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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.


Florida teacher suspended over suspicion of injuring student

A male teacher in Jacksonville, Florida was recently suspended due to allegations that he caused harm to a female student by pinching her with enough force to break the skin, an article of First Coast News reported on December 11.

Reports said a 30-day suspension was ordered for Rashawn Stout on December 7 after a female second grade student accused him of pinching her twice. Brown, who is a teacher at Richard L. Brown Elementary School, told investigators of Duval County Elementary School that he “lightly pinched the student.” Reports also said there were marks left on the victim’s stomach and arm and that two other students witnessed the incident. Pinch markings found in the victim and there were students who saw the incident. Stout is not expected to face criminal prosecution due to a lack of evidence, according to the State Attorney’s Office.

Teachers who are wrongfully accused or face overly harsh penalties for their actions will likely be faced with the potential loss of their legal right to work in their field. When this happens, individuals are threatened with a loss of income and respect, among other things. At the Leichter Law Firm PC, our professional license defense attorneys work to represent clients who face these types of accusations in Austin. To discuss your case with us today, call (512) 495-9995.


High school teacher suspended after video of student brawl emerged

A female high school teacher in Lecanto was recently suspended for five days after she was seen in a video clip watching two students fight, Bay News reported on July 14.

Reports said a video captured through a mobile phone last April showed 62-year-old Gilda Herrin doing nothing while two female students engaged in a fight. In the video, Herrin stood for a while before she and another teacher separated the two students. Herrin, who students said laughed in the video, argued that she was waiting for someone to help her because she didn’t want to get hurt. Herrin stated that she has suffered injuries in the past when breaking up student fights. The school board decided to suspend the science teacher after they carefully examined the video footage.

The legal team of the Leichter Law Firm PC in Austin understands that being suspended can critically affect your ability to support yourself and your family. If you think that your professional license is being threatened with suspension, we may work on your behalf to help prevent this from happening. Discuss your options with us today by calling (512) 495-9995.


High school teacher suspended after an alleged joke assignment

A math sophomore teacher at Encinal High School in Alameda was recently suspended after he was suspected of telling his class to take a photo of themselves with their parents’ sex toys, CBS San Francisco reported on June 5.

Reports said Wing-Wah Leung was suspended after the incident. Though school officials told parents that Leung only meant the allegation as a jest, one student did follow through with the assignment and presented it in class. While district and school officials did not released details of the teacher’s suspension, they stated that they are investigating the issue.

Having your license suspended as a teacher may badly affect your career as a professional, including your capacity to support your family’s daily needs. If you are being threatened with suspension in Austin area, the license defense lawyers of the Leichter Law Firm may represent you. Discuss your situation with us today at 512-495-9995 to learn 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.


Teacher suspended for suspicion of sexual relations with student

A male teacher from Chippewa Valley High School was recently suspended from working at the school after he was accused of engaging in sexual activity with an underage student, MLive.com reported on February 23.

According to reports, 23-year-old Christopher Cowles was charged with third degree felony of sexual conduct involving a 16-year-old student. Cowles on February 20 pleaded not guilty of the charge. Police revealed that the school immediately suspended Cowles upon learning that he was being investigated. The career technical education teacher is currently in jail with a bail bond set at $250,000.

The Austin legal team of the Leichter Law Firm works for teachers whose professional licenses have been suspended. If you are in such a situation, our efficient lawyers may work for the protection of your future by securing your ability to work again. Find out how we may advocate on your behalf today by calling our offices at 512-495-9995.


“Romantic photo” leads to Brooklyn teacher’s suspension

A male teacher at Origins High School in Brooklyn was suspended from his work after an allegedly romantic photo of him and a former student circulated online, Madame Noire reported on January 13.

In the photo that was passed among students, gym teacher John Ramirez was seen with a former female student with her hand on his chin and her lips on his cheek. The female student, who was part of a flag football team managed by Ramirez, was identified as Tamara Stimphil. School administrators immediately ordered the teacher’s suspension after they were notified about the photo. The relationship between Ramirez and Stimphil was unclear. Ramirez will continue to receive pay until the investigation has concluded.

When you are suspended as a teacher, your career and reputation are on the line. In this situation, it is important to enlist a skilled attorney to help protect your future. Call the Austin attorneys of Leichter Law Firm PC at (512) 495-9995 today to learn about your legal options.


Community supports suspended Hunterdon County teacher

A suspended English teacher at Delaware Valley Regional High School gathered support from students, parents, and graduates, the Hunterdon County Democrat reported on December 16.

People who supported Jennifer Sayers attended a meeting with the school board and presented a signed petition to show their support. Sayers reportedly was suspended on December 5; however, the board did not release details of the suspension. People who supported Sayers stated that she was a great help to many students. Many students of Sayers’ are worried about not being prepared for their AP examination or even college applications without her guidance. The school board failed to comment on the suspension.

In the difficult situation that you are being suspended as a teacher, working with a skilled license defense lawyer could be critical to defending your reputation as a professional. If you have experienced this in Austin, the lawyers of the Leichter Law Firm PC may help you fight for your teaching license back. Call us today at 512-495-9995 to learn more about your options.