The Department of Education and the Department of Justice say that 1,183,700 violent crimes were committed at American public schools during the 2009-2010 school year, but that only 303,900 of these violent crimes were reported to the police. Go To Site

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A middle school teacher has resigned following his arrest outside of a downtown Athens bar where police said he held a Taser as if it were his penis, discharging the device at passersby. Go To Site

Violence, Government, Education, Assault, Theft

An elementary school teacher in rural Louisiana has quit her job and faces a pending arrest warrant over allegations that she slapped and kicked a first-grade boy during a lunch break. The teacher is Chanel M. Lemelle. She had been a teacher at Bains Lower Elementary School in the tiny town of St. Francisville (pop: 1,760), reports The Advocate, a daily broadsheet out of Baton Rouge.

Crime, Violence, Government, Education, Assault

A Chicago substitute teacher faces multiple misdemeanor assault charges after he alleged choked several students at a local elementary school. “He started choking me, slammed me against the wall, and my nose was in the board,” a 7-year-old alleged victim told ABC. Abdul Muztar, 64, is charged with five counts of battery after an alleged incident at Sabin Magnet School last Friday, though further details on the case are scarce.

Violence, Government, Incompetence, Threats, Education

A middle school math teacher is in jail after he allegedly threatened a student with a knife for speaking during a test. KRQE-TV reports that Bernalillo police plan to share more details Monday about the arrest of Benjamin Nagurski. According to a family member of a 12-year-old Bernalillo Middle School student, Nagurski pointed a steak knife at the student Friday.

Crime, Government, Education, Assault

A Tennessee substitute teacher was promptly escorted from a Giles County middle school today after an incident involving a stapler and several students with “puncture wounds,” The Tennessean reports. A statement provided by the district says an incident involved several students “and a substitute teacher using a stapler.”

Crime, Violence, Government, Incompetence, Education, Assault

Anthony and Autumn Nelson, of Wharton, have two kids in Riverdale Schools in Hancock County. Their 6-year-old son, Ian, is a kindergartner. In surveillance video provided by the family on May 7, Ian is shown walking to the school bathroom. When he comes out a short time later, his teacher confronts him. She grabs him and picks him up against the wall. Seconds later, she grabs him by the face and then by the shirt. His head flops back as she picks him up off the floor.

Crime, Government, Education, Assault

Two teaching assistants were caught on camera allegedly beating special needs students in Atlanta. The video shows them allegedly slapping and choking the students. At one point one of the students falls off a chair.

Incitement, Violence, Government, Education, Assault

A Florida school board has decided to fire a teacher who allegedly ordered a group of six boys to attack a younger student to “teach him a lesson.” During the incident, seventh-grade student Radravious Williams told teacher Dru Dehart that he “wished he could curse out teachers someday.” She apparently didn’t like what she heard and allegedly asked six eighth graders to attack Williams.

Crime, Government, Education, Assault

A 37-year-old Maryland man has been charged second degree assault after allegedly making unwanted physical contact with three of his co-workers last year. According to a news release from Montgomery County Police, Walter S. Bowman of Indian Head, Md. was arrested Wednesday on three counts of second degree assault... Last August, a female co-worker reported Bowman first came up behind her and held her shoulders, and several days later, placed her in a "bear hug" and began to laugh. Police say the victim was able to break free and scream.

Crime, Violence, Government, Education, Murder

A teacher with the Los Angeles Unified School District was arrested Monday morning after a two-day manhunt in connection with the stabbing death of his wife. Michael Rodney Kane, 46, was taken into custody just after midnight at a motel in Joshua Tree, KTLA reports.

Crime, Incitement, Violence, Government, Character, Education, Assault

It took a Bexar County jury less than an hour Thursday to convict a former Judson ISD kindergarten teacher of official oppression. Cynthia Ambrose, 44, faces up to a year in prison and must surrender her Texas teaching certificate. Prosecutors said she used her authority as a kindergarten teacher to force several students to hit a six-year-old classmate. The incident happened in May 2012 at Salinas Elementary School.

