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June 14, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Police arrested a New York City substitute teacher for allegedly attacking 19 of his first-grade pupils with a broom handle. Danilo Nunez, 57, lashed out after losing control of the class, said Sgt. Gregory Harold, a police spokesman. He faces assault charges. The children were treated at a hospital and released, authorities said. A Board of Education spokeswoman did not return phone calls. No further information about the incident was immediately available, police said.
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 21, 1994
Of the 33,378 teachers represented in "Teachers' Absenteeism Troubles L.A. District" (May 9), 20,839, or 62.4%, missed seven to nine days, or less. That's less than one day per month. And 5,364 missed no days. Zero! I've been a public schoolteacher since 1969 (in LAUSD since 1973). This year, I've been absent three days. I love my work, but I've seen everything in the classroom change. Students and teachers are now subjected to the most extraordinary distractions imaginable. An occasional "mental health" day can serve everyone.
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.
November 29, 2012 | By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles school officials failed to promptly report nearly 150 cases of suspected teacher misconduct - including allegations of sexual contact with students - to state authorities as required by law, an audit released Thursday concluded. The findings come 10 months after the Los Angeles Unified School District was rocked by the arrest of a teacher at Miramonte Elementary School for allegedly spoon-feeding semen to students in a classroom. At the time, district officials acknowledged that they did not swiftly send all serious misconduct allegations to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, which keeps a database that school systems use to verify teaching licenses.
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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