04/18/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
Massachusetts – School administrators have stated that a Massachusetts teacher who failed to report a chair-throwing incident that occurred at school will not be punished. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), high school teacher Joanne Maura, who was told she was at risk of losing her job over not reporting that a student had thrown a chair at her, will not be subject to disciplinary action.
New Bedford Superintendent Pia Durkin is quoted by the AP as saying in a statement released after a hearing over the issue, “Based upon the review of the facts, except for the fact that the incident should have been reported in a more timely manner, the matter was handled reasonably under the circumstances and no disciplinary action was applied to the teacher.”
The student threw the chair after his cell phone was confiscated by Maura, but it did not strike her. He was subsequently expelled and is facing criminal charges.
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