Crime, Violence, Government, Education, Murder

A North Carolina middle school teacher of the year has been charged with murder after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend to death during a domestic dispute. Dawn Bridget Kavanaugh, 42, was arrested at 6 p.m. Sunday after cops found Robert Kethcum, 43, in the driveway of her Mooresville home with a stab wound to his chest.

Crime, Violence, Government, Education, Assault

Gail Attaway has been a kindergarten through third-grade teacher at University Meadows Elementary for almost a decade. On Wednesday afternoon, Eyewitness News learned she was booked for assault on a child under 12.

Crime, Violence, Government, Education, Assault, Drugs

A Kanawha County teacher's aide is facing three charges after an incident Monday evening. Heather Lively, 34, is charged with assault, battery, and possession of a controlled substance. Lively is a special education aid at Riverside High School in Quincy.

Crime, Hate, Government, Smears, Education, Assault

The principal of a District high school and two staff members have been accused of beating up a former co-worker after a homecoming football game. Thelma Jarrett, principal of Calvin Coolidge High School in Northwest Washington, surrendered to D.C. police Thursday morning on a warrant charge of simple assault. Jarrett and two other women, Donna Pixley, 52, and Bridgette V. Stevens, 42, are accused of hitting and kicking a former employee in a parking lot outside the high school football stadium in Northwest on Nov. 2. The victim, Rashida King-Hicks, told D.C. police she heard Jarrett say, "Get her, bitch!" before the blows rained down on her.

Crime, Government, Education, Assault

Husband-and-wife Poinciana High School teachers were arrested Tuesday and removed from the classroom after a 12-year-old boy told his mother he had been burned with a cigarette lighter while in their care, authorities said. The child told Osceola deputies that Bianca Vacek, 51, burned the his lower lip while she was drunk, a sheriff's report shows.

Crime, Government, Education

LOS ANGELES — A teacher pleaded not guilty Thursday to lying on his customs form when he was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport wearing a bulletproof vest and with checked bags containing knives, a smoke grenade and other weapons. The one-count indictment against Yongda Huang Harris, 28, replaced an original charge of transporting hazardous materials.

Crime, Violence, Government, Threats, Education, Assault

64-year-old substitute teacher Stanley Covington has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon. He was the substitute teacher for a class of 15 students at Normandy Middle School Wednesday morning and tried to calm the students down and get them ready for class. According to KSDK.com, witnesses told police one student was not moving quickly enough and Covington began arguing with the student. The students said during the argument Covington pulled out a 5 ¼ inch fixed-blade knife and held it six inches from the student's chest.

Crime, Violence, Government, Education, Assault

A Chesapeake teacher has been arrested on a charge of simple assault following a criminal complaint by a parent. Kelly O’Sullivan, spokeswoman for the Chesapeake Police Department, told WAVY.com officers arrested Tara Harris after Stephanie Bennett secured a warrant. Police say Bennett claims Harris assaulted Bennett's daughter by grabbing her arm while teaching an Islamic hand symbol on Oct. 2. Bennett claims her child's hand was cut.

Crime, Violence, Government, Education, Assault

A teacher at Meadowdale High School has been arrested after she allegedly hit a 16-year-old student. Georgia Cox, 49, was arrested and booked into jail Tuesday. Last week, Maj. David Hale of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said Cox would at least be charged with misdemeanor assault... The student uses a wheelchair because he has cerebral palsy and has severely limited mobility and verbal abilities.

Crime, Government, Education, Drugs, Theft

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Simi Valley High School science teacher who failed to show up for a court hearing on armed robbery and crack cocaine-related charges. Ventura County Superior Court Judge Kevin McGee issued the warrant Thursday after David Considine, 48, did not appear for a hearing to determine whether the case could be settled with a plea bargain rather than a trial. Considine was arrested Oct. 6 on suspicion of robbing a Simi Valley 7-Eleven store at knifepoint about 3:20 a.m. Sept. 29.

