Teacher Fired After Claims That Two Third Graders Had Oral Sex

 
March 23, 2012 9:23 AM

Third-grade classroomA Louisiana third-grade teacher was fired after claims that she was in her classroom while two third graders allegedly engaged in oral sex last week under a table at the Tallulah Elementary School in Tallulah, Louisiana, reports The News-Star.

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According to Madison Parish School SuperintendentLisa Wilmore, she concurred with the school principal’s recommendation that the teacher be fired after he delved into the allegations.  Wilmore says that the children who are at the center of the incident received counseling.  As for the unidentified teacher who was let go, school officials were in agreement that she was not keeping a close watch over her students.

The principal felt that she was not monitoring the classroom adequately,” Wilmore told The News-Star. “The principal made a decision, and I supported the principal. We have to make sure we have people in these classrooms who are monitoring our students.”

The Tallulah Elementary School’s population is mostly African American, 83.5 percent, and it enrolls children from grades preschool to fifth.  The overall school rating for Tallulah depicts that it has achieved poor performance scores, ranking 59 out of 62 districts on indicators such as test scores, student achievement, drop out rates and attendance.  Wilmore says that the district has now targeted the school and plans are underway to improve its overall educational ranking.

We have some really great faculty and really great parents,” Wilmore said. “We are doing the best we can to work to create an environment where children can excel.”

The teacher who was fired was not the only one who got the axe for not being a diligent educator.  As part of the district’s effort to improve the culture of the school, yet another unidentified teacher was placed on paid leave this week as a result of substance abuse accusations while on the job.  The second educator teaches at the high school level and is also being investigated by the school’s principal and district board members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 25, 2012 11:02 AM

did the teacher have a paraprofessional in the room with her to assist?  

 
 
 
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March 26, 2012 10:01 AM

  This is getting sicker and sicker and sicker.  And in Calif, every where you turn it seems, there's sexual predator hiding behind the title of teacher in many of our elementary schools.  There   needs to be coalition of "good" teachers to demonstrate in front of the school district offices.  But unfortunately if teachers do that, many feel it will jeopardize their jobs and they will be fired-leaving a wide open  door for more predators to jump it and take advantage.  So as a good teacher you're "f'd" if you try to do something about this sick trend and the kids are sitting ducks if you don't.  What a quandary to be in. 

 
 
 
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