A substitute teacher was arrested after police say she showed up to teach drunk.



Ada officers captured the interaction with Michelle Childress on Feb. 14th with a small camera they wear.

Police say Childress spoke with them on school property outside Washington Elementary School in Ada and was drunk. In a police report filed by Ada officers, they report being able to smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from Childress.

Teachers told police they didn’t want her behind the wheel of her car so they distracted her. By the time police arrived, they said she smelled strongly of alcohol.

Childress, a former employee of the school, told officers in the video that she was called in to sub and admitted to drinking before she showed up to the school. When the officer told her that it was bad decision to show up to school intoxicated, she told officers that she wasn’t drunk.

The report shows that police tried to administer a field sobriety test but she refused. In the video, you can see her refuse and asking not do it in front of the school. Police arrested her and took her to the Pontotoc County jail. She was tested there and had a blood alcohol level of .263, more than three times the legal limit, according to the report.

Boy, six, suspended from school for four days after he was found to have a packet of Mini Cheddars in his lunchbox


article-2549618-1B1BD16D00000578-143_306x485A six-year-old boy who went to school with a bag of Mini Cheddars in his packed lunch has been suspended for four days after teachers said it contravened its healthy eating policy.

Riley Pearson, from Colnbrook, near Slough, was excluded from Colnbrook C of E Primary School after teachers discovered the snack and called in his parents.

After a meeting with headmaster Jeremy Meek, they were sent a letter telling them Riley would be excluded from Wednesday until Monday because he had been ‘continuously breaking school rules’.

The school, which was placed in special measures after Ofsted inspectors deemed it ‘inadequate’ in 2012, introduced a healthy eating policy at the start of term.

A letter was sent to parents saying that from 14 January, packed lunches should be ‘healthy and balanced’.

Parents were told: ‘Chocolate, sweets, crisps and fizzy drinks are not allowed.

‘If your child’s lunchbox is unhealthy and unbalanced they will be provided with a school lunch for which you will be charged.’

Today Riley’s mother, airport shuttle worker Natalie Mardle, 24, said: ‘We just do not see how they have the right to tell us what we can feed our son.

‘If anything, Riley is underweight and could do with putting on a few pounds.’

Miss Mardle, who is expecting her fourth child, added: ‘Having a balanced diet also includes eating some carbohydrates, sugars and fats.

‘It is not about excluding some foods, it is about getting the mix right.’

Riley’s lunchbox usually contains a sandwich, yoghurt tube, Dairylea Dunkers cheese spread snack, and a packet of Mini Cheddars, with water to drink.

His mother, who lives with his father, airport worker Tom Pearson, said the 3ft 9ins tall schoolboy who weighs 3st 2lbs, eats home-cooked meals and plenty of fruit and vegetables at home.

Miss Mardle said: ‘I would understand the exclusion if he was constantly throwing tables around or bullying other children, but it is just ridiculous for a packet of Mini Cheddars.


‘Surely the headteacher has better things to do with his time than search lunchboxes?’

Riley’s parents, who both work at nearby Heathrow Airport, will be attending a meeting with the head on Tuesday to learn whether their son can return to the 290-pupil school.

Headteacher Mr Meek said the school had one family who ‘do not agree with the policy.’

He said: ‘We have had a wonderful response and the parents and children are on board and pleased with the way the policy has been impacted on our pupils.

‘We cannot talk about individual circumstances, but there is one family who are not prepared to support the policy.

‘We are in discussions with them about how we move it forward. We have excluded [the pupil] for four days due to lack of support for the policy.

‘It is to avoid putting the children in a difficult situation. If the policy is not being abided by, then that potentially harms that pupil.’

Former teacher charged after lying to police about details in nude photo scandal


jaime-climie-9614A former Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy teacher who resigned when nude photos of herself surfaced on the Internet is in trouble with police after she lied to investigators about her cellphone being stolen.

West Chester police say Jamie Climie lied to them Nov. 24 when she said someone stole her iPhone 4S from her home at 9019 Lynn Avenue. She told investigators her phone housed personal nude photographs that she’d only sent to her husband.

The previous day, Nov. 23, several nude photos were discovered on a revenge porn website, where hackers, ex-boyfriends and ex-girlfriends often post inappropriate photos, along with personal information about the person.

Climie resigned from her teaching position at CHCA on Nov. 30. At that time WCPO spoke to the teacher’s husband, who said he and his wife weren’t sure how the pictures got online. He said they were working with local authorities to handle the matter.

However, through a forensic investigation that included cellphone records and IP address backtracking, West Chester police were able to determine Climie had sent at least one of the photos to someone other than her husband, according to a press release from the police department.

