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‘Hero’ Indiana Teacher Says Confronting School Shooter Was ‘the Only Acceptable Action’

An Indiana science teacher being hailed as a hero for tackling a school shooter last week spoke out on Monday and said he took “the only acceptable actions” on that day.

Jason Seaman, 29, was shot three times on Friday when he tackled a student who opened fire in his classroom at Noblesville West Middle School, Seaman’s brother told the Indianapolis Star. One student was also shot. The gunman, who police identified only as a male student, was taken into custody without injury.

“As a person who isn’t looking for attention, nor entirely comfortable with the situation I’m currently in, I want to make it clear that my actions on that day, in my mind, were the only acceptable actions I could’ve done, given the circumstances,” Seaman said at a brief press conference Monday. “I deeply care for my students and their wellbeing, so that is why I did what I did that day.”

The student who was shot, 13-year-old Ella Whistler, was in critical but stable condition, her family said in a statement.

“I can’t say enough how proud of Ella I am and how we all should be,” Seaman said Monday. “Her courage and strength at such a young age is nothing short of remarkable, and we should all continue to keep her in our minds as she continues to recover.”

Seaman also thanked Noblesville High School senior Jackson Ramsey, who started a GoFundMe page to raise money for Seaman’s medical bills.

“I’m still processing much of what has happened,” Seaman said, before referencing the middle school’s “Miller Shift” academic philosophy. “But I can say with absolute certainty that I am proud to be a Miller.”


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Florida Teacher Somehow Keeps Job After Saying THIS In Front Of Students!

A Florida middle school teacher will face a 10-day suspension after an investigation found he used racial slurs in front of students.

David Swinyar has also been accused by students of belittling them, yelling at them, and confronting them in a “physically aggressive manner,” according to the investigation conducted by the Duval County School District.

Related: Teacher Secretly Hosted A White Supremacist Podcast!

However, the 48-year-old math teacher at Kernan Middle School will keep his job, despite saying the n-word multiple times to students.

While teaching his math class in October of last year, Swinyar had a conversation with students about the word “fuck” after overhearing it in his classroom. According to the report, he said:

“If my daughter was dating someone who used the ‘f’ word, I wouldn’t have any respect for that n****r.”

As the conversation evolved into a dialogue about dating, Swinyar reportedly used the slur again, saying:

“If your boyfriend says bad things to you and/or treats you wrong, that means that he’s acting like a n****r. You all should not be dating all these different African Americans [sic] boys because they are not worth it.”

Most of the two dozen students in his class agreed they clearly heard the teacher say the word, with one of the shocked students admitting he wanted to “go on a rampage” after hearing the slur.

Video: Florida Shooting Survivors Talk Ending Gun Violence On Real Time!

When the black students called out Swinyar’s behavior, he allegedly said:

“I never said that, but if I did, I am sorry.”

Swinyar tried to defend himself by saying he attends a black church, but then broke out in laughter and started mocking black preachers, according to students.

One student told investigators that Swinyar “loves to talk about politics and Donald Trump,” while another said he regularly called the students “idiots.”

A female student claimed the middle school teacher “makes female students uncomfortable by staring at their breasts and other parts.”

Related: High Schoolers Unleash On Trump’s Insane Plan To Arm Teachers

After a student in his class went to the school’s office to call his mother and tell her about the racial slur incident in October, Swinyar allegedly “yelled at the student and called the student a liar,” the school’s office assistant told investigators, adding:

“He also snatched the phone away from the student.”

The school board agreed to the teacher’s 10-day suspension on Tuesday night, with the customary verbal and written reprimands “skipped” due to the “severity’ of the incident.

How many strikes does a racist clown like this get before the district kicks him out?

[Image via Florida DMV.]

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Teacher, 44, Caught “Romping” in Car With 13-Year-Old Student

A teacher named Rachel Gonzalez was arrested after a boy’s father caught her and his son “romping” in her car.

While other teachers have been arrested for sexually preying upon their students, this story is particularly unsettling.

Because the teacher was 44 and the son … was 13.

Rachel Gonzalez Mug Shot

The only silver lining to this disgusting story is that Rachel Gonzalez was caught and arrested.

An underage student’s father notified Bay City, Texas police of an inappropriate relationship between his 13-year-old son and a 44-year-old teacher.

We hope that we don’t have to explain why the boy’s name has been withheld.

The teacher’s name is Rachel Gonzalez.

Apparently, what first clued in the father was discovering conversations on the teen’s phone about their inappropriate sexual relationship.

We can’t imagine how horrifying it must be to discover that your very young son is being preyed upon by a much, much older sexual predator.

It must be even more chilling to find that the woman in question has been entrusted with the care and well being of hundreds of children.

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It appears that Rachel Gonzalez may not be the boy’s teacher.

The school district reported that it had received “a report of an alleged inappropriate relationship between a student at one campus and a BCISD teacher from another campus.”

Given that there are reports of Rachel Gonzalez having been (at least at one time) a fourth grade teacher, that makes sense.

