Thursday, May 17, 2007

His Mouth Runneth Over

This is another example of why teachers should be careful about joking around in the classroom:
A Lake Stevens high school teacher is on leave while the district investigates a remark he made to a class.

A parent complained that the teacher, Gary McDonald, told students Monday he would take anyone talking in class and line them up against a wall and shoot them.

District spokeswoman Arlene Hulten says if the complaint is substantiated, McDonald could face a range of discipline from a verbal reprimand to suspension.

She says the 60-year-old McDonald already plans to retire next month.

In February he was reprimanded for including a biblical account of creation in an assignment on myths.
McDonald teaches in Washington State, home of Starbucks.

Maybe he'd had a-few-too-many cups of their espresso before class
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