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Maine Sub Teacher Fired After Calling Kids Stupid
01/31/2014 10:00 AM ET  

Superintendent Dominic DePatsy said the teacher was a substitute and not on the full-time staff.

PITTSFIELD, Maine (AP) _ A central Maine school district has fired a substitute art teacher after she told her fourth-grade students they were stupid.

The teacher at the Vickery School in Pittsfield was fired last week.

Superintendent Dominic