A Virginia man was arrested on Wednesday after he made online threats to kill students attending Howard University, a historically black college, WJLA reported.
John Edgar Rust, 26, made the racist threats on 4chan and Reddit, two online message boards, on Nov. 11, 2015, the FBI said in an affidavit.
Rust’s screenname on Reddit was “watchouthoward.”
His anonymous 4chan post featured a photo of former University of Missouri president Timothy Wolfe, who resigned after a series of racist incidents on the school’s campus.
“Seriously America why are we still putting up with this s**t?” the post allegedly read. “I mean we might as well just bend over and let the n***ers f**k us right in the ass.”
“So I’ve decided,” the post continues later. “Any n***ers left at Howard University after 10 tomorrow will be the first to go. And any of those cheapskate n***ers who try to get out using the metro
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A Texas kindergarten teacher who had sex with at least six teens will be spending a decade in a state prison.
Heather Lee Robertson, 39, accepted a plea deal Thursday which will require her to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life, according to KTRE. She could have faced up to 240 years in prison if not for the plea deal. She was facing six charges of sexual assault of a child and six counts of having an improper relationship with a student.
“Teachers are entrusted with our most valuable and most precious asset every day,” Angelina County Assistant District Attorney Todd Dillon said in a statement. “When teachers betray that trust in Angelina County, they will be held accountable for that betrayal, and they will face significant punishment.”
Prosecutors said the first sexual encounter happened not long after Robertson’s husband filed for divorce. She told police
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A former elementary school aide was sentenced to a century in prison on Thursday for filming children forced to perform sex acts on school grounds.
Convicted sex offender Deonte Carraway, 24, was already serving a 75-year federal sentence connected to this case. On Thursday, Prince George’s County Circuit Court in Maryland sentenced him 23 times, one for each child he abused. Carraway was sentenced on 23 counts of state child sex abuse and pornography charges, according to WBAL-TV.
“Today’s sentence is one that is fashioned to make sure that Mr. Carraway never has the opportunity to walk freely among us as a community again,” Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks said. “This happened multiplied by 23, and it’s not just the 23 kids, but their family members who are here still crying.”
Prosecutors said Carraway sexually abused 23 students on elementary school grounds in addition to at their homes. Carraway
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Forty-three male students from Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College went missing in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico, on September 26, 2014. Details of the mass kidnapping remain unclear to this day.
The students were thought to have commandeered buses to Mexico City to commemorate the anniversary of a 1968 massacre, but were intercepted by local police before a confrontation broke out. At some point, the students were handed over to the Gah-rreros Unidos crime syndicate and presumably killed, although motivations or an exact understanding of a sequence of events are still mysterious. Police later claimed Iguala’s mayor and his wife were the masterminds behind the entire incident. The two fled from the city but were later arrested.
The kidnappings led to unrest in cities and civilian attacks on government buildings and became a nationwide scandal.
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A Nevada fourth grade teacher has resigned after allegedly having sexual relations with at least two teen boys.
School administrators told the Elko Daily Free Press that 40-year-old Tennille Whitaker resigned earlier this month. The married mother-of-two was arrested in June and has been charged with eight counts of sexual conduct with a pupil. She was placed on paid leave after arrest.
According to a press release from Elko County Sheriff’s Office, the two alleged victims were 16 and 18 at the time.
In that press release, police suspected that she may have also engaged in sexual activity with school employees and volunteers.
A parent tipped off police after she allegedly caught Whitaker and a teen alone behind a closed classroom door, according to The Daily Caller.
[Photo: Elko County Sheriff’s Office]
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A South Carolina high school principal is under scrutiny for telling students that they shouldn’t wear leggings “unless you are a size 0 or 2.”
Heather Taylor made the announcement to Stratford High School students during dress code assemblies on Wednesday.
“I’ve told you this before, I’m going to tell you this now, unless you are a size zero or two and you wear something like that, even though you’re not fat, you look fat,” Taylor said. An audio recording of the statement was shared with WCBD.
Sophomore Allison Veazy, told WCBD that she felt targeted.
“It was really hurtful, cause I felt like my size made me look disgusting towards someone in the clothes that I wear,” she said. “I wear leggings outside of school and I wear leggings when I go and hang out with my friends, and to think that someone would think that I look like a stuffed sausage
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A judge in Decatur, Alabama has thrown out charges against a teacher for allegedly having sexual relations with two students when she taught at Decatur High School. 44-year-old Carrie Witt had her charges dismissed without prejudice on constitutional grounds on Thursday.
According to WHNT, Witt was accused of sleeping with two students between 16 and 19 years old.
Morgan County Circuit Judge Glenn Thompson ruled students can consent to sex under state law once they turn 16, unless someone uses a “position of authority” to “coerce, groom, or otherwise obtain the illegitimate consent of the alleged victims.” Although a teacher may be in a position of authority, the judge found that it “clearly does not exist between every school employee and every student regardless of where that student is enrolled.”
In other words, prosecutors have to prove that Witt “was actually in a position of authority over the victim/student and that the position of authority was
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A new lawsuit claims that a Florida high school teacher groomed and sexually molested at least eight of his female students—and though administrators knew about the allegations beginning in 2008, the teacher apparently did not face disciplinary action.
Jason Edward Meyers, a creative writing teacher, worked in two Miami-Dade high schools over 14 years, in which time he allegedly pursued sexual relationships with eight of his current or former students, The Miami Herald reported.
Meyers allegedly called his victims “Jason’s Girls” and encouraged them to read sexually explicit books like Lolita, in which an older man has a sexual relationship with a prepubescent girl. The lawsuit claims he asked one girl to break up with her boyfriend, wear provocative clothes to class, and told her to title a poem she had written “Come Inside Me.”
The suit claims that Meyers forcibly kissed and groped a plaintiff in the lawsuit, and had sex
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A tennis pro’s coach and father has been arrested for child molestation. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, 68-year-old Nikolaos Philippoussis was taken into custody from his Mira Mesa home this morning. He is suspected of abusing two victims under the age of 14.
Authorities have not given much detail on the allegations but say that the victims were the coach’s students. He has been charged with a dozen counts of committing lewd or lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14 and two counts of committing sexual acts with a child younger than 10 years old, per sheriff’s Lt. Greg Rylaarsdam.
Investigators do not believe there are other victims but urge the public to come forward with relevant information.
The coach is the father of Mark Philippoussis (pictured above), a retired tennis player from Australia. He is a two-time Grand Slam finalist and was once ranked 8th worldwide in singles. The accused served
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Having a romantic or sexual relationship with an underage student is a shocking exploitation of power. Here are 9 disturbing sex scandals involving teachers.
1. Debra Lafave
Debra Lafave was a Florida teacher who became notorious after having an affair with a 14-year-old student. According to the New York Daily News, Lafave pled guilty in 2005 to at least four sexual encounters with one of her middle school students a year before. She was married at the time, and she and her husband divorced amid the scandal.
She faced up to 30 years in prison but her attorney said “to place Debbie into a Florida state women’s penitentiary, to place an attractive young woman in that kind of hellhole, is like putting a piece of raw meat in with the lions.”
According to Aol, because her victim didn’t want to stand trial, Lafave pleaded
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