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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A criminal justice teacher and part-time sheriff’s deputy from Waycross, Georgia is accused of not only having sex with a 16-year-old boy, but also of knowingly exposing that teenager to HIV.
After his arrest in late November, 42-year-old Tracy Wayne Crosby was suspended from his teaching job. He was also fired from his part-time gig at the Pierce County Sheriff’s department, where he worked as an investigator.
Jail records indicate that Crosby is being charged with reckless conduct for allegedly knowingly exposing someone to HIV, which is a felony. In addition, he is being slammed with a misdemeanor charge of sodomy.
It is unclear if he currently has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf.
The victim’s mother actually caught her son and Crosby in the act. According to News4Jax, suspicious after her son didn’t explain where he was going, she tailed him and followed him to a park. It was
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A high school English teacher from Indiana has been arrested after a student recorded a video of her snorting a powder believed to be a mix of cocaine and heroin in an empty classroom.
Samantha Cox, 24, was allegedly caught snorting a substance on a cellphone camera by a Lake Central High School student, CBS Chicago reports. Student John Rogers said he began taking a video after witnessing the shocking act.
“She tried to hide herself,” Rogers told CBS Chicago. “She wasn’t at her desk where we could see her. She was all the way in the corner where she thought we can’t see her.”
Rogers and another student told police what they saw. Soon after, a drug-sniffing dog was in the school and Cox was in handcuffs. She was arrested on Wednesday for drug possession and drug paraphernalia charges.
In a statement, St. John Chief James Kveton said the students showed
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A 23-year-old high school substitute teacher from Kettering, Ohio is accused of having sex with two male teenage students. Madeline Marx was indicted on two counts of sexual battery, WHIO reported on Friday.
The teacher was arrested earlier this month after police physically removed her from Fairmont High School in Kettering, where she subbed for two years, Fox 45 reported. Marx pleaded not guilty. She has been released on bond and ordered not to have any contact with the students.
According to court documents obtained by Dayton Daily News, Marx allegedly had oral sex with one of the students, a 17-year-old, in July. She is accused of having sexual intercourse with a 16-year-old student in September. Marx is also accused of sending nude photos to one of the boys through Snapchat and Instagram, which police say she has admitted to. Neither of the alleged sexual encounters occurred on
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An Alabama woman raised over a quarter of a million dollars while pretending to have terminal cancer for three years. From from 2014 to 2017, Jennifer Flynn Cataldo, 37, collected a total of $264,163 from donors through GoFundMe accounts and by asking for money on social media pages. In August, the former special education teacher pleaded guilty to wire fraud and bank fraud, according to People. Last Wednesday, she was sentenced to serve 25 months in prison in addition to paying restitution to her victims.
Cataldo spoke at her sentencing last week.
“I am overcome with sorrow,” she said, according to AL.com. “They trusted me, they loved me. I was deceitful and I lied. I’m sorry. I don’t know a better word than sorry. […]I want to be a better person for my son, for my parents,” she said Wednesday.
In court, Cataldo’s lawyer Adam Danneman said she developed a painkiller
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An Ohio substitute teacher allegedly confessed to detectives that she had sexual encounters with two students and sent nude pictures to one through Snapchat and Instagram, The Washington Post reported.
Madeline Marx, 23, was charged with two counts of sexual battery after she admitted to having sex with one student and performing oral sex on another, police said. Both students were minors in the 11th grade.
“Teachers are entrusted with the responsibility of educating children who are becoming young adults,” Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. said to the Dayton Daily News. “This defendant took advantage of her position and developed a sexual relationship with minor students.”
Kettering City School District began investigating Marx after receiving a tip from one or several of their students, the Post reported. Police came to the school on Wednesday, and Marx was arrested by Thursday.
Marx began working as a substitute teacher at the high school
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A Michigan mother brought a lawsuit against her daughter’s school after a teacher allegedly taped her disabled daughter’s mouth shut and locked her in a bathroom, The Washington Post reported.
But the school district said that Smith did not report any complaints to the school until a year after the alleged abuse occurred.
Doreen Smith alleges in the lawsuit that in March 2016, she received a text message from her daughter’s teacher with a photo showing the girl, who has cerebral palsy, with four pieces of tape covering her mouth.
“Help. She won’t be quiet!!!!” the teacher wrote in the text messages.
Several months later, Smith claims that her daughter, Rosa Smith, was locked in a school bathroom for several hours to punish the girl for “gargling her spit.”
And in February, the lawsuit claims, a school bus driver saw an employee slap Rosa the face more than once.
Smith alleged that her daughter
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Police confirmed on Wednesday that they found the body of a missing Michigan teacher after her husband confessed to murdering her in his suicide note, NBC News reported.
Theresa Lockhart, a 44-year-old high school Spanish teacher, was found in a shallow grave 50 miles from her home after her husband, Christopher Lockhart, allegedly committed suicide and directed investigators to the location of his wife’s body in his suicide note.
In the note, Christopher, 47, reportedly confessed to killing his wife, who went missing in May, after they had an argument and he “just snapped.” The note also contained a hand-drawn map of where to find her body.
“While I’m not going to go into the details of the note, Chris did state that on the night of May 18, that he killed Theresa and that the next day he disposed of her body in the Allegan Game Area,” said Nick Armold, the
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A married California teacher is being investigated after allegedly being seen in a Snapchat video with two shirtless minors.
Thirty-two-year-old Samantha Lee Ciotta was reportedly partying with minors while dressed in “a shirt and panties” and drinking alcohol, per NY Daily News. The teacher is already accused of having sex with an underage student and could face added felony charges.
On September 20, Ciotta was arrested and charged with unlawful sex and oral copulation with a minor. She was then released from police custody after posting $150,000 bail.
As Patch reports, a student at Beaumont High School—Ciotta is an English teacher there—shared the incident on Snapchat. When asked if that was “Mrs. Ciotta” in the clip by another, the student apparently said, “Yes … Bro, I’m gettin’ in deep … been f—— (Ciotta) and getting threesomes for the past couple weeks (at her house).”
Apparently, the other student involved admitted that there was additional
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Police believe they may have found the remains of a kindergarten teacher who was last seen bailing a man out of jail.
Cathryn Gorospe taught at Arrowhead Elementary School in Glendale, Arizona.
Police are not releasing information about where the body was found until an investigation of that area is complete, according to the Arizona Daily Sun. Police believe the body is Gorospe, but they are waiting for official identification to be sure.
Authorities confirmed that Gorospe and Mazahn had a romantic relationship, CBS 5 reports.
Gorospe’ roommate reported her missing after she left town to bail Charlie Malzahn out of jail on Friday, October 6, according to Fox 10. Malzahn, 27, had been in jail since August for theft and weapons-related charges.
It was later discovered that Malzahn attempted to purchase items at a mall with Gorospe’s credit and debit cards, TIME reports. He was spotted driving the teacher’s SUV and
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