Crime, Government, Character, Education

A Detroit teacher is accused of chaining a nonverbal student inside a chest-high box as a form of corporal punishment that led to bruises and suffering. The law firm of high-profile attorney Geoffrey Fieger filed a lawsuit in Wayne County Circuit Court on Wednesday on behalf of Andrea Talton, mother of Ashley Speight, who was a 20-year-old special-education student at Drew Transition Center last fall. She cannot speak. The lawsuit accuses teacher Candace Wilson of chaining Speight in the box Oct. 7, causing the student to panic and topple the box over on top of herself. The student sustained bruises, according to the lawsuit.

Crime, Violence, Government, Education

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A veteran bus driver in Ohio choked a third grade special-needs student as she was driving the girl home from school in an encounter captured on video, a school official said Thursday. A surveillance system recorded the driver Tuesday afternoon while she drove the 9-year-old from school in a district bus used to transport special-needs students, Columbus City Schools spokesman Jeff Warner said. He was not sure how many other children were on the bus and did not know whether the girl was injured.

Crime, Government, Character, Education

Police arrested a popular San Luis Obispo High School teacher on March 29 after he sent threatening emails and then created a ruckus when he refused to leave the district’s continuation campus. Brian Sanford Miller, 55, had been on voluntary leave from SLO High when he showed up at the Pacific Beach Continuation High School and asked what math classes he would be teaching in the fall of 2012. After the principal told Miller he would not be teaching any classes, Miller became upset, refused to leave and told the principal “I’m going to be on T.V. today.”

Crime, Violence, Government, Education, Assault

A Tampa Bay area teacher faces charges after another teacher accused him of head-butting a student. Tampa police report that 33-year-old William Chaney was arrested and charged Monday with child abuse and battery. He was later released on $2,500 bail.

Government, Education, Assault

A Bluffton Middle School teacher is accused of grabbing a seventh-grader by his shirt collar, forcing him under a desk and telling him, "This is what the Nazis do to Jews," according to the Bluffton Police Department. The student's parents decided to press charges. A lawyer for social studies teacher Patricia Mulholland said she was merely conducting an "interactive demonstration" on the Holocaust during a class Wednesday.

Crime, Violence, Government, Education, Assault

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Prince William County police say an elementary school teacher has been charged with assaulting a 10-year-old boy. Police say they have arrested 35-year-old Cynthia Farris Hall of Woodbridge. Hall is a teacher at Kerrydale Elementary School in Woodbridge. Authorities say the boy reported the assault on May 17, and that he suffered “minor injuries.” Hall has been charged with assault and battery. She was released on $2,000 bond.

Crime, Government, Guns, Education, Assault

A Crystal Lake Middle School teacher was arrested and charged with grand theft of a firearm and battery, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said Thursday. Teno Dawson, 34, of Lakeland, was arrested after he had an argument with his girlfriend at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, deputies said. Dawson pushed and hit his girlfriend, who then armed herself with an unloaded handgun, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Crime, Government, Education

STANWOOD -- A Stanwood Middle School teacher was arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of his wife at their Mount Vernon home. William R. Rodgers, 49, was being held Thursday at Skagit County Jail for investigation of second-degree murder.

Crime, Government, Education, Assault

POULSBO, Wash. -- A local elementary school teacher is under investigation for allegedly assaulting a student last week. A teacher at Poulsbo's Hilder Pearson Elementary School was allegedly involved in an incident with the student last Friday morning on the school playground.

Crime, Government, Education, Assault

Dionne Evans, a ninth grade student at Malibu High School, alleges that when she forgot to bring her homework to class on May 22 she was called to the front of the room and the unnamed teacher asked, "Did you see 'Bridesmaids'?" The teacher then allegedly slapped the girl's face up to six times, TMZ.com reported.

Crime, Violence, Government, Education, Assault

An Arlington Middle School special education teacher accused of kicking and slamming a seventh-grade student against a classroom wall might not face criminal charges but likely will be suspended without pay before being fired.

Crime, Violence, Government, Education, Assault

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An 8-year-old Bronx schoolboy was arrested Tuesday after being accused of slashing a 9-year-old with a double-edged razor blade during a lunchtime altercation. The incident took place at P.S. 132 in the Morrisania section of the borough. The blade was recovered in the school’s playground, police said.