(Fourth graders, folks, are typically 9 or 10, not 13)

“The District immediately involved the Bay City ISD Chief of Police in order to evaluate the report, and quickly turned the matter over to the Bay City Police Department for a full investigation.”

According to Bay City police documents:

“During the investigation Detectives got a search warrant to seize and access the phone belonging to the victim. At that time, they were able to locate evidence indicating there was an improper relationship and Detectives requested warrants for the arrest of Gonzalez.”

They served those warrants on December 22nd. Rachel Gonzalez was then super arrested.

“She was transported to the Matagorda County Jail where she was booked in on charges of On-Line Solicitation of a Minor and Improper Relationship Between Educator and Student.”

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And, in case you’re worried about this woman seeing the inside of a classroom instead of a jail cell, the school district also added:

“The teacher in question resigned from BCISD prior to the District learning of the allegations.”

The school district’s Board of Trustees President released an additional statement:

“While I cannot provide additional information at this time that could possibly compromise the legal process underway or the safety and well-being of BCISD students.”

The Board President then added:

“I want to assure our parents and community that student welfare is our top priority. We are committed to providing a safe school environment for BCISD students and staff.”

We should note that there are a few things that are unusual about this case:

-The scope of the age difference.

-That she appears to have been a teacher from another school altogether.

-The extent of the victim’s youth, because 13 is (usually) barely pubescent. We may be talking about a 7th grader, here.

It’s horrifying. We wish that we knew what sort of screening process schools should implement to prevent the hiring of sexual predators.

All that we can really suggest is that, for prospective teachers who think that they might be attracted to future students: perhaps, like diabetics who dream of becoming bakers, they should pick another profession before they ruin some student’s life.

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Teacher Accused of Sex With Minor, Lewd Snapchats

So much of our recent focus has been on famous men (and a few famous women)  who use their power, wealth, and influence to act as sexual predators and get away with it.

But the vast majority of sexual predators work normal jobs. And yes, some of them are women. And some of their victims are minors.

Like this 28-year-old teacher who’s been arrested after allegedly having sex with an underage student and sending him lewd Snapchats. Gross.

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A woman named Alyssia Reddy has been fired from her job teaching at a girls’ school in Maryland based upon allegations that she had sex with a student at a previous job.

Earlier this year, Reddy was employed as an English teacher at Pennington School, a private Methodist-based college-preparatory institution that is located in New Jersey.

(A lot of us are more used to hearing about these kinds of things happening at public schools. Keep in mind that there are fewer public schools, and that private institutions have a much easier time quietly covering up the story)

It is alleged that, during the spring of this year, she engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old boy that resulted in the two of them having sex outdoors.

Alyssia Reddy Yearbook

According to the allegations, Reddy first gave this student her phone number.

On its own, that’s not so outlandish — some students need contact information to get in touch with their teachers. Though email is more common and considered more appropriate, sometimes it’s a phone number.

(I once had a teacher call my house right before report cards to let me know that if I did a short online extra credit assignment, I was already close enough that it would boost me up to an A)

In this case, though, Reddy’s interest was apparently anything but professional.

She’s said to have given him her number in December of 2016. 

According to investigators, this eventually led to Reddy adding the student on Snapchat and beginning to send him inappropriate messages, expressing a sexual interest in him.

According to the affidavit, one message read: “I want your hands on me.”

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Some time during the spring, it’s alleged that Reddy showed up “unexpectedly” while the minor student was at a friend’s house, drove him to a Pennsylvania nature preserve, where she climbed on top of him, pulled down her pants, and proceeded to have sex with him.

It is not clear whether she actively took him across state lines at any point (for obvious reasons, the student and the student’s friend and their home addresses have not been disclosed).

If so, we imagine that the FBI could be involved.

It appears that the minor student is cooperating with investigators in his own statutory rape.

While it doesn’t ultimately matter, because it’s always the adult’s responsibility to turn down a minor’s advances, it also appears — based upon these reports — that the teacher imitated things at every step of the way.

Alyssia Reddy has been arrested by the Solebury Township Police Department in Pennsylvania and fired by the Maryland school that was employing her.

Many statutory rape cases end in plea bargains, simply because few are eager to force a minor to recount their own sex abuse in court.

That said, we don’t know how this one will turn out, but we don’t expect to see Alyssia Reddy back in the classroom. Ever again.

Can people please stop being creeps?

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Texas Teacher Arrested for Picking Up Student at Chick-fil-A, Banging Him in Parking Lot

A Texas history teacher was arrested this week and charged with sexual assault with an ex-student after meeting up with him at a local Chick-fil-A restaurant.

People Magazine was the first outlet to report the incident.

According to court records, Michelle Schiffer has been charged with engaging in an improper relationship with a student who is now 16 years old.

He was 15 at the time of the sexual encounter.

Schiffer is 23.

The teacher told authorities that she met the unnamed student at the aforementioned fast food restaurant before they went to a friend’s home to have sex.

The student, meanwhile, told authorities that Schiffer picked him up once at a park in her car – and then the inappropriate twosome drove around the neighborhood before having sex in a parking lot.

This second allegation was reported by local TV station CW39.

