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A Florida teacher was arrested and charged with simple battery, a misdemeanor, for carrying an unruly 14-year-old boy out of his classroom.
Jeffrey Paffumi, 47, said the boy disrupted the classroom by playing music on his laptop computer. When Paffumi turned the music down, the student "slapped his hand away and turned the music back on," according to a police report.
Paffumi said the boy called him a "cracker".
"Show me how tough you are. Wanna Call me a 'cracker,'" he told the boy.
Paffumi lifted the boy out of his chair and carried him to the classroom doorway, then pushed him out into the hallway. Paffumi told police he removed the student from the classroom because the boy was "being disobedient."
The incident occurred during first period at Buddy Middle School in Palm Coast, Florida on Tuesday.
Later that night, the student told his parents about the incident. An unidentified student sent them cell phone video of the incident.
Even though the boy's father said his son was wrong for slapping the teacher's hand, the parents filed a police report with the Flagler County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday.
The teen said the teacher did not restrict his airway and the boy was not harmed in any way.
"As a teacher you have to control your temper even when students test you," said Sheriff Rick Staly. "This is an unfortunate incident involving a teacher and student... Corporal punishment like the old days is not allowed today."
Flagler Schools Superintendent James Tager said in a news release: "We immediately removed Mr. Paffumi from the classroom following the incident... I have stressed to my executive team the importance of handling this investigation with the utmost seriousness it deserves."
He added that an internal "investigation will encompass the incident in its entirety and not just what is captured on a camera."
A Maryland teacher was arrested and booked into the county jail after she was caught on video fighting a student in her classroom. Vivian Noirie, 36, was charged with child abuse and assaulting the student at Largo High School.
The fight occurred at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, when the student confronted Noirie after she contacted her parents the day before.
Cell phone video shows Noirie repeatedly punching and kicking the student, who fights back. The teacher is wearing a grey top.
To their credit, the other students separated the combatants before two teachers stepped in to stop the altercation.
Police say they are also pursuing assault charges against the 17-year-old female student after reviewing the viral video.
According to Fox5 DC, the school's website says Noirie teaches Spanish at the school.
A 63-year-old North Carolina teacher accused of a sex act with a 17-year-old student killed her husband before shooting herself in a murder-suicide.
Emma Ogle was arrested on Halloween and charged with taking indecent liberties with a student and a crime against nature. Her story went viral on social media, and she was subjected to cruel insults and harassment.
Ogle was a career and technical education (CTE) Health Occupations teacher at Garinger High School in Charlotte when she was arrested.
In addition to being a teacher, Ogle was also a registered nurse.
At 8 a.m. on Wednesday a relative called 911 to report that Ogle had a gun and barricaded herself into her home with her husband.
Police found their bodies inside her home on Hambright Road in Huntersville just after 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Both were dead of single gunshot wounds.
Police say Ogle fatally shot her husband, 59-year-old Michael Ogle, before turning the gun on herself in a murder-suicide.
Michael Ogle's final Facebook post, dated November 4, was a suicide prevention awareness message, according to Dailymail.com.
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A second grade teacher was arrested after she jumped in the middle of a fist fight and punched out a student at a DeKalb County high school.
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