Crime, Violence, Government, Character, Education, Assault

A local special education teacher is under arrest, accused of getting into a physical altercation with an 11-year-old autistic child on a school bus. New York State Police have arrested 40-year-old Lorna Collins-Mihill of Rensselaer after a reported physical altercation with a student. Collins-Mihill is a special education teacher in the Coxsackie-Athens Central School District. The arrest isn't sitting well with some parents. “Something fell through the cracks to have someone have an altercation with an 11-year-old, it just doesn't make no sense,” said father of four, Robert Deaver.

Crime, Government, Education, Assault

CATSKILL -- State Police arrested a teacher in the Coxsackie-Athens School District after an alleged physical altercation with an Autistic student.
40-year-old Lorna Collins-Mihill was arrested and charged her with Endangering the Welfare of a Child and 2nd Degree Harassment.

Crime, Government, Character, Education, Assault

Neely wants to make it clear her 6-year-old, 50-pound son Aiden is far from a bully. But the family said weeks ago a teacher at Salinas Elementary accused Aiden of being a bully and decided to teach him a lesson by having the other students line-up and hit him. "Twenty-four of those kids hit him, and he said that most of them hit him twice," Neely said. "He had friends in that classroom and they didn't want to hit him but she instructed them to hit him." The 6-year-old did not tell his parents after the incident.

Crime, Government, Education, Assault

NEWARK, Del. (CBS) - A teacher was arrested after allegedly hitting a student in the head in her classroom.

Danielle Finlay, 31, of Newark, Delaware was arrested for allegedly hitting a male student in the head with an empty water bottle twice.

Crime, Government, Character, Degeneracy, Education, Assault

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - Police said Monday they have arrested a masonry teacher and four students as they investigate allegations of brutal hazing at a summer school in Southern California. Three boys were attacked in separate incidents in the classroom of teacher Emmanuel De La Rosa at A.B. Miller High School, Fontana police Sgt. Robert Morris said. One 18-year-old student - Fernando Salgado - is being investigated for child cruelty, assault with intent to commit mayhem or rape and attempted sodomy. De La Rosa, 27, may have directed the students to carry out one of the assaults, Morris said.

Crime, Government, Sex, Education, Assault

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. -- A teacher at McEachern High School has been arrested for having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student. According to Cobb County Police, Terence Tarpley, a 33-year-old teacher and coach, was engaged in an unlawful sexual relationship with an adult female student, earlier this year. Tarpley has been charged with felony sexual assault.

Crime, Violence, Government, Education

TOLLAND — Middle school gym teacher Steven J. Tozier, who was fired as coach of the Tolland High varsity boys’ basketball team in 2010 for inappropriate behavior, is facing criminal charges after a student said Tozier put him in a headlock, causing him to hit his head against a wall. Tozier, 38, of Vernon, was arrested on July 11 and charged with second-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree breach of peace and is free on $2,500 bond, according to court records.

Crime, Violence, Government, Education

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — WFTV learned a special needs teacher could be arrested for allegedly dragging a 5-year-old autistic boy across the floor of a classroom. Investigators said it happened last month at Narcoossee Elementary School in Saint Cloud. In early June, parents Craig and Nina Hanson got a call that their son, Phoenix Hanson, had been hurt by his teacher, Pranee Andrus.

Crime, Government, Character, Education

CHICAGO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A Chicago man was arrested and charged with a felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals after allegedly beating his dog to death, officials said. Derek Fierro, a 25-year-old fourth-grade teacher, called police Friday and told them he became angry and beat his dog to death at his home, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Crime, Violence, Government, Guns, Threats, Education

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A local music teacher for the Benton County School of Arts was arrested over the weekend for threatening to shoot tailgaters, Lt Gary Crain with University of Arkansas police said. Thomas Sindon, 61, of Fayetteville claimed the fans were trespassing, Crain said. But police confirmed the tailgaters were not on Sindon's property.

Crime, Violence, Government, Education, Assault

Another Exceptional Student Education (ESE) teacher with the Lake County School District has been reassigned out of the classroom after he allegedly choked his wife to near unconsciousness. Anthony Javon Walker, who teaches students with behavioral issues at Oak Park Middle School in Leesburg, was charged by Leesburg police with domestic battery by strangulation on Aug. 27. He bonded out of the Lake County jail the next day after posting $10,000... "She don't want to do nothing about it, we just had an argument, that's all," Walker told police.

