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May 21, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
A substitute teacher at Huntington Drive Elementary School in Montecito Heights is under investigation for allegedly using masking tape to shut the mouths of eight first-grade students who were talking in her class. The incident, which allegedly occurred last Thursday, was reported to Los Angeles police by one of the children's parents. A detective was scheduled to interview the students and their parents this week.
October 2, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
A 35-year-old substitute teacher already charged with more than a dozen counts of having sex with his students was arrested Monday on four new charges. Todd J. Haluch of Huntington Beach had been free after posting $250,000 bond on the original charges, but a Superior Court judge increased his bail by $250,000 and returned him to jail. He was ordered to return to court Oct. 16 to enter a plea.
May 14, 1999
A substitute teacher accused of stripping in front of his fourth-grade students was arrested Thursday and booked on suspicion of a lewd act against a child, police said. Police arrested Wendell Smith, 46, at his home in Highland Park about 3 p.m. without incident, according to LAPD Cmdr. David Kalish. Detectives interviewed the 24 students in Smith's class at El Sereno Elementary School after they reported to school officials Wednesday that the teacher had removed his clothing in front of them.
September 4, 2008 | Tony Barboza
A substitute teacher and youth soccer coach was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possessing child pornography, authorities said. Federal agents and local law enforcement officials arrested George Harcourt Bull, 58, at his Lake Forest condo about 2 p.m. after finding numerous photos of prepubescent boys on his computer, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said. An Arizona father in June tipped authorities that his 13-year-old son had been exchanging sexually explicit instant messages and text messages and having Web-cam sessions with someone who used the screen name "joeycal," which was traced to Bull.
July 6, 2005 | Stephanie Ramos, Times Staff Writer
A Chino Hills junior high school teacher was arrested Monday on suspicion of committing lewd acts with a 13 year-old female student, authorities said. Adrian Kist, 22, a substitute teacher for the Chino Valley Unified School District, most recently worked as the band instructor for Townsend Junior High School, where the alleged victim attended classes. Officials said Kist first met the girl at the school.
October 5, 2012 | Anh Do
The poet was a familiar figure, striding through Little Saigon, sipping tea, sharing wisdom, his head covered with his trademark fedora. He liked to read through the night, not too tired to dissect a bit of homeland politics. He lived simply, renting rooms in other people's homes, wearing the same suits for appearances, offering thanks for gifts of fruit and books. Early Tuesday, he died just as quietly in a Santa Ana hospital after suffering chest pain. Nguyen Chi Thien, 73, the acclaimed author of "Flowers From Hell," was revered for his modesty and creativity, thriving through 27 years of imprisonment, much of it in isolation.
March 23, 2012 | By Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Swinging wildly between screed and lament, "Detachment" doesn't take much to tap into the raw emotions many people feel about the state of public education in the United States. Adrien Brody brings his offbeat brand of weary, roguish intensity to the role of substitute teacher Henry Barthes, a damaged empath whose commitment to a dispirited student body is admirable, while his bond to an underage prostitute (Sami Gayle) he tries to save carries worrisome shades of "Taxi Driver. " Former teacher Carl Lund's lost-souls screenplay has all the hallmarks of something issue-smart yet dramatically amateurish, which in the hands of filmmaker Tony Kaye ("American History X")
May 17, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Rising tension, scattered violence and no reports of progress in negotiations marked the third day of a teachers' strike that has crippled the educational process in the Los Angeles Unified School District. At Hollenbeck Junior High School, extra police were assigned today after three "Molotov cocktail" firebombs were thrown at the school overnight. There were no reports of injury. Elsewhere, Banning High School teacher and football coach Rocky Garibay was charged with assault on a school employee this morning after he allegedly struck and spit at a substitute teacher last night.
February 18, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Cypress man who worked as a substitute teacher at Corvallis Middle School in Norwalk has been charged with sexually molesting a 13-year-old student. Ricardo Arvizu, 32, faces three counts of committing a lewd act upon a child under 14, authorities said Thursday. Arvizu was arrested Tuesday after Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies found the girl, who had been reported missing by her parents, at his home.
October 26, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A substitute teacher faces up to 10 years and four months in prison after pleading no contest to five felony counts of furnishing marijuana to minors. Christopher Bochin, 22, has sent a letter of apology to Fresno High School, where he was arrested in March after police said he was smoking marijuana with students. Bochin entered his plea Monday in Fresno County Superior Court. His sentencing was scheduled for Dec. 9.
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