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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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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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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A man from Seminole County, Florida smiled for his mugshot after being arrested for allegedly sending sexually explicit photos of a woman he met online to her boss because she didn’t want to date him anymore.
According to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, Giuseppe Garibaldi, 30, had a friends-with-benefits arrangement with the victim. The pair met in November and met up about five times.
According to a police affidavit, Garibaldi snapped photos of the victim during their sexual encounter without her permission or knowledge. He allegedly threatened to show the images to other people after he suspected her of dating other people.
In December, the victim told Garibaldi she no longer wanted to see him. The next day, she discovered that somebody had keyed her car. Naturally, she suspected her angry ex-lover, but had no proof so she didn’t report it, according to Click Orlando,
“This is someone who
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Kyle Damato-Kushel has pleaded guilty to sexual assault after abusing a student of Wooster Middle School in Stratford, Connecticut. The charges, specifically, include second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a child.
According to The Connecticut Post, Kushel worked as one of the boy’s pre-school teachers before he was a student at the middle school, when the abuse allegedly occurred.
Damato-Kushel confirmed that she was giving up her right to trial during the guilty plea.
Under the plea bargain, Damato-Kushel will face 18 months in prison when she is sentenced on March 14. She will also be forced to register as a sex offender.
“It is an agreed recommendation,” said Damato-Kushel’s lawyer, Richard Meehan Jr, of the deal.
“The state’s attorney’s office handled the case with sensitivity and professionalism and the victim feels it is a fair and sensible way to resolve the case short of trial,” said James Clarke, who represents the victim in this case,
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Hilary Dattilo, a 30-year-old teacher and volleyball coach in Butler County, Ohio, is being charged with sex crimes involving a minor after her secret relationship wtih a female student was discovered, according to WHIO.
Dattilo was arraigned on Tuesday in Butler County Common Pleas Court. The charges, specifically, include one count of sexual battery, a third-degree felony, and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a first degree misdemeanor.
Hamilton Police Sgt. Brian Robinson says the crimes occurred off of school property between November 1st and November 22nd. The contributing charge occurred between Oct. 1 and Dec. 18.
Dattilo surrended herself to police without incident. She has pleaded not guilty and was given a $5,000 bond with the ability to post 10 percent. Her attorney managed to argue for a low bond given her lack of prior criminal behavior.
“A mother of a student at Hamilton High School was concerned about
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A science teacher in Florida was arrested for sending nudes to a boy she met on Xbox One. According to Fox News, 27-year-old Robin Dunlap of Winter Haven knew that the 15-year-old was a teenager and still continued to exchange sexual conversations with him.
The two linked when Dunlap, a teacher at Haines City High School, says the boy from Texas posed as an older, 19-year-old young man, on Xbox One. The two then took their messages to the Kik app, which included text and video. It was the boy’s mother who saw his phone and informed Dunlap that the person she was talking to was 15 and underage.
Back in September, the teacher admitted that she sent the teen nudes. She turned herself in at the time. But authorities say that she continued carrying on the relationship after the fact of knowing his real age. When authorities checked Dunlap’s phone, they
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A former Christian school teacher from Oregon was allegedly caught in the act of sleeping with a teen boy by her husband. Andrea Nicole Baber, 29, was arrested on Friday after being accused of having sexual relations with a 17-year-old student for over a year, the Register-Guard reported. The abuse allegedly began when the victim was just 15.
Baber’s husband reportedly walked in on her and the student in the couple’s bed, according to The News-Review. His wife was partially unclothed. The husband also reportedly discovered that his wife had been sexting the teen after he found topless photos of her, which were sent to the underage boy from her phone. And the husband wasn’t the only one who found out something was wrong prior to the arrest.
The victim’s parents also reportedly received an email from an anonymous tipster. It asked the parents if they were aware their son
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In theory, teachers are supposed to be role models for their students. But every week, it seems like we hear about another teacher using their power to take advantage of a student.
This year, there was no shortage of teachers who crossed professional boundaries and sexually exploited minors. So, we rounded up some of the worst teacher scandals of 2017.
1. Tad Cummins
This was one of the most infamous teacher-student scandals this year. On March 13, high school student Elizabeth Thomas was allegedly kidnapped by her former 50-year-old teacher, according to NBC News. What came next was a national manhunt.
After over a month on the run, the pair were found at a remote cabin in northern California. Apparently, before the two allegedly ran off, an attorney for the Thomas family revealed on Crime Stories podcast that the 15-year-old girl’s relationship with the teacher was an open secret. They were
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Parents in Gurnee, Illinois were offended after their middle school children came home with a bizarre Hitler-themed homework assignment. The homework appears to be modeled after the children’s book, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.” But in this case, it was called “If You Give Hitler a Country.”
The homework features a drawing of a “My Little Pony” character wearing Nazi gear and even a Hitler ‘stache. The pony is saluting an image of Europe.
The assignment instructed the students to “create a comic strip for little kids that exemplifies Europe’s appeasement towards Hitler.” Part of the lesson was to do so using “fun and colorful” images.
Kelly Masterton’s son Michael is one of the students who received the assignment. According to WGN, Michael is an eighth-grade student at Woodland Middle School.
“I asked him, ‘Did you ask the teacher if you could use these images?’ And he said, ‘Yes,’” Masterton
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