A high school English teacher in Pittsburgh is recovering from head injuries after being attacked by a student and the whole ordeal was caught on tape.
53-year-old James Addlespurger was walking through an alley near the school he taught English when he was attacked by a student with no apparent provocation. Its not clear if the student attended the school where Addlespurger teaches. Police are asking for the public’s help to identify one of the 7 teens seen walking in the alley during the attack.
A Boston high school teacher was suspended after school administrators found out that he had performed in gay porn videos.
Kevin Hogan, an English teacher and crew coach at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, started working for the school at the beginning of the school year in 2011. School administrators were made aware of at least 3 pornographic movies that Hogan starred in that were released in the same year.
A California teacher is banning the use of the phrase “bless you” after someone sneezes. Steve Cuckovich says the practice is disrespectful and disruptive. He has went so far as to deduct 25 points from one student’s grade for saying the phrase in class. Cuckovich says the policy has nothing to do with religion, but says the phrase is just a outdated practice and disrupts class time. “When you sneezed in the old days, they thought you were dispelling evil spirits out of your body,” Cuckovich said. “So they were saying, ‘God bless you’ for getting rid of evil spirits. But today, I said what you’re doing doesn’t really make any sense anymore.”