Mary Katherine Pursley, who earlier this week was arrested for lowering an autistic student head-first into a trash can, has been accused of a long history of both verbal and physical abuse. She’s on paid administrative leave for the time being, but it’s possible that the County will bring criminal charges against her–and there’s certainly no shortage of parents willing to do the same.
Oklahoma teacher Daresa Poe, a former Waynoka Public Schools Teacher of the Year, took teaching sex education to a wholly inappropriate new level after confessing to having sex with a student multiple times, including several encounters in the teachers’ lounge.
Read all about the curious case of life imitating art, and ask yourself whether meth is actually more or less sexy than date rape drugs.
Amanda Jo Hammon used her three-year-old’s backpack as a mule for stolen electronics she then planned to sell for drug money. The child is unharmed. Florida’s reputation, though, takes another hit.
VIDEO Teacher Irene Stokes denies fondling allegation, explains she doesn’t like to touch black children
Humble, Texas first grade teacher Irene Stokes is currently denying allegations that she fondled one of her students, and you won’t believe her main argument in her own defense! According to Humble Police Department Detective J. Blanchard, Stokes said she “doesn’t like to even touch the black children on their hand, she shies away when they try to hug her.” In other words, “she admitted to being prejudice,” Blanchard says.
It’s time for another Tuesday edition of the week’s best of the worst from America’s educational system as we present to you Teachers Breaking Bad. This one includes a NYC teacher who had an alleged 2-year sexual relationship with a middle school student at her school and another elementary school teacher arrested for drug trafficking while driving a man who had in his criminal history, “possession of weapon of mass destruction.”