Reading from the Voice Media empire: A teacher has slipped through the cracks of a school background check, raising concerns from former colleagues and alleged victims about “passing the trash” — letting suspected or convicted teachers go without notifying parents and leaving them free to teach around the country until allegations catch up with them. Westword has the story.
Browsing: Classroom Creepiness
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Sienna Johnson has pleaded guilty to two charges, one juvenile and one adult, in relation to an alleged Columbine-style plot against her high school circa December 2015. Her sentence is similar to, but slightly longer than, the one meted out against Brooke Higgins, her alleged co-conspirator. Here’s why. Westword has the story.
A Houston Independent School District teacher has been charged with felony indecency with a child, HISD announced late Monday.
David Salisbury, a kindergarten teacher at Berry Elementary School in north Houston, is accused of inappropriately touching a five-year-old girl. KHOU reported that her mother told authorities that Salisbury had touched the girl underneath her clothes several times, and in one instance touched her while she was isolated in one area of the classroom while other students watched a movie. Here’s what HISD had to say.
The University of Texas Board of Regents approved the university system’s largely restrictive campus-carry rules Wednesday, striking down only one controversial provision.
The no-chambered-rounds ban would have forced gun carriers to manually cock pistols before firing.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Bardos met the boy when he was twelve and she was his sixth-grade teacher. She subsequently became a close friend of the family, and his mom let him spend extra time with her outside school, little knowing what the two of them were doing. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The first case that came to light against Falk allegedly involved him hiding a camera with remote access capability inside a victim’s home — and after news of his arrest broke, more accusations surfaced. His guilty plea arrived just as another teacher nearby was busted for sex assault. Westword has the story.
At the end of a semester-long study-abroad program in Genoa, Italy, in December 2014, a group of architecture students from Florida International University went out for a celebratory dinner. After the meal, many students and a handful of faculty members grabbed drinks at a local bar. At 2 a.m., three of the students were ready to leave.
According to one of those students, Adam Drisin, then FIU’s senior associate dean of architecture, asked if the students could walk him back to his apartment. Inside, Drisin offered the students some Baileys liqueur, which they all drank.