Crime, Government, Education, Assault

A 61-year-old Elk Grove man who was arrested last week after hitting another golfer with a golf club is an assistant principal at Galt High School.

Crime, Government, Education, Assault

MURFREESBORO — A teacher in Rutherford County was arrested after allegedly turning to violence when she thought her fiance was cheating on her, police say. Amanda Bevis, 37, is a fourth-grade teacher at Barfield Elementary School in Murfreesboro.

Crime, Government, Education, Assault

A Johns Creek High School teacher has been arrested and placed in the Fulton County Jail in Alpharetta after being served with arrest warrants for aggravated battery and assault and false imprisonment. Michael T. Minton, 27, of Milton, was arrested at the school on Sept. 13.

Crime, Government, Education, Murder

The man on the phone with Plant City police had a strange tale to tell. A Bloomingdale High School teacher, the man said, had tried to hire him to kill someone. He was pretty sure the teacher, a longtime friend, wasn’t joking. If police didn’t get involved, he was afraid someone would wind up dead. And there was more. The target was another teacher.

Crime, Government, Education, Assault

A Madison County elementary school teacher has been arrested for several offenses following a domestic altercation. The incident happened at about 6:30 p.m. Friday. Police responded to a residence on Norwood Drive to investigate a reported assault. Upon arrival, officers met with the male resident, who reported that he and a female friend were inside his home when Tamara Mills, 38, his estranged wife, suddenly appeared and unlawfully entered the residence, at which time she began to assault the female visitor.

Crime, Violence, Government, Education, Assault

A middle school choir and keyboarding teacher at the Benton County School of the Arts in Rogers was arrested Tuesday in connection with second degree battery, accused of striking a student Monday. Pamela H. Nelson was fired later in the day at a school board meeting. Nelson, 57, remained in the Benton County Jail on Tuesday night awaiting a bond hearing, according to the Benton County Jail website and the Rogers Police Department.

Crime, Violence, Government, Guns, Education

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A Fulton County Schools assistant principal was arrested Wednesday on charges he brought a gun to school. Renaissance Elementary School's Lorenzo Cook was booked into the Fulton County Jail on charges stemming from an incident which authorities describe as a domestic altercation as well as bringing a gun onto school property.

Crime, Violence, Government, Education, Assault

A special education teacher at Mountain View Elementary School in northeast Cobb has been arrested on misdemeanor simple battery harm charges. Sara Katherine Johnson of Marietta was arrested Oct. 1 a little before 6 p.m. and released from the Cobb County Jail about four hours later on a $500 bond. According to a warrant for her arrest, Johnson is accused of hurting a student by “grabbing him out of the chair by the upper arms off the ground and (dropping) him on the floor” on Sept. 27.

Crime, Violence, Government, Education, Assault

A teacher is facing the sack after being accused of assaulting two of her students by throwing a desk at them. Kimberly Price admitted to police she 'saw red' during the violent confrontation with two 14-year-old girls. One girl suffered a broken wrist after being hit by the desk after it was allegedly hurled across the classroom. The other suffered concussion after being punched in the face and choked as Price held her down, she claims. The 34-year-old eighth grade science teacher was arrested on Tuesday after handing herself in to police in Quincy, Florida.

Crime, Violence, Government, Education, Assault

A temporary teacher at a Florida grade school was arrested after allegedly losing her temper and grinding a shoe into a 5-year-old autistic boy’s face. Esraa Mohamed Soliman, 37, was arrested Wednesday at her Tampa home and charged with child abuse, Tampa Bay Online reported. She will also likely lose her job, school officials said.

Crime, Government, Degeneracy, Education

A teacher arrested at Los Angeles International Airport wearing a bulletproof vest and with checked bags containing knives, body bags, a smoke grenade and other weapons also had files on his computer detailing how to kidnap and kill people, federal authorities disclosed Friday. In addition, Yongda Huang Harris had files revealing he has a "strong interest" in sexual violence against girls.