When I was in school, it was strange to learn that my teachers had their own personal lives and were regular people. So I can't even imagine how John Muir High School teacher Richard Rosa felt when his nude selfies were sent to his students' e-mails. If that wasn't bad enough, Rosa didn't intend on sending those private pictures and in fact the reason this whole fiasco occurred is because his e-mail was hacked.
Wow, talk about embarrassing!
Is high school teacher the profession of choice for sex offenders in the making? It definitely feels that way! The latest incident of a professor becoming overly cozy with a student involves 32-year-old Danielle Watkins of Norwalk, Connecticut, an English teacher at the nearby Stamford High School. Watkins turned herself into authorities on Thursday. Police officers had put out an arrest warrant on the grounds that she engaged in a sexual relationship with a now 18-year-old student from September 2012 to June 2014, sent him naked photos of herself and lewd text messages, and provided both him and a 15-year-old friend with marijuana. But there's more ... and it's even WORSE!
In today's WTF-worthy news, an Oklahoma City mother claims her 1-year-old daughter contracted the herpes virus from her day care worker.
"She started getting blisters all around her mouth," explained Consuela Smith in an interview with local news station KFOR 4. Confused and concern, Smith said she took her daughter to the hospital, where she learned her daughter had contracted a terrible venerial disease.
Another school tragedy has taken place, but this time a teacher was targeted instead of her students. A 47-year-old woman stabbed and killed her child's kindergarten teacher with a knife in front of her 5- and 6-year-old students. The murder took place at the Edouard Herriot school in Albi, France on the last day of class. And now thanks to this mad woman, instead of starting their summers with fun memories of the past school year, these children have this horrific memory of their beloved teacher being killed in front of their eyes. How awful!
Students really have to stay on track while in high school in order to be well prepared to meet their long-term college and career goals, and as I've mentioned before, their high school guidance counselors can be an invaluable asset in helping them do so. But what exactly should your teen be asking of his or her counselor to get the most out of their meetings (which I suggest doing at least once a semester)? Below you'll find the five questions your high schooler should be sure to ask her guidance counselor.
High school--and adolescence in general--can be a confusing time for children and parents alike. To one point, you've spent the past 15 or so years molding your child into a responsible, respectable person, but at the same time he's still a kid and has a lot of learning to do. When it comes to school, it can be tempting to hand over the reigns entirely, assuming that after a decade or so of formal education your teen should have things under control, but that's not necessarily the case. You should still be the guiding force in your child's life, especially when it comes to school and safety. Read on to discover some of the most common mistakes parents of high schoolers make.
Preparing for college can be a long and overwhelming process--one that starts years before your child walks into his first lecture hall. The necessity of it is also something that can creep up on you. In the interest of keeping you and your soon-to-be co-ed on the ball, we've compiled a list of resources that you should start checking out by the time your child is a sophomore in high school. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but it's a great starting point for your preparations. Read on to see our suggestions.
A feud between two 14-year-old boy at Intermediate School 117 in the Bronx, New York came to a deadly end on Wednesday afternoon. The teens, Noel Estevez and Timothy Crump, were said to have constant disputes with each other, but that took a tragic turn when Estevez attacked Crump with a kitchen knife outside of their school as students were let out for the day.
Crump was declared dead upon arriving at the hospital and Estevez was arrested and charged as an adult for second degree murder and second degree manslaughter.
A group of twenty Philadelphia first-graders were taken to a hospital on Tuesday after police say a 6-year-old student brought 11 (!!) packs of heroin into a classroom at Commodore John Barry Elementary School. Say what? How is that even possible?!
Authorities were called to the scene after a first-grade teacher saw one of her students playing with the packets. According to police officers, two of the packets had been opened and one had been chewed open. Oh my god! Of course, this begs the question: How did these drugs get into the hands of a 6-year-old in the first place?
Lisa Miguel of Stratford, Connecticut is in a whole lot of trouble after sending her 12-year-old son to school with a grenade. WHAT?! The 44-year-old mother sent the kid to school with a WWII simulator grenade that was given to her by her now deceased father as a relic from his military days. The grenade was to be shared for a class show-and-tell assignment relating to D-Day. Miguel had no qualms about sending her son to school with a grenade because her father had told her it was a dud, so I'm sure she thought it was perfectly safe, except it wasn't.