Investigators say Climie has since come forward and admitted she lied. Her phone was never stolen.

On Jan. 16, Climie was charged with obstructing official business, a misdemeanor of the second degree.

She turned herself in to the West Chester Police Department on Jan. 21, was arraigned the same day and later released on her own recognizance.


Erica Ginnetti Is Another High School Teacher That Likes Having Sex With Her Students


A Lower Moreland High School teacher allegedly engaged in an improper relationship with a 17-year-old boy, including sending him photos and videos of her that were sexual in nature, according to authorities.

article-0-1AEFD55800000578-388_306x423_zps37a4742eErica Ann Ginnetti, 33, of the 3400 block of Ashville Street, Philadelphia, a math teacher at the high school, was arraigned Friday before District Court Judge Jay S. Friedenberg in Willow Grove on charges of institutional sexual assault, corruption of a minor, and disseminating obscene materials to a minor in connection with her alleged contact with the teenager since May 2013.

Friedenberg set Ginnetti’s bail at $50,000 unsecured and she was released to await her preliminary hearing on Valentine’s Day. As conditions of bail, Ginnetti, who reportedly is married and has children, was required to surrender her passport and she will be placed on a GPS monitoring system. Friedenberg advised Ginnetti she is to have no contact with the victim and no unsupervised contact with minors, except for her children.

With the charges, authorities alleged Ginnetti exchanged sexually-charged text messages and videos with the 17-year-old boy on numerous occasions, which eventually led to a sexual encounter in her car in July 2013.

“I would say that she treated her relationship with this student as she would have treated a relationship with an adult with whom she was involved. They were extremely explicit, very detailed, very graphic and totally inappropriate for a teacher to be communicating in this way with a student,” alleged Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman, referring to the text and video exchanges between Ginnetti and the student.

Ginnetti allegedly sent the youth several photographs of herself wearing only a bikini, underwear or a thong and a video that depicted her undressing in a sexually-charged manner, according to court papers.

Ginnetti and the teenager eventually agreed to meet at a Philadelphia location in July 2013 at which time the boy got into Ginnetti’s car and they drove to an industrial area where they parked and had a sexual encounter, according to the arrest affidavit. Authorities determined the location of the alleged sexual encounter was along the border of Lower Moreland Township and Philadelphia.

After the sexual encounter, Ginnetti allegedly told the teenager not to tell anyone about the incident.

“The message here is to teachers, to the adults who are entrusted by institutions with the care, the welfare and the education of students and the message is very clear, there is no circumstance in which it is appropriate for you as the adult to engage in a relationship with your student,” Ferman said.

Lower Moreland Police launched an investigation Jan. 15 after receiving a tip about an alleged sexual relationship between Ginnetti and the 17-year-old boy, a student at the school. The tipster indicated students at the high school were overheard “talking about inappropriate pictures of the minor and the teacher doing ‘sexual things,’” according to the arrest affidavit filed by Lower Moreland Detective John Pasqueal.

When police interviewed the teenager, he admitted “he had been involved in a relationship” with Ginnetti, according to court documents. The boy told detectives Ginnetti was chaperoning a dance at the school when she approached him and asked him if he’d like to work out at her gym and she told him to text her, according to arrest documents. The boy and Ginnetti then began to communicate on a daily basis, detectives alleged.

School district officials, in a statement released on Friday, indicated they are aware of the allegations.

“As soon as the district became aware of the allegation, the teacher was placed on administrative leave. We are now moving swiftly to terminate her employment and will take all steps necessary to ensure the teacher does not teach again,” Superintendent Dr. Marykay Feeley said in the prepared statement, adding school officials are cooperating fully with investigators.

“The safety and well-being of our students remains our top concern at all times,” Feeley added.

Because the allegations represented an ongoing legal investigation, Feeley explained, the district has not been at liberty to disclose information.

“We will only be able to share limited information in the future as this is also a personnel matter,” Feeley said.

Lauren Harrington-Cooper Teaches Sex Ed To Her Students Over And Over


imageLauren Harrington-Cooper, the Wyoming Valley West High School teacher arrested for allegedly having sex with a student, was hit with more charges Thursday alleging she had sexual contact with another student.

Harrington-Cooper, 31, of Kingston, is facing charges of sexual contact with a student and corruption of minors. The alleged offense took place in the fall and involved a different student than the first incident, Luzerne County Detective Chaz Balough said.

The affidavit alleges Harrington-Cooper and a 17-year-old student began communicating by text and met up multiple times between October and November of last year. The victim told police on one occasion, he picked up Harrington-Cooper at her home on Winola Avenue in Kingston and the two drove around for 90 minutes in the Back Mountain. They then returned to her home and kissed in the vehicle, according to police.

