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Teacher Arrested For Hitting Neo-Nazi Says Standing Up To Fascism Is Not A Crime

The middle school teacher who was filmed repeatedly punching a neo-Nazi demonstrator at a 2016 protest claims standing up to fascists shouldn’t be against the law. “Standing up against fascism and the rise of Nazism and fascism in this country is not a crime,” Yvette Felarca told San Francisco’s KPIX outside court last week. “We have the right to defend ourselves.”

Felarca teached humanities at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Berkeley, California. She is also a member of the activist group By Any Means Necessary (BAMN), which describes itself on its website as “a mass, democratic, integrated, national organization dedicated to building a new mass civil rights movement to defend affirmative action, integration, and the other gains of the civil rights movement of the 1960s and to advance the struggle for equality in American society by any means necessary.”

In June of 2016, Felarca travelled with BAMN to Sacramento to

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40-Year-Old Gym Teacher Arrested For Having Sex With Middle School Student Years After Affair

A Georgia middle school gym teacher was arrested on charges that she had sexual relations with a 15-year-old student in 2013, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.

The student was between the 8th and 9th grades at the time of her alleged assault by Shawnetta D. Reece, 40, who was charged with child molestation and sexual assault by persons with supervisory or disciplinary authority.

Authorities were just recently tipped off to the alleged relationship, according to the GBI’s press release.

Reece taught at Union County Middle School in Blairsville, Georgia. It’s not clear when she last worked at the school, according to People magazine.

She has reportedly not yet entered a plea in the case.

[Image: Union County Jail]

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40-Year-Old Gym Teacher Arrested For Having Sex With Middle …

A Georgia middle school gym teacher was arrested on charges that she had sexual relations with a 15-year-old student in 2013, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.

The student was between the 8th and 9th grades at the time of her alleged assault by Shawnetta D. Reece, 40, who was charged with child molestation and sexual assault by persons with supervisory or disciplinary authority.

Authorities were just recently tipped off to the alleged relationship, according to the GBI’s press release.

Reece taught at Union County Middle School in Blairsville, Georgia. It’s not clear when she last worked at the school, according to People magazine.

She has reportedly not yet entered a plea in the case.

[Image: Union County Jail]

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School Ignores Signs Of Teacher’s 3-Year Affair With 8th Grade Student Until She Gives Birth To His Child

A former high school teacher is accused of having a long-term sexual relationship with a teenage boy she met when he was in middle school.

According to News 5, 36-year-old Laura Lynn Cross had a three-year relationship with a student she met when she was his eighth grade English teacher. She has since had his child.

The teen’s father says he had concerns about the former Buchtel High School teacher and told both school and police authorities back in 2012. No charges were filed. 

Cross apparently even convinced the teen’s mother, who had custody, to allow the teen to move in with her through a court-approved, partial-parental custody arrangement. The teacher apparently positioned herself as a mentor to the teen.

“First of all, she’s a schoolteacher,” said the father. “To get aroused by a child basically you have to be a sick individual.”

Cross did resign from her teaching position in January 2015.

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Teacher Convicted Of Raping 15-Year-Old Student Now Has To Pay Victim $1 Million

An Oklahoma City federal judge has awarded $1 million in damages to a teenage boy who was raped by his middle school teacher, according to The Oklahoman newspaper

Jennifer Caswell, 31, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, five of which were suspended, after pleading guilty to six counts of second-degree rape, child enticement and forcible sodomy in June 2015.

In his judgment, U.S. District Judge Robin J. Cauthron wrote that following the incident, which garnered national headlines after Caswell appeared on the “Dr. Phil” show, the victim experienced “depression, isolation, and self-blame for the events that transpired.”

The boy and his father sued Caswell and the Hollis Oklahoma school district in 2015 due to the boy’s emotional duress and in order to bring attention to the plight of sexual abuse by teachers, according to their attorney Bob Wyatt.

Following the judgment, Wyatt said, “”We are pleased that the judge

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Married Teacher Caught Having Sexual Relationships With 8 Students, Calling Them ‘Jason’s Girls’

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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Teacher Jailed For Sexually Abusing Student In School Closet After Parents Find Handwritten Note

A Missouri teacher has been sentenced to four years in prison for sexually abusing his teenage student in a school closet. As People shares, William Nathan Herrington was sentenced on Friday after he pled guilty to statutory sodomy and sexual contact with a student.

The now-former teacher of Ash Grove High School in Missouri was arrested in October 2014. Following social media posts, handwritten notes and emails, he was accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female student. The sexual relationship took place in a closet in the school library, as well as in Herrington’s home.

The student, who is now is college, told authorities that the 35-year-old married father inappropriately touched her and took advantage of her, per the News-Leader. She said that they met in the school closet at least 10 times, but she was too scared to tell anyone about the interactions. Her parents eventually found a note and messages from the teacher that were apparently sexual

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Cop Was Startled By "Loud Sound" Right Before Shooting Yoga Teacher Justine Damond

It’s still unclear what caused Minnesota police to shoot and kill 40-year-old Justine Damond. The Australian native called authorities about a possible sexual assault behind her home and ended up being shot by accident. According to the NY Daily Newsa “loud sound” occurred moments before the cop fired the fatal shot.

The shot was fired by officer Mohamed Noor. Per a statement by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) sent to the Daily News, Noor and his partner Matthew Harrity responded to Damond’s house around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday. Harrity, who was driving the squad car, said that he “was startled by a loud sound near the squad” right before Damond approached them. Harrity shared that Noor fired his weapon through the open driver’s side window and hit Damond.

It’s unclear if Noor was also startled by that noice. He has not given a statement about the incident. According to ABC News, Noor declined

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Teacher Claims That Student Tricked Her Into Sex “Like A Used Car Salesman”

A Georgia teacher who admitted to having sex with a 17-year-old student of hers said that the student was partially to blame, comparing his behavior to “a used car salesman,” The New York Post reported.

Therese Gunn, 54, a former orchestra teacher at South Gwinnett High School, pled guilty to participating in the relationship, which began March 2016 and lasted less than two months. 

During this time, Gunn made her victim’s “adolescence a living hell,” he told the court.

The pair had sex both at school and at Gunn’s home. Once, Gunn hosted a party at her house and allowed the student and two of his friends to smoke marijuana with her, police allege.

Though her student was above the Georgia age of consent, in the state it is illegal for teachers to have sex with their students while in a supervisory role, even if both parties consent.

Gunn resigned from the school in

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Why Did Minneapolis Cops Who Fatally Shot Meditation Teacher Turn Off Body Cams?

Justine Damond, an Australian teacher of meditation of spiritual healing, was fatally shot by police officers over the weekend. Now, residents and law enforcement officials are demanding answers from the cops who killed her, according to CBS News.

“I mean ask anybody here, they’re shocked,” said a student of Damond’s, Corey Birkholz, who was amongst the 200 who gathered at a vigil to commemorate their teacher. “It doesn’t seem like she’d be the kind of person to get shot in an alley.”

Questions remain about the circumstances that lead to Damond’s death, especially because the officers who shot her had their body cams turned off at the time. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says that police were called about a possible assault at around 11:30pm. A Minneapolis officer ultimately fired his weapon, killing Damond. Few other details on the situation were officially reported by law enforcement.

A man claiming to be Damond’s son

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