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Arkansas teacher suspended for hitting a student’s vehicle

A Maumelle High School teacher suspected of drunk driving was recently suspended by the Pulaski County Special School District, THV 11 reported on April 24.

Reports said math teacher Sonja Kindall, 46, has been suspended after crashing into a parked vehicle owned by a student. The owner reportedly was inside the vehicle when the accident happened. Police suspect that Kindall may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs during that time. However, they also added that Kendall was soon after treated for “‘a possible medical situation'” unrelated to the incident. The school district suspended Kindall until further investigations could be conducted.

The legal team at the Leichter Law Firm PC represent Austin teachers whose professional license is being threatened with suspension. If you are facing this situation, we may tirelessly work for you to prevent your livelihood from being jeopardized. Call us today at (512) 495-9995 to find out more about your legal options.


High school teacher suspended for racist remark

A Cypress Bay High School teacher has been suspended by the school board after calling a student a “Taliban” inside the school premises, the Sun Sentinel reported on March 18.

The Broward School Board suspended French teacher Maria Valdes for five days without pay for referring to a 14-year-old Muslim student as a member of a terrorist group. According to the complaint, Valdes called Deyab-Houssein Wardani a “Taliban” member several times. Although the student’s father and many supporters seek harsher punishment, Superintendent Robert Runcie stood by his decision to only temporarily suspend the teacher. Aside from the suspension, Valdes was ordered to undergo sessions of diversity training.

The Austin license defense lawyers of the Leichter Law Firm PC work on behalf of teachers who have been threatened with suspension. Losing the ability to teach can greatly affect the livelihood of an entire family, and our legal team may be able to work on behalf of your future. Call our offices at 512-495-9995 today to learn more about options for teaching license defense.


Plano teacher accused of having inappropriate relationship with student

A 37-year-old Plano assistant band director is facing charges of having an inappropriate relationship with a student at Frisco Liberty High School back in 2008. The teenage girl was a senior in the band at the time of their alleged relationship.

Although the age of consent is 17 in Texas, a 2003 state law prohibits any primary or secondary educator from having a relationship with any person enrolled in his or her school. According to Star Local News, the school’s band director found the girl hiding in the man’s closet.

Both the band director and the assistant band director have resigned from the high school. An investigation by the State Board for Educator Certification is ongoing.

If you are a teacher fighting to keep your teaching license, contact the teaching license defense lawyers of the Leichter Law Firm PC by calling (512) 495-9995.