The victim told police the texting continued and they met up outside of school on another occasion during which Harrington-Cooper performed oral sex on the 17-year-old in a parked car outside a house in Kingston, according to the affidavit.

Harrington-Cooper was arrested last month on a charge of institutional sexual assault alleging she had sex with an 18-year-old student.

The teacher and student allegedly began meeting after the student’s sister told her brother that Harrington-Cooper said he was “hot” Dec. 13 and gave her brother the teacher’s phone number. The teacher also was a lunch monitor during the student’s lunch period, arrest papers said.

The teacher performed oral sex on the senior three times and had intercourse with him twice, the alleged victim told authorities. When questioned by law enforcement, the teacher allegedly admitted to picking up the senior, driving around and having intercourse twice in her vehicle and oral sex once in her vehicle.

Harrington-Cooper, who was released after her first arrest on $25,000 unsecured bail, was rearrested Thursday morning. She was arraigned Thursday before Magisterial District Judge Paul Roberts, who set bail at $25,000.

Omaha Police Under Fire for Posting “Toddler Thug” Video on Facebook


Apparently the Omaha Police Officers Association was trying to make a statement about the “terrible cycle of violence and thuggery.”  More from the YouTube description about this video below.

A vile video of a toddler spouting curses and slurs posted by a Nebraska law enforcement agency has sparked outrage from local groups over its racial undertones. The Omaha Police Officers Association has been slammed by area civil rights groups for lifting the video of an African-American baby throwing a tantrum from the Facebook page of a “local thug” and offering its own commentary on the state of “terrible cycle of violence and thuggery.” The child pushes over a chair, flips the bird and unleashes a stream of curses and slurs, including b—-, f— and the N-word. The boy follows cues from a man and woman off-camera who continually prompt him to continue spouting foul language. “We refuse to give this thug any notoriety or attention, and as much as we would love to publicly shame him, we will keep his identity private,” the association wrote along with the video. “You are literally watching ‘the cycle’ of violence continue right in front of your eyes.” But groups, including the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, have blasted the law enforcement union for showcasing the tirade and for perpetuating stereotypes. “The manner in which the Officers Association has discussed this incident has done nothing but further erode community trust and reinforce the need for independent oversight, trainings, and other reforms,” the group said in a statement to CNN. Willie Hamilton, president of the group Black Men United, said the cops “crossed the line” by posting the video. “For them to take a video out of context — a 2-year-old who doesn’t have the brain capacity to know what’s going on — and to say that this child, because two adults acted inappropriately, is going to end up in a life of crime is totally inappropriate,” Hamilton told CNN. The local police chief, Todd Schmaderer, tried to draw a clear separation between the views of the police force and its union. “I strongly disagree with any postings that may cause a divide in our community or an obstacle to police community relations,” he told CNN. The union — engulfed by a firestorm of controversy — doesn’t appear to be backing down off its original stance. The group posted a slightly tamer public service announcement from the group Child Friendly Australia showing children mimicking the behavior of adults. “Think people….think,” the group wrote on its Facebook page. “What are we doing to our kids?

Dishonor Roll: 10 Most Notorious Teacher Sex Scandals Of 2013


Student-teacher sex scandals were widely reported in 2013. In some cases, convictions brought closure to victims after years of investigation. In others, the suspects’ technological footprints aided law enforcement and paved the way for relatively swift justice.

But no matter how long the investigation took, or whether the suspect pleaded out or stood trial, the thing that unites these stories is a violation of the fundamental trust between educator and student.

Although some of these cases are still being prosecuted, there are potential victims at the center of each of them. Young lives have been forever changed because a supposedly responsible adult crossed a line that should never be crossed.

Here are the 10 most notorious teacher-student sex scandals of 2013.


  • Cops: Cara Alexander Made The First Move
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  • Newport News, Va., English teacher Cara Alexander, 27, was arrested following an investigation that began after parents of her 17-year-old victim found nude photos of the teacher on his phone. According to documents obtained by WTKR, Alexander initiated contact with the student by giving him her cell phone number. Alexander faces 13 felony counts in the case.
  • Malia Brooks Said Illicit Affair Was A ‘Manic Episode’
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  • Malia Brooks, 34, who taught sixth grade at a Simi Valley, Calif., school, was charged with committing lewd acts on a child and genital penetration by a foreign object. She was accused of carrying on a sexual affair with a 14-year-old boy in June. Brooks eventually plead guilty, calling the acts a “manic episode.” She was sentenced to six years in prison Sept. 27.
  • Brianne Altice ‘Always Wanted To Be Liked’
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  • Brianne Altice, a 34-year-old English teacher at a Utah high school, was arrested in October after an investigation revealed that she allegedly had a sexual relationship with a student. The victim, who was 15 when the illicit affair began, was able to accurately describe tattoos on Altice’s body to police.  A student who had Altice told KUTV that the teacher “always wanted to be liked.”  Altice was placed on paid administrative leave.
  • Sex Ed Teacher Allegedly Sent Explicit Photos
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  • In August, Rachelle Gendron, a sexual education teacher at a Fitchburg, Mass., high school, was indicted on charges including five counts of rape aggravated by age difference. Investigators allegedly found sexually explicit text messages and photos of the teacher “in various states of undress with genitals and breasts exposed” on a cell phone belonging to a 14-year-old boy, whom she is accused of having sex with at least 5 times. Gendron pleaded not guilty to the charges, but has been fired by the school.
  • Christopher Kloman: Convicted After More Than 40 Years
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  • Christopher Kloman, a former teacher at an elite Virginia prep school, was sentenced to 43 years in prison in October for sexually molesting five female students in the 1960s. The girls, adults now, were between 12 and 14 at the time of the incidents. Famed attorney Gloria Allred, who represented the victims, called Kloman “an unmitigated predator.” According to WJLA, the victims had another name for him: “The Wolf.”
  • Tonya Flink Married One Of Her Victims
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  • Tonya Flink, who was a computer teacher at at a Haltom City, Texas, high school, was accused of having sex with several students. The 40-year-old pleaded guilty to two counts of improper relationship with a student, but was able to sidestep more serious charges after she married one of her supposed victims, and another refused to cooperate. Two victims who were cooperative told investigators that Flink had said she liked “young Hispanic kids,” and that she was in love with one victim.
  • David Ellis Edwards Allegedly Raped Boy In Office
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  • In October, David Ellis Edwards, a former middle school principal in North Carolina, was accused of sexually assaulting a student in his office while the boy’s unsuspecting parent was outside the room. Authorities said that Edwards, 49, molested at least three boys between the ages of 11 and 14 from 2009 to 2011. Police think there may have been even more victims.
  • Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst Had One Victim’s Baby
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  • Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst, 28, was arrested in July, two weeks after she gave birth to a baby that she conceived with a 16-year-old student. After the allegations were reported, two additional students, now adults, came forward and claimed they had sex with Whitehurst. In August, the teacher pleaded guilty to having sex with three different students and was sentenced to a year in county jail, and five years’ probation.
  • Robert Keith Made Boys Trade Sex For Black Belts: Police
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  • In 1997, karate instructor Robert Earle Keith was found guilty of sexually assaulting a male student. More than 16 years later, and hundreds of miles from the past incident, Keith, now 61, was again arrested, after three victims at his new dojo accused him of sex crimes. Kalamazoo Township police said that Keith forced the boys — 15-, 16- and 17-years-old — to perform sex acts, telling the teens they had to “join a secret society” and “please [their] master” in order to get their black belts.
  • Summer Michelle Hansen Allegedly Gave Sex As Reward
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    Southern California special education teacher Summer Michelle Hansen faced 16 felony counts after being charged with sex crimes against five underage students in August. According to Corona, Calif., police, one of Hansen’s victims told a detective that the teacher had sent him “inappropriate text messages suggesting sexual contact” that culminated in the teacher offering him sex as a prize for doing well in a baseball game. Hansen pleaded not guilty to the charges in September.

Judge says teacher who put a pair of purple panties inside a student’s locker shouldn’t lose his job


A pair of purple panties may not cost a Lyons Creek Middle School teacher his job after all.

lockerschoolAlthough the Broward School Board on April 9 recommended Raymond Wantroba be fired for allegedly placing a pair of women’s underwear in a student’s locker, a state administrative law judge said the punishment was too severe.

Claude Arrington recommended the teacher be suspended without pay for the rest of the school year and then reinstated. The judge said he was persuaded to give Wantroba leniency based on the “remorse expressed,” his more than 25 years as an educator and “the isolated nature of the conduct at issue.”

Neither Wantroba, who has taught at the Coconut Creek school since 2004, nor his lawyer could be reached for comment.

The district cited immorality, misconduct in office and insubordination in its recommendation to fire him. But while Arrington called Wantroba’s behavior “inexcusable,” he said only misconduct could be proved.

The School Board will still have the final say on reinstatement and officials haven’t said what they plan to do.

On February 6, Wantroba saw a group of eighth-grade boys playing with a woman’s undergarment, described as “lacy, purple panties.” He took the underwear and placed it in his office, the judge wrote.

During lunch hour that day, a campus security guard was resting in the gym teacher’s office when Wantroba placed the panties on the guard’s leg and took a photo.

Later that day, two students who shared a locker were changing at the end of their gym class. One of the students discovered the panties stuffed into his shoe.

“When he took the panties out of his shoe, he was among between 30 and 40 classmates, many of whom laughed at him,” the judge’s order states.

Wantroba also laughed and asked the student if the panties were his, the judge wrote.

Later that day, the boy informed his mother, a teacher at the school, and the two reported it to an assistant principal.

Wantroba told the judge he didn’t place the panties in the locker and denied teasing the boy, but “that denial is not credible,” the judge wrote, saying the teacher confessed to the incident during a school district investigation.

The teacher also testified “he did not intend to hurt any student and was remorseful for his behavior,” the judge wrote.

School district officials said Wantroba was suspended without pay for three days in 2012 for refusing to allow a student to use the restroom. In January, an assistant principal voiced concerns to Wantroba about a lack of adult supervision in the locker room, the judge wrote.

But the judge ruled Wantroba’s conduct did not rise to the level of insubordination.

Suit: California teachers joined in ‘titty-twisting Tuesdays’ and promoted racial bullying


A lawsuit filed this week accuses a northern California school district of creating a hostile environment for female and minority students.

nhappy-Girl-Being-Bullied-In-Class-ShutterstockThe suit, filed Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union against Eureka City Schools, makes dozens of specific claims on behalf of four teenagers who said they were bullied by other students and subjected to discrimination by teachers.

The civil rights group also asked the U.S. Department of Education to investigate claims of bias against Native American students and physical abuse by a school administrator at nearby Loleta Union School District.

An attorney with the National Center for Youth Law said he spent months investigating both districts, and he described the situation as a “culture of lawlessness” that basically encourages bullying.

”This culture has bred this belief among some students that they can target other students and nothing will happen to them, and they are pretty much right,” said attorney Michael Harris.

The four plaintiffs – 13- and 15-year-old black girls, a 14-year-old black boy and a 16-year-old Native American student – attended five different schools in the district, where they “experienced years of intentional discrimination by district staff based on their race, sex and disability status,” according to the lawsuit.

The suit claims the black students were subjected to racial slurs from their classmates, and court documents show one student made monkey noises, threw food and physically assaulted the 14-year-0ld plaintiff since grade school.

One girl said she and her mother had complained about racial bullying more than 30 times to administrators, but they say nothing was ever done.

Teachers, administrators and staff members also took part in the bullying, according to the suit.

One student said one of her white teachers announced to the class that “black people get bored easily,” and she said a school monitor once told her, “Don’t give me your black attitude.”

The suit also claims the district suspended or disciplined minority students at a higher rate than others, including a suspension for lashing out at racial bullying while the tormenters went unpunished.

The lawsuit claims that teachers in the district present films or books that use racial slurs without discussing their historical context or explaining that they’re offensive.

Native American students were asked to identify their ethnic background in one class by raising their hands, the suit claims, and another teacher asked students to make up different tribes and pretend to fight each other to show “how Native Americans traditionally resolved conflict between their communities.”

Sexual harassment was also systemic in the school district, according to the lawsuit. District staff members witnessed, condoned or participated in “weekly traditions” of “titty-twisting Tuesdays” and “slap-ass Fridays,” when girls had their nipples, breasts and buttocks grabbed or hit on school grounds.

The lawsuit seeks monetary damages for the four plaintiffs and administrative remedies, such as a monitoring program.

Eureka City Schools issued a statement Wednesday claiming that officials were not aware of evidence to back the lawsuit’s claims and insisting that the district does not tolerate harassment or discrimination.

Sally Hadden, superintendent and principal for Loleta schools, is accused of grabbing a Native American by the ear and pointing out how red it got, hitting students over the head with a clipboard and kicking students in the buttocks.

Other Loleta employees are accused of referring to Native American students as “goats,” “sheep” and “wild Indians.”

Gymnastics Coach, Accused Of Tattooing Underage Girl


n-TATTOO-large A Minnesota high school gymnastics coach has been accused of tattooing a teenage girl without her parents’ permission.

Thirty-eight-year-old Terry Robert Hardy is the head gymnastics coach at Park High School in Cottage Grove. A man told Hastings police last week that Hardy had tattooed the man’s juvenile daughter twice without his consent.

Police cited Hardy for two counts of misdemeanor assault.

In a statement, the South Washington County school district says Hardy is on leave pending further investigation. The statement says he also was fired from his post as gymnastics coordinator for a district community education program.