Ohio teacher in trouble over duct-taped students

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AKRON, Ohio – An Akron, Ohio, public school said a teacher took and posted a picture of her students with duct tape on their mouths. 

They said the teacher posted the picture on personal Facebook page as a joke with the caption, “Finally found a way to get them to be quiet!!!”

According to WJW, an official with Akron Public Schools said about eight or nine middle school students put the duct tape on their mouths and the teacher took a picture of them.

A fellow employee noticed the photo and told a supervisor.

Schools’ spokesperson Sarah Hollander said Melissa Cairns, who was a math teacher at Buchtel CLC, has been on leave since Oct. 19, 2012, when the district learned about the posting.

The reported the school board voted to pursue termination Jan. 14. 

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