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Teacher’s Excuse for Turning Up Late 111 Times

September 1, 2015


I set 2 alarms to ensure I am running on time. It would be a nightmare to turn up to school late.

This teacher has done it 111 times:


An elementary school teacher who was allowed to keep his job despite being late for work 111 times in two years said Friday that breakfast is to blame for his tardiness.

“I have a bad habit of eating breakfast in the morning, and I lost track of time,” 15-year veteran teacher Arnold Anderson told The Associated Press.

In a decision filed Aug. 19, an arbitrator in New Jersey rejected an attempt by the Roosevelt Elementary School in New Brunswick to fire Anderson from his $90,000-a-year job, saying he was entitled to progressive discipline. But the arbitrator also criticized Anderson’s claim that the quality of his teaching outweighed his tardiness.

A message seeking comment was left Friday with the school superintendent’s office.

The arbitrator found that the district failed to provide Anderson with due process by not providing him with a formal notice of inefficiency or giving him 90 days to correct his failings before terminating his employment.

Republican Gov. Chris Christie referenced the case in a tweet on Friday. Christie wrote: “Think I’m too tough on the teachers union? This is what we’re dealing with in NJ.”

Anderson said he was “very upset” to be suspended but conceded that losing his job would have been worse.

When he returns to school in January, “I will be early,” he said.

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Meet the 7-Year Old Heroin Dealer

May 22, 2011

I am so glad that I’ve never had to apprehend a seven-year old student giving away heroin by the bag full:

In what sounds like a terrible business move, a Pittsburgh 7-year old was caught giving away bags of heroin for free in class, authorities say. Police are investigating after a teacher caught the student with 18 bags of heroin, reports CBS station KDKA.

The incident took place at Roosevelt Elementary School in Carrick, which houses grades pre-K to 5. Police Cmdr. Maurita Bryant says police are still trying to determine the source of the 18 individual dose packets stamped “magic ticket” that the boy brought to the Roosevelt Primary School on Wednesday Sources say school authorities became suspicious after the boy cut his finger on a razor blade.

Upon questioning the student, a teacher found the 18 suspected bags of heroin in his backpack and locker. Besides the “magic ticket” label, the packets features a bunny coming out of a hat. The boy reportedly told authorities that he got the packets of drugs from his father’s bedroom. When police checked the student’s home, however, they found no trace of drugs. Police spokeswoman Diane Richard said the boy didn’t know what the substance was, but a public schools spokesperson said the boy will face unspecified school discipline. Allegheny County child caseworkers are also investigating.

According to KDKA, the spokesperson said three parents contacted the district after their children brought the drugs home from school.

My mother used to get really angry at me if I returned home from school with my apple still left uneaten in my lunch box.  Imagine her reaction if I turned up with a bag of heroin?

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