a bad day and snapped when he struck a 7th grade student in the face. The teacher was fired and escorted off the school campus, but the student's parents…

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