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After Boy, 6, Shoots Teacher, Superintendent Shown the Door

School board votes to remove him effective Feb. 1

(Newser) - Shortly after news broke that the Virginia teacher shot by a 6-year-old student would sue the school district, it was reported that the superintendent of that district will be replaced. The Newport News School Board on Wednesday voted 5-1 to remove George Parker III as superintendent effective Feb. 1, NBC...

Family: Boy, 6, Who Shot Teacher Has 'Acute Disability'

Handgun was locked and kept out of reach, attorney for Virginia boy's mother says

(Newser) - The family of a 6-year-old boy who shot a teacher at an elementary school in Virginia earlier this month has an "acute disability" and was under a specialized care plan, his family said Thursday. "The week of the shooting was the first week when we were not in...

Police: 6-Year-Old Accused of Shooting His Teacher

Teacher in Virginia's Newport News in critical condition; shooting wasn't accidental, cops say

(Newser) - A teacher at a Virginia elementary school was shot at work on Friday, and police say it wasn't an accident. They've also nabbed a suspect. "The individual is a 6-year-old student," Newport News Police Chief Steve Drew said at a presser later Friday, per CNN . "...

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Teacher Who Gave Teen Vaccine Shot Avoids Prison

Laura Russo pleads guilty to lesser charge

(Newser) - A high school teacher fired after being accused of injecting a teenager with a coronavirus vaccine without his parents knowing has avoided a prison sentence. Laura Russo pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor count of attempting the unauthorized practice of medicine in court in Mineola, New York. She also entered...

Teacher Says She Was Forced to Resign Over Pronoun Policy

In lawsuit, Ohio middle school teacher says she was told to 'put her beliefs aside'

(Newser) - A conservative advocacy group has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a middle school English teacher in Ohio who says she was forced to resign after refusing to use her students' preferred pronouns. According to the lawsuit, officials at the Canton-area Jackson Memorial Middle School told Vivian Geraghty "...

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Teacher Tells Students His Race Is 'Superior'

Unidentified middle school instructor in Texas has since been fired after students record his remarks

(Newser) - A middle school teacher in Texas has been fired after students in his class recorded him telling them his race is the "superior" one. NBC News reports the recordings were made last week at Bohls Middle School in Pflugerville, though it's not clear what type of class was...

Teacher Arrested in Teen's 2-Year Disappearance

She faces charges including detention of a minor with the intent to conceal from a parent

(Newser) - A Sacramento-area teenager who disappeared in 2020 and "inexplicably" returned home almost two years later may have been living at a teacher's home the entire time, police say. Holga Castillo Olivares, 61, has been arrested in the connection with the disappearance of Michael Ramirez, who was 15 when...

Teacher Arrested After Revealing She Kept Student 'Kill List'

No charges have yet been filed against 5th grade teacher in East Chicago, Indiana

(Newser) - An elementary school teacher in Indiana has been arrested after police say she told a student she had a "kill list" that named multiple students and staffers at the school. Police say they got a call from St. Stanislaus School in East Chicago late Wednesday afternoon and were told...

Teacher of the Year Quits Over LGBTQ Treatment

Kentucky district didn't act after public accusations of 'grooming'

(Newser) - Kentucky's 2022 teacher of the year says he put up with harassment and administration efforts to diminish LGBTQ identities for years because he thought it was important for students in his rural high school to have a thriving, openly gay teacher in their classroom. Willie Carter Jr. still thinks...

Teachers in This State Can Now Carry Guns With 24 Hours' Training

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signs bill into law; school districts still need to sign off on staffers with firearms

(Newser) - Local school boards in Ohio have been able to give the OK for years for teachers and other school employees to carry firearms at work. But a new law signed by Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday just made a significant change on training requirements to do so, knocking down the...

Jury Acquits Man Who Once Confessed in Teacher's Death

Ryan Duke, convicted on a lesser charge, now says a friend killed Tara Grinstead

(Newser) - Update: A Georgia jury has acquitted Ryan Duke of murder charges in the 2005 killing of a high school teacher in her home, a crime he once confessed to. The defendant reversed his confession during the nine-day trial, Fox News reports, and accused his best friend instead. He said Bo...

Teacher Resigns After Science Experiment Goes Wrong

Cops say Texas middle school instructor put hand sanitizer in student's hands, set it on fire

(Newser) - A science experiment gone awry has left a 12-year-old in North Texas injured and a teacher out of a job. CBS News reports that the 37-year-old science instructor, who hasn't been named, resigned after a Friday incident at Granbury Middle School, in which authorities say she placed hand sanitizer...

Kansas Teacher Wouldn't Use Chosen Pronouns, Is Suing

Pamela Ricard received a 3-day suspension

(Newser) - A middle school math teacher in Kansas asserts she is doing no harm to her students in refusing to call them by their preferred names and pronouns. LGBTQ organizations and medical associations disagree. But the conflict Pamela Ricard primarily has is with her school district superintendent, board members, and principal,...

High School Class Gets Eyeful of Porn Pics

School officials say Mass. employee is on leave after projecting explicit images during lesson

(Newser) - If you're a teacher who uses the same laptop for home and work, it's probably a good idea to clear it of all things porn-related before using it in class. That's the hard lesson one staffer at a Massachusetts high school was just apparently taught, after an...

Charges Dropped After Ex-Teacher Marries Student

Baylee Turner was accused of having sex with student at Missouri high school

(Newser) - Prosecutors in Missouri have dropped a sex-crime charge against a former teacher who married the student she allegedly had sex with. Baylee Turner, now 26, was 23 in February 2019, when she was charged with having sexual contact with a male student at Sarcoxie High School. She taught English at...

Middle School Teacher Faces Felony Charge Over Threatening Notes

Mich. art teacher Johnna Rhone denies she left threats insinuating future school violence

(Newser) - A Michigan school district says a well-regarded middle school art teacher with two decades under her belt may have wanted to start her holiday break a little too early. Just weeks after a mass shooting at a Detroit-area high school that left four students dead, 59-year-old Johnna Rhone, an instructor...

Third-Graders Say They Were Told to Reenact Holocaust

Washington, DC, third-graders said that included pretending to dig mass graves

(Newser) - An elementary school staffer in Washington, DC, has been put on leave after making a "poor instructional decision." The Washington Post details what allegedly happened at Watkins Elementary School during a Friday library class in which third-graders were supposed to be doing research. Per the New York Times ...

Canadian Teacher Banned From Classroom for Wearing Hijab

Trudeau says federal government might intervene in controversial Quebec case

(Newser) - Hundreds of people, including students and parents, joined a protest in Canada Tuesday to support a teacher who was removed from the classroom because she wore a hijab. Fatemeh Anvari, who taught third grade at a school in Chelsea, western Quebec, was reassigned to a role outside the classroom because...

Teachers Scramble for Dollars at 'Dystopian' Event

$5K was up for grabs at South Dakota hockey game

(Newser) - Organizers described the "Dash for Cash" event at a junior hockey game in South Dakota as a fun way to get some extra cash to local teachers—but after video of the event went viral, some viewers said they were unsettled by the sight of teachers kneeling to grab...

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Teacher's Jokey Quiz Question Under Investigation

California instructor suggests those on the right are 'idiots' on test

(Newser) - A teacher at a high school in Northern California is facing backlash over a question on a social science quiz last week. The teacher at Whitney High School in Rocklin asked students to identify a "group of complete idiots" and gave four possible answers: "KKK," "all...

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