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Cops: Teacher Chopped Kid's Hair While Singing Anthem

Margaret Gieszinger allegedly wouldn't take no for an answer

(Newser) - A California teacher is behind bars with bail set at $100,000 after she allegedly followed through on what students thought was a teasing offer of "free haircuts." Police were called to Visalia's University Preparatory High School on Wednesday in response to an Instagram video that appeared... More »

Pregnant Teacher's Body Found After Alleged School Affair

Arrested assistant principal Robert Marks has yet to talk

(Newser) - A married middle school assistant principal has been arrested in the murder of a pregnant teacher with whom he was allegedly carrying on an affair in a case that's shaken Baton Rouge, La. Instructional specialist Lyntell Washington, 40, was seven months pregnant and the single mom to a 3-year-old... More »

On Day He Was to Marry, Teacher Charged With Rape

Not surprisingly, John Azabache's wedding called off

(Newser) - John Azabache was supposed to be getting married Friday. Instead, he ended up getting arrested for allegedly raping one of his 16-year-old students. Needless to say, the wedding was called off, but the Journal News reports that Azabache did still utter the words "I do"—when he was... More »

2nd LA Teacher Accused of Widespread Sex Abuse

Robert Pimentel arrested, accused of abusing 20 students

(Newser) - A fourth-grade teacher who worked for nearly 40 years in the Los Angeles Unified School District has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing 20 students, a year after another veteran teacher accused of molesting nearly two dozen students brought national attention to the district and the problem of classroom... More »

School Closing for 2 Days Over Sex Assault Arrests

Mark Berndt and Martin Springer arrested within days of each other

(Newser) - Miramonte Elementary School students won't be going to class tomorrow or the next day, after two longtime teachers were arrested last week on suspicion of sexually abusing students as young as six. Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy is meeting with parents at a local high school... More »

Cops Nab Woman Suspected of Leading of Killer Cult

Kenyan woman allegedly inspired serial killer

(Newser) - A high school teacher has been detained in Kenya, after a self-confessed serial killer said that she told him to kill 100 people for good fortune. Philip Onyancha, 32, has confessed to killing 17 people, mostly women, and says he did so because teacher Elizabeth Wambui inducted him into her... More »

Catholic Teacher Held in 'Murder Attempt' on Student

British science teacher allegedly struck 14-year-old with a weight

(Newser) - A teacher in a Catholic school in England has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a student he allegedly attacked suffered serious head injuries, reports the Guardian. The teacher assaulted the 14-year-old boy with a weight block used in a science lab as class was about to begin,... More »

Fla. Teacher Cops to Sex With Boy, 15; Mom Approves

15-year-old boy's mother approved of affair

(Newser) - A teacher at a Florida private school has resigned and been charged with sexual battery of a child for allegedly carrying on an affair with a 15-year-old student, the Miami Herald reports. Maria Hernandez, 32, was arrested upon the pair's return from Disney World and admitted to sleeping with the... More »

Runaway Mass. Teacher, Student Found in W. Va. Hotel

24-year-old charged with enticing 8th-grader

(Newser) - Police today found the 8th-grade teacher who ran off with a 15-year-old student, WWLP-TV reports. Massachusetts police tracked a financial trail to find the pair at a hotel in West Virginia. They alerted the local cops, who arrested 24-year-old Lisa Lavoie this morning on charges of enticing a minor. She... More »

Teen Sex Teacher Busted Again

Violated probation by talking sex with young female co-worker: cops

(Newser) - Former middle school teacher Debra LaFave, who was convicted of having sex with a 14-year-old male student, was arrested yesterday in Florida for violating her probation by having unsupervised contact with a minor, police said. LaFave had been working as a waitress, and is accused of repeatedly discussing personal problems,... More »

Teacher Nabbed After Fleeing With Student

Caught in Mexico, she was having affair with 13-year-old, police say

(Newser) - A 25-year-old female math teacher who allegedly ran off to Mexico with a 13-year-old former student was arrested today, the AP reports. The boy has been turned over to his relatives. The two, who met when she taught him sixth-grade math at a Nebraska middle school, headed for the border... More »

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