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High school teacher suspended for posting discriminatory rants on Twitter

A female high school teacher in West Virginia was suspended from her work due to claims that she had posted Twitter messages filled with discriminatory remarks, a report of Daily News stated on January 10.

According to reports, Huntington High School teacher Mary Durstein had been attacking other religions and races through Twitter rants since 2015. In some of her controversial Twitter posts, Durstein had vented against Muslims, claiming that they are the enemies. Another Twitter post of Durstein, seen by students, claimed President Obama could’ve had familial ties to the African-American suspects of a recent crime involving a disabled teenager. Durstein, who was suspended with pay, reportedly deleted her Twitter account on January 9. The school district officials are expected to investigate Durstein’s behavior to figure out whether further penalties should be imposed on her.

The lawyers of the Leichter Law Firm PC in Austin understand that having your teaching license suspended is frustrating. However, if you have been suspended, we may possibly offer you legal assistance; find out how we may work on your behalf today by calling (512) 495-9995.


Florida teacher threatened with suspension for attacking student

A teacher in Jacksonville, Florida could be suspended from his job without pay due to allegations that he attacked a student in a September incident, an article of News 4 Jax reported on December 6.

Reports said the Duval County School Board would decide whether to penalize Darryl Countryman after the September 27 incident where he allegedly hit a student. According to witnesses, Countryman instructed a co-teacher to bring other students to a separate room as there were two students in a heated argument. The student then complained that Countryman started to hit him when the other students were out of sight. In the investigation conducted by the district’s office, the student Countryman attacked sustained bruises and scars on some parts of his body. Countryman, who was also a certified crisis management professional, explained the incident took place as he was trying to pacify the students.

In the tough situation that your teaching license is threatened with suspension, working with a license defense attorney is a viable option, especially if your family heavily depends on your income as a teacher. Call an attorney at the Leichter Law Firm PC in Austin at (512) 495-9995 to learn more about your legal license defense.


Middle school teacher in NC suspended for profane rant

A middle school teacher in Durham, North Carolina was suspended recently after she was found using profanity while ranting in one of her classes, an article of WNCN reported on November 11.

A statement coming from Superintendent Bert L’Homme revealed that teacher Majonica Haithcox was suspended after one of her students recorded an incident in which she was expressing her dismay with the election outcome. Unfortunately, she did so in the classroom while using excessive profanity in her language. In the recording, the eighth-grade teacher at Shepard Middle School was heard venting her frustration to students using vulgar words. L’Homme also said that Haithcox’s action of using foul language in front of her students was intolerable.

Teachers, unfortunately, have to deal with serious financial problems when their professional licenses are suspended. If you feel a suspension could be coming your way, working with a skilled license defense attorney is important if you want to possibly have a chance to prevent it. Find out how an attorney at the Leichter Law Firm PC in Austin may be able to represent you today by calling (512) 495-9995.


NJ teacher suspended over sexual assault allegations

A high school teacher in Bloomfield was suspended by the school board due to allegations that he sexually assaulted two students, an article of nj.com reported on October 28.

Reports said 30-year-old Leo Donaldson was suspended with pay from his job as a teacher at Bloomfield High School after being charged with sexual assault. Though details of the charges were not released, authorities have confirmed they are currently investigating the incident. Donaldson, who was a veteran teacher at the school pleaded not guilty to the charge. He will be suspended by the board without pay if he is found guilty of the allegations. A cash bond of $500,000 was imposed on him while he is detained at the Essex County Jail.

Having your license suspended as a teacher is upsetting, especially if your living heavily depends on it. However, if you are threatened with suspension in Austin, the Leichter Law Firm PC attorneys can defend you. Call us today at (512) 495-9995 to learn more about your legal options.


Teacher’s license suspended in Murfreesboro after facing charges

An Eagleville School teacher had her professional license suspended after authorities alleged she was involved in illegal activities, a report of Daily News Journal reported on October 11.

Authorities from Rutherford County are currently investigating 34-year-old Jessica Holland after she was accused of theft and obtaining controlled substances from the school. The school’s representative James Evans told reports that charges have been filed against Holland due to a suspicion that she stole an amount of not more than $500. Holland, who was a first-grade teacher and a middle school softball coach, was suspected of abusing the school’s narcotics medication. The suspension was ordered after Holland was taken into custody and then later was discharged after posting a $4,000 bond. The teacher had no violation histories before she was hired in 2014, reports also said.

Financial problems often result when teachers have been barred from practicing their professions. However, if you believe that a suspension is likely to happen, working with a skilled license defense attorney is important, especially if you heavily depend on your income as a teacher. Call the Austin lawyers of the Leichter Law Firm PC today at (512) 495-9995 to learn more about your options.


