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Cops Seek Police Officer’s Wife’s Facebook Messages In Connection With Slain Teacher

Investigators want to comb through a local police officer’s wife’s Facebook messages in the case of a slain Pennsylvania teacher, according to reports.

Rachael DelTondo, 33, was shot to death in her mother’s driveway in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania on Mother’s Day after her friend Lauren Watkins dropped her off.  The pair were returning from a trip to get ice cream. DelTondo (pictured below) had been suspended from her job after an alleged affair with a student, according to KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh.

Now, the station is reporting that investigators have executed a search warrant on Lauren Watkins’ mom, Stephanie Watkins, the wife of Aliquippa Police Sergeant Kenneth Watkins. The warrant is for Stephanie Watkins’ private Facebook messages. Lauren Watkins told police that she did not hear any gunshots or see anything suspicious, the station reported.

Aliquippa Police Sergeant Kenneth Watkins, who was spotted arguing with other police officers at the scene of the crime,

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Pennsylvania Teacher Suspended Over Alleged Relationship With Former Student Found Shot Dead

A Pennsylvania teacher, recently suspended for an alleged relationship with one of her former students, was shot to death in her mother’s driveway on Mother’s Day.

Rachael DelTondo, 32, was shot multiple times and she died on the scene. She was returning from a trip to buy ice cream with a friend, KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh reported.  She was “brutally shot at close range multiple times,” in the Aliquippa driveway, Beaver County District Attorney David Lozier told Newsweek.

Police haven’t released the name or description of the suspect, who is still at large. Lozier was mum about who the suspect could be but he did reveal that he believes DelTondo knew her killer. He also said he thinks the murder was a crime of passion and that residents do not have to worry for their own safety.

DelTondo was suspended last year from her teaching job at Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, a

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Middle School Math Teacher Admits To Having Sex With 15-Year-Old Student

An Oklahoma teacher has admitted to having sex with a 15-year-old student multiple times, including during a teacher walkout protesting school funds and salaries, officials said.

Keri Hoffman, 35, confessed the teenage love affair to her husband before surrendering to the Clinton Police Department on Sunday, according to KOTV in Tulsa

Hoffman started her sexual relationship with the boy on March 30 and used Facebook messenger to arrange meetings for sex, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said. 

Earlier this month, Hoffman took a group of students, including the alleged victim, to the state Capitol to participate in a teacher walkout that received national attention. Hoffman picked up the boy first and dropped him off last, “having sex with him each time,” police said. 

Police also spoke to the alleged victim, who corroborated Hoffman’s story.

Hoffman teaches algebra at Clinton Middle School and has been a teacher since 2011. The 15-year-old

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Tennessee Teacher Accused Of Kidnapping Student For Sex For 38 Days Wants To Change Plea To Guilty

Tad Cummins, the former forensics teacher from Tennessee accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old student for 38 days and taking her across state lines for sex, is expected to reverse his not guilty plea.

The announcement came on Thursday after Cummins’ attorney made a court filing describing his client’s desire to change his plea to guilty after “personal reflection,” according to The Tennessean.  In May, Cummins pleaded not guilty to federal charges of charges of obstruction of justice and transporting a minor across state lines for the purpose of engaging in criminal sexual conduct.

In March 2017, Cummins, then 50, ran off with his former student Elizabeth Thomas. After a national manhunt, the two were discovered hiding out in a remote California cabin where they posed as husband and wife. The former teacher allegedly admitted to having sexual contact with the teen during “most nights” during their five weeks on the

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California Teacher Accidentally Shoots Gun In Classroom, Injuring Student

A teacher accidentally fired a gun inside a high school in Seaside, California on Tuesday. One student suffered minor injuries as a result, KION-TV in Monterey reported.

Dennis Alexander was supposed to be teaching a lesson on public safety for his Administration of Justice class at Seaside High School. Clearly, he wasn’t teaching it right. The gun went off as Alexander accidentally discharged it into the ceiling.

“Fragments from the bullet struck a student in the neck,” Seaside Police Chief Abdul Pridgen, according to CBS News. The room was full of 16 and 17-year-olds, according to The Californian. Bullet fragments got lodged into the neck of the injured student, the student’s father Fermin Gonzales told KSBW.

