Caught My Eye- Why Public Schools are In Trouble

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During the alleged incident, which police said was videotaped by other students with cellphones, students said Heckstall suddenly “started acting crazy,” telling the class to “shut the [expletive] up.”

Heckstall allegedly directed his anger toward the male student, telling him he would “rip your eyeballs out,” urinate on him and “kill your family,” according to the police report. Heckstall then spat on the floor and began to apologize, police said.

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Polk Teacher accused of having sex with four students
LAKELAND, FL — A Polk County school teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting four students in a series of incidents that have been going on since last summer.

Stambaugh Middle School science teacher Danielle Jones was arrested this morning. Jones has taught at Stambaugh for seven years. The 32-year-old teacher was led to a sheriff’s squad car to go to jail shortly before 1:00 this afternoon.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said today, “It’s painfully obvious to us that she’s a pedophile.”

Judd says two of the victims are former students of Jones. The others are a friend and a cousin of the student victims. They ranged in age between 14 and 16 years old at the time of the alleged sexual contact.

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Teacher taped student to chair

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — A teacher in the Oakridge School District has been placed on paid administrative leave after allegedly taping a student to a chair because he wouldn’t sit down.

Superintendent Don Kordosky declined to identify the teacher Tuesday, but confirmed she was removed from her Oakridge Elementary School classroom last week after the mother of a 9-year-old boy reported the May 28 incident.

The boy’s mother, Becky Faile, does not have a listed phone number and could not be reached for comment Tuesday night. In interviews with local television stations, she said the teacher taped her son from his knees to his chest after he refused requests to sit down.

Faile said her son’s poor behavior was not a strong enough reason for him to be humiliated in front of his peers. Faile said she has contacted a lawyer.

Under Oregon law, “a teacher may use reasonable physical force upon a student when and to the extent the teacher reasonably believes it is necessary to maintain order in the school or classroom.”

It’s unclear if masking tape is considered reasonable.

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