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The same network adds that Schiffer and the student had sex on multiple occasions.

Schiffer teaches world history at Cypress Springs High School in Cypress, Texas.

She was ordered to appear in court on Wednesday to face her charges, while a judge has set bond at $ 30,000.

Official records indicate that Schiffer posted the amount later that day and is now a free woman.

Having admitted that she also smoked marijuana with this student in the car, it’s also safe to classify her as a messed up woman.

The Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District has said in a statement that the 23-year old was immediately removed from campus and placed on administrative leave once they learned of the charges.

We’d have to imagine she’ll soon be fired.

“We will continue to protect our students and not tolerate relationships of an inappropriate nature,” the statement reads.

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No word on the scandal from Chick-fil-A, although there’s no real reason for the chain to speak out.

It continues to provide consumers with delicious chicken sandwiches, while not being a big fan of gay people.

Here’s a look, meanwhile, at other teachers who have had sex with students.

For hilarious shame on them…

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Teacher Rips Off An 8-Year-Old Student’s Hijab

We can’t believe such people are near our children!

Earlier this month, Oghenetega Edah — a substitute teacher at The Bennington School in New York — was fired after he ripped off an 8-year-old student’s hijab.

The girl was reportedly “misbehaving” by sitting in the 31-year-old’s chair without permission. After she refused to move, the educator said, “I’m taking it off” as he removed her religious scarf.

Related: Basketball Will Finally Allow Players To Wear Hijabs During Games!

Although police said the incident caused injury to the young girl’s right eye, doctors at Jacobi Hospital said she was not harmed.

Edah — who joined the school in January 2017 — was fired on May 3.

According to Department of Education spokesman Michael Aciman:

“This alleged behaviour is completely unacceptable… This individual was removed from the school immediately and his employment has been terminated.”

The Department of Investigation is examining the alleged assault as well.

[Image via WENN.]

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Kidnapped Teen’s Family Members Speak Out After Teacher Tad Cummins Claims Their Daughter ‘Wanted To Run Away’

The manhunt is over. Kidnapped teen Elizabeth Thomas is home safe, and her teacher Tad Cummins is in police custody.

But in the aftermath of the nationwide search, there are still a lot of unanswered questions.

Related: Investigators Find ‘Romantic’ Emails Between Teacher & Kidnapped Student

In case you missed it, Cummins’ sister, Daphne Quinn, was on The Today Show Monday to talk about what her troubled brother and his family were going through. And she said:

“I asked him, ‘Why would you do this?’ And the answer she gave was she wanted to run away, and she wanted to leave. And he didn’t want her to go alone. So he went with her so that he could know she was safe.”

You can see that whole interview (below):

Shortly after that aired, Elizabeth’s father, Anthony Thomas, and older sister, Kat Bozeman, spoke to Ashleigh Banfield on Primetime Justice.

In response to Cummins’ claim that he was just going with her to keep her safe, Anthony said:

“If that’s what he calls guidance, he’s a very poor excuse for a teacher, an authority figure, a father, and in fact he’s a poor excuse for a human being.”

See the fair response from an obviously angry family (below):

Elizabeth’s family also gave an update on her health, saying:

“She didn’t look like herself at all. She looked like she was very worn out, very thin. And very jittery.”

They also spoke about the upcoming trial and what they would learn from it was hitting them:

Finally, the fam spoke about what she had revealed about what happened:

This poor family seems to have as many questions as we do.

One thing is clear. This case is far from over.

[Image via Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office.]

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This Teacher Gave His Students A Fake Spelling Test As An April Fools’ Joke & It’s AMAZING

This is hilarious — even if it isn’t April yet!

Teacher Of The Year Joey Dombrowski got a head start on April Fools this week as he pranked his elementary school students with a fake spelling test!

Related: Late Night Hosts Have A Field Day Mocking Donald Trump

The Michigan educator put on his best poker face as he threw out a series of ridiculous words for the kids to spell — and the students’ animated reaction was PRICELESS!

Watch the epic classroom prank (below)!

Gave a fake spelling test to the kids today as an early April fools joke…
Posted by Joey Dee on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

This is great! School should be FUN!!

[Image via Facebook.]

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Students Surprise Teacher with Perfect Xmas Gift

The days of getting one's favorite teacher a red ad shiny apple are apparently long gone.

At least for one group of students in California.

In the following video, we see a classroom in Edgewood High School in West Covina ad a teacher sitting in front of his desk.

The teacher's name is Taylor Kerby and his students have pooled money together to present him with something very special.

As the story goes, when school started a couple months ago, Kerby saw one of his students wearing some red Vans and noted that he wanted a pair too.

They weren't something he would dare buy for himself, however.

A few days prior to the holidays, however, his students thought it would be the ideal time to surprise him with his very own bright red pair of sneakers.

And because cell phones were permitted in the classroom, we got to see Taylor's reaction to this gift.

His EPIC reaction, we should say.

Click PLAY below to see why this video has been shared over 50,000 times on social media. We can't get enough of it.

Students surprise favorite teacher with perfect christmas gift
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