Cali Teacher Keeps Job After Threatening to Stab and Shoot Students ;
back to school time is fun for me as a Mom- I get to go shopping, which I love, for new school clothes for the kids, and even the supplies are fun to get and organize. I look forward to sleeping in that first day, and know my kids are in the safe hands of educators that love kids and their jobs – until I read stories like these, that make me question just who the school district is hiring!
Krisa Hodges, a teacher at Newark Memorial High School, not only exhibited disdain and hatred towards her students in her Twitter feed, which was brought to the attention of the school principal by a colleague, she also threatened to inflict physical harm upon them. Mercury News captured some of this teacher’ tweets prior to her account being deleted.
In one other tweet that Mrs. Hodges sent out that did not get screen captured, she said why she desperately needed Starbucks while referring to her students as a**holes. She tweeted, ““I am getting Starbucks for sure before school tomorrow. That way I’ll be refreshed AND have something to dump on the little a-holes.”
After an investigation, Hodges received a written reprimand, a disciplinary action that angered some parents who viewed it as not severe enough.
But, district interim superintendent Tim Erwin defended the written reprimand stating that they followed district polices and procedures.
Look, I am probably a teacher’s best friend when it comes to my kids- I know they are FAR from angels. I do not ALWAYS take my kids’ side if there is an issue between students, or even between a staff person and my student(s). However, I completely disagree with this school districts policy. How is this lady NOT fired after her crazy rants? This teachers union must have some crazy good legal counsel. This school district needs to get a pair and defend their students from sociopaths like this woman who somehow got a teaching degree.
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