Maybe the teachers in Tennessee need a break.
In today’s Weird Teacher Watch, we learn how Lucia Carico’s distinguished teaching career was undone by a bout of flatulence. So say board members at the Hawkins County School District in Rogersville, Tennessee, where Carico had worked since 1973…
The lone black mark in her personnel file occurred on December 16 of last year, shortly before students at Pathways Alternative School commenced their Christmas break. It seems one seventh-grade student was persistently passing gas with vocal accompaniment in Carico’s class.
When the boy refused to stop, Carico blew a gasket — throwing a book across the room and stabbing the boy’s left arm seven times with a pen.
See, he was PASSING GAS, so she STABBED him. All I can say is, it’s a darn good thing my parents moved my brother to Georgia before he hit middle school.