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Atyra Deroune, a 10th-grader at Ozen who witnessed the attack, told 12 News that the attack was out of character. “She was a really cool teacher,” Deroune said. “It was just that particular day.”
Other students who talked to KHOU but whom the TV station did not name offered the same impression. “I just didn’t think that Miss Hastings would do something like that to one of her students,” one said. “She is a caring teacher,” another said. “She cares for her students. But … students do give her a hard time sometimes.”
Ozen High has more than 1,100 students, 98 percent of which are minorities, and 81 percent of which are economically disadvantaged, according to U.S. News and World Report.
“One of the worst places I’ve ever been placed,” one review, purportedly from a former student, read. “It was a year of experiencing the closest thing to jail. Violence, terrible teachers, insane gangs of students running wild. Never again.”
originally posted by: windword
Fortunately, Miss Hastings is 63 and is illegible for Social Security, because, if she loses her job over this, which I'm sure she will, I doubt she'll be able to collect Unemployment Insurance!
You mean "eligible."
Another quote you did not illustrate has witnesses saying this snippet was not all that happened. Students would frequently pick on her even to the point of throwing things at her.
So she could make a claim that she was subjected to a hostile work environment and threaten to sue the district over that alone.
May have made me less of an asshole.
Im going to just say it: i have no idea why she did it....but ill bet you anything that young man needed the beat down she gave him.