Oklahoma teacher’s certification facing suspension after affair with student

A teacher in Tishomingo, Oklahoma may have her professional certification suspended due to allegations that she is having a sexual affair with a student, a report of Fox News 12 stated on September 20.

According to reports, Shelley Jo Duncan is under investigation by the Oklahoma State Department of Education due to her potential sexual relationship with a minor student. The Department of Education will seek to suspend Duncan’s teaching certification due to the allegation that she is having an affair with a 14-year-old student. Residents of Johnston County believe it is best to suspend Duncan’s certification even if the case is still under investigation. Though Duncan was arrested last week, she has not been charged officially.

In the case that your teacher’s license is threatened with suspension, enlisting the help of a qualified license defense lawyer is critical, especially if your income depends on your job as a teacher. If you are facing charges in Austin, get in touch with a qualified attorney at the Leichter Law Firm PC today by calling (512) 495-9995 to find out how we may work on your behalf.


Spanish teacher in Webster Groves suspended after criminal charges

A teacher at a middle school in Webster Groves was indefinitely suspended after police suspected he was encouraging prostitution on the side, an article of komov.com reported on August 11.

Reports said the school district decided to indefinitely suspend Hixson Middle School teacher Robert Wilson after he was charged with facilitating prostitution activity in January. The woman Wilson allegedly assisted was identified as Stephanie Emery. Wilson provided Emery with security in exchange for a cut of the money coming from her work. He also helped her look for new clients through advertisements. Wilson, who was a Spanish language teacher at Hixson for 17 years, was replaced by a new teacher recently hired by the district.

Unfortunately, financial problems often follow when a teacher’s license is suspended. The punishment is usually much worst if the suspension is indefinite. However, if you think that your teacher’s license is being threatened with suspension, seeking legal help is critical for you to possibly prevent it from happening. Call an Austin license defense attorney of the Leichter Law Firm PC today at (512) 495-9995 to learn more about your legal options.


NJ teacher accused of child abuse

A preschool teacher in Wayne, New Jersey was recently suspended for punishing students by locking them in a bathroom, an article of CBS New York reported on June 28.

Reports claim that at least two Packanack Elementary School preschool students were locked inside the bathroom by their teacher as a disciplinary measure. The children were only 3 or 4 years old. The preschool teacher, whose name was withheld, stopped attending the classroom on June 8. Parents and students were told the teacher was sick, but parents later learned the teacher was suspended while being investigated by state authorities. Parents were appalled that it took so long before the incident was discovered. Packanack principal Roger Rogalin did not issue a statement regarding the matter.

The attorneys at the Leichter Law Firm PC understand that many teachers in Austin must deal with financial loss as a result of professional license suspension. However, if your license is facing suspension, our license defense attorneys may be able to help you prevent it. Call us today at (512) 495-9995 to learn more about your legal options.


Tennessee teacher suspended after showing “Human Centipede 2” to students

A high school teacher in Jackson, Tennessee was recently suspended without pay after her students watched portions of the horror movie “The Human Centipede 2: (Full Sequence)” under her supervision.

The teacher, Michelle Blankenship of Jackson Central-Merry High School, is being investigated after she let 9th and 10th grade students watch the gruesome film on April 22. Superintendent Verna Ruffin stated that the district wants to discover why and how Blankenship showed the movie to her students. Ruffin also wants to find out if Blankenship played the movie herself or if a student played it in class. Premiered in 2011, “Human Centipede 2” is the sequel to a movie about a mad doctor who surgically attaches a person’s mouth to another’s anus in an attempt to form a human centipede.

The lawyers of the Leichter Law Firm PC in Austin represent teachers who are facing license suspension. Our experienced defense attorneys may be able to work on your behalf if your job is being threatened with suspension. Call our office at (512) 495-9995 to discuss your situation and learn more about your legal options.


Teacher suspended for posting rant videos on YouTube

According to an article from CBS Chicago, a male teacher in Chicago was suspended after the rant videos he posted on YouTube against religious and transgender individuals went viral.

According to reports, the teacher, Daniel Berry, has been suspended while he is being investigated by Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  Berry, who was a music teacher at Kenwood Academy, reportedly posted YouTube videos where he uses foul language in speaking against Muslims, Jews, and transgender individuals. In a statement, the school system said that they are committed to ensuring that standards for personal and professional conduct are met by all school staff members. Students’ opinions differ on whether Berry should continue working in the school or not.

If you are a teacher and you are being threatened with suspension or the loss of your career, an experienced lawyer from the Leichter Law Firm PC may be able to help you. Learn more about how we can put our years of experience to work fighting for you by calling us today at (512) 495-9995.