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May 22, 1993 | Associated Press
A substitute teacher who silenced three talkative second-graders by taping their mouths shut quit after outraged parents called for her dismissal. Officials said the teacher asked that her name be removed from the Central Dauphin School District's list of fill-in teachers. She had been verbally reprimanded by district officials but was allowed to continue teaching.
October 28, 1995 | Reuters
A 9-year-old boy will be charged with assaulting a substitute teacher whom he punched in the chest, triggering her fatal heart attack, police said Friday. Although an autopsy performed on teacher Nedra Morris, 51, found she suffered from an existing heart condition, St. Louis Medical Examiner Michael Graham ruled her Oct. 10 death a homicide, saying the child's actions caused her heart to give out.
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.
October 20, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A former Covina high school substitute teacher and coach facing allegations of unlawful sex with a minor turned himself in to Long Beach police Thursday night, authorities said. Brian Galan, 25, of San Dimas was booked at the Long Beach Jail on a felony charge of having sex with a minor, said Long Beach Police Officer David Marander. He was being held in lieu of $200,000 bail. Police did not have additional information Friday on the circumstances of the case.
September 20, 1992
Thank you for the article by Diane Haithman. I am a mask assemblage artist and hold an L.A. Arts Recovery Grant to work with students in the Crenshaw District. If I did not have the opportunity that this funding has given me, these students would not be able to express the uprising the way they experienced it. Art is a fun and creative process. I believe that giving my students permission to feel their feelings and what they saw is an important part of the healing process. I do not agree with writer-artist Harry Gamboa (who, Haithman reports, likens the grant procedure "to decorating a ticking time bomb")
August 31, 2004
Re "A Dometown Girl," Aug. 28: The article about Olympian Joanna Hayes showed a large picture of her father, Ted Hayes, above a much smaller picture of Joanna. The article went on to describe the impact of Joanna's accomplishments on Dome Village people. The article told how her mother was abandoned with four children and supported them as a substitute teacher. That was all you wrote about her mother; everything else was about Ted Hayes. Why would you celebrate a father and picture his pride when it was her mother that held the family together?
July 20, 1996 | ERIC WAHLGREN
Tom Stafford, a substitute teacher and Green Party member, has decided to run this fall for the Ventura County Board of Education seat now held by conservative Wendy Larner. Stafford, 62, becomes the second candidate to vie for the post occupied by Larner, one of the targets of a failed recall campaign last year after she voted to ban AIDS care and Planned Parenthood presentations from teacher-training workshops.
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