Shockingly, Gonzales claimed that nobody called the police to report the shooting. He said he and the victim’s mother had to call to file a report themselves after their 17-year-old son came home

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Teacher Involved With White Supremacist Podcast Removed From Classroom

Dayanna Volitich, a social studies teacher at Crystal River Middle School in Florida, has been “removed from the classroom” while the school conducts an internal investigation following a report from The Huffington Post which uncovered her participation in a white supremecist podcast. Volitich has since said that the podcast was “satire.”

The Citrus County School District has posted a status on their Facebook page indicating that an investigation is underway following the story from HuffPo.

Volitich had participated in the “Unapologetic” podcast under the pseudonym “Tiana Dalichov.” She had reportedly bragged about working as a teacher in the show.

During one podcast, “Dalichov” had argued that “science” has proven that certain races are smarter than others. She also discussed hiding her beliefs from employers and encouraged other white supremacists to do the same.

Social media accounts under the name “Tiana Dalichov” were locked down after Huffington Post began inquiring about the podcast. Screenshots from the account show Dalichov advocating for

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Middle School Teacher Caught In Hotel With 15-Year-Old Female Student

A middle school teacher in San Antonio, Texas, has been arrested after being caught in bed with a former student. Crystal Nicole Rodriguez, 29, was arrested on Sunday on the charge of having an improper relationship between an educator and a student, the Dallas News reported.

Rodriguez worked as a special education teacher at Page Middle School. She was also a coach for several girls’ teams at the school, per KSAT. The victim was a former student at the school.

According to a preliminary police report, the teacher “admitted to having a sexual relationship” with the teen when questioned by authorities, reported Dallas News. Rodriguez was released from custody after posting a $20,000 bond. It is unclear if she has released a statement at this time.

Authorities have not released the location of the hotel where the two were found. They have also not revealed details about the identity of the student, as she is a minor.

Officials at the San Antonio

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Gym Teacher Charged After Forcing Student To Stand During The Pledge Of Allegiance

A middle school physical education teacher from Meredith, Colorado, is facing child abuse charges after she allegedly forced one of her students to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance this month.

According to Fox12, Karen Smith, an employee at Angevine Middle School who’s been in the district for 20 years, was charged on Tuesday with third-degree assault, in addition to the child abuse charges. Police said she grabbed one of her students by his jacket and physically removed him from the classroom because he sat down during the Pledge. 

Boulder Valley School District spokesman Randy Barber told Fox12 that the student didn’t break any policy. In fact, students are allowed to either to stand or sit for the Pledge, Barber told the Denver Post. In the 1943 West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette Supreme Court decision, it was decided that public school students cannot be forced

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Texas Teacher Married To High School Football Coach Accused Of Having Improper Relationship With Student

A high school teacher from Burleson County Texas, who is married to the school’s football coach, is accused of having an improper relationship with a 15-year-old student. KBTX reports that early this month the school contacted the Sheriff’s office after the allegations came to light.

Jamie Goforth, 37, allegedly sexually abused a 15-year-old male student starting back in October. She turned herself in on Sunday and has been charged with an improper relationship between educator and student. According to KBTX , she’s being held on a $10,000 bond. It’s unclear if she has a lawyer who can speak on her behalf at this time. Before turning herself in, it appears that she might have tried to skip town.

The school (Caldwell ISD) put out the following statement: “Many in our school community have heard of the arrest of Caldwell High School teacher Jamie Goforth. The incident is being addressed

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Orchestra Teacher Allegedly Groped 15-Year-Old, Asked Him To ‘Send Nudes’ On Snapchat

An orchestra teacher who taught at a high school in Stockbridge, Georgia, is accused of trying to start an inappropriate relationship with one of his students. According to the New York Post, Ryan Harvey, 24, was arrested on Sunday on multiple charges including aggravated child molestation and sexual battery.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Harvey is accused of groping a 15-year-old male student’s genitals twice. Harvey also allegedly messaged the teen on Snapchat, sending the boy a heart emoji with an instruction to “send nudes,” police said. The teen said Harvey followed up that message with one stating, “That wasn’t for you.” But then, he contradicted himself by sending another message that stated, “That WAS for you.”

The teen boy told police Harvey once told him that he was the “only 15-year-old that I would ever f*ck with,” according to a sheriff’s incident report. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,

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