‘I was seriously panicked’: Teacher ARRESTED after criticizing a superintendent’s $30k pay raise during a school …


The Louisiana teacher who was filmed this week being arrested at a school board meeting for objecting to the superintendent’s pay raise says she is upset that no one came to her defense and she is still waiting for an official apology.

Deshia Hargrave spoke exclusively to NBC’s Today Show on Thursday, describing the moment she was removed by force from a Vermilion Parish School Board meeting in Abbeville on Monday night and hauled off to the city jail, where she was processed and photographed for a mugshot.

‘I was seriously panicked,’ Hargrave recalled. ‘I have never been handcuffed in my life.’

Evoking the moment a school resource officer restrained her for allegedly showing resistance, the middle school English teacher said: ‘I just kept thinking, “This is really happening,’ he’s really doing this.’

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Louisiana middle school Deshia Hargrave sat down with Today Show on Thursday to talk about her arrest during a school board meeting

She is still upset and wants an apology

Louisiana middle school Deshia Hargrave

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Lake Highlands English Teacher Arrested, Admits to Possessing … – NBC 5 Dallas


A Lake Highlands English teacher has been arrested, accused of possession of child pornography.

Investigators with the Collin County Sheriff’s Department and Plano Police Department said they arrested Dante Schmidt, of Allen, early Tuesday morning after receiving a tip he was downloading and sharing child pornography.

Police said they searched Schmidt’s home Monday night at about 6 p.m. and that he admitted to possessing the material and pointed out the computer he used to download and share the illegal images.

That computer was seized and will be forensically examined as evidence in the case. An arrest warrant was secured at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday and Schmidt was taken into custody without incident about an hour later.

Police said they do not believe any students are victims. According to the school, Schmidt taught English and had been at the campus for three years.

In a tweet that was deleted sometime Tuesday, the Richardson ISD College and Career Readiness Department recognized Schmidt in July 2017 after he was named Rhetoric Teacher of the Year by Texas OnRamps.

According to UT, “The path to Instructor of the Year

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Lake Highlands English Teacher Arrested, Admits to Possessing Child Porn, Police Say – NBC 5 Dallas


A Lake Highlands English teacher has been arrested, accused of possession of child pornography.

Investigators with the Collin County Sheriff’s Department and Plano Police Department said they arrested Dante Schmidt, of Allen, early Tuesday morning after receiving a tip he was downloading and sharing child pornography.

Police said they searched Schmidt’s home Monday night at about 6 p.m. and that he admitted to possessing the material and pointed out the computer he used to download and share the illegal images.

That computer was seized and will be forensically examined as evidence in the case. An arrest warrant was secured at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday and Schmidt was taken into custody without incident about an hour later.

Police said they do not believe any students are victims. According to the school, Schmidt taught English and had been at the campus for three years.

In a tweet that was deleted sometime Tuesday, the Richardson ISD College and Career Readiness Department recognized Schmidt in July 2017 after he was named Rhetoric Teacher of the Year by Texas OnRamps.

According to UT, “The path to Instructor of the Year

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Miami Arts Charter School teacher accused of having sexual relationship with student


MIAMI – A language arts teacher at Miami Arts Charter School was arrested Monday on accusations that she has been in a “consensual” sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student for the past two years, authorities said.

According to an arrest report, the victim told detectives that he had sex with Valeria Costadoni, 30, about four times at her home.

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Robertsdale Teacher Accused of Sex, Sodomy with High School Student


ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (WKRG) — A substitute teacher at Robertsdale High School has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a student.

Jeremy Michael Sparks, 23, of Daphne, Alabama faces multiple charges, including sodomy, for the alleged relationship with a 15-year-old female student.  The student is not being identified.

Robertsdale Police say they were contacted on Wednesday by a concerned citizen regarding a possible inappropriate relationship between a teacher and student at Robertsdale High School  Investigators found that the sexual offenses are alleged to have occurred off school grounds in different areas of Baldwin County over the last three months. Sparks’ was formally arrested on Thursday.

We have zero tolerance for anyone who preys on children – an individual found guilty of such a heinous crime should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. We are entrusted with the lives of young people every day and our employees accept that honor and privilege very seriously. When that trust is violated, it is, in fact, a despicable crime that deserves swift and harsh consequences under the law. Substitutes and volunteer coaches are all background checked but unfortunately that’s not a predictor of future activity. My appreciation to Robertsdale Police and our judicial system

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Wisconsin high school teacher, 28, charged for alleged trysts with teen boy student


Samantha Fitzpatrick, shown on the left in a mug shot and on the right in a school yearbook photo, was arrested Tuesday for an alleged sexual relationship with an underage student, according to a police report.

 (Fond Du Lac County Sheriff department / Ripon Area School District)

A former teacher in Wisconsin was charged Tuesday following an alleged ongoing sexual relationship with an underage student, according to a report from the Ripon Police Department.

Fitzpatrick was charged

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Yukon teacher arrested after text messages reveal sex acts with student


YUKON, Okla. – A metro high school teacher was taken into custody Wednesday night on rape charges.

Hunter Day, 22,  was placed late Wednesday in the Canadian County Jail on multiple charges, including second-degree rape.

Hunter Day, Canadian County Jail

“Yukon Public Schools were informed late Wednesday afternoon, November 15, that an employee of the district was arrested for engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a high school student,” said Yukon Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth.

Day, a science teacher at Yukon High School, was hired to teach for the first time with no experience through an emergency teaching certificate.

Now, she may never be able to teach again.

“This behavior was representative of a very poor decision by a person entrusted with teaching our students,” Simeroth said.

That inappropriate behavior was allegedly with at least one male student from Day’s science class.

Canadian County Sheriff Chris West said the student’s parents became suspicious after his behavior changed so they went through his phone.

“On the phone are text messages between the school teacher and the underage male,” West said.

West said investigators discovered nude photos and explicit text messages on the teen’s phone.

“It led us to believe

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Science Teacher Arrested for Having Sex With High School Student


22-year-old Oklahoma teacher Hunter Day has been accused and arrested for having sex with one of her students. Day allegedly had a relationship with a boy at Yukon High School, and she now faces a string of charges, including second-degree rape, facilitating sexual contact with a minor and possession of child pornography.

As News9 reports, police officers were alerted about the relationship by the unnamed boy’s parents. The evidence they gathered included explicit text messages and nudes found on his phone. The day that investigators had chosen to arrest Day, the two had already arranged a meeting at her home and the officers found her as she was waiting for him to arrive. They sent Day a message from his phone, so she kept her door unlocked. Police found Day sitting on the floor of her living room, with the lights turned off and candles lit, wearing a Christmas cat T-shirt and workout shorts.

At this point, after being interrogated by police, she admitted to sending “bra and panty” pictures to the boy in question. She also confessed to having received photos of the boy’s penis.

Day, who was married, taught science at the high school.

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