Teacher fired over claims third graders had oral sex

By David Edwards
Friday, March 23, 2012 10:29 EDT
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A teacher in Louisiana has been fired because two third-grade students reportedly had oral sex in her classroom.

Madison Parish Schools Superintendent Lisa Wilmore said that the dismissal took place after an investigation at Tallulah Elementary School where the teacher works, according to The News Star.

“These kids were allegedly having oral sex under a table,” Wilmore said. “They were third-graders.”

“The principal felt that she was not monitoring the classroom adequately,” she explained. “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 parish superintendent added that the firing of the third-grade teacher and the firing of a Madison Parish High School teacher for substance abuse were part of a “change the culture” for the district.

“We are working on creating a culture where children can feel safe, loved and protected, and that’s quite a challenge,” Wilmore remarked.

The Madison Parish Schools district ranks 59 out of 62 in the state, based on student achievement, drop outs and attendance data.

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(H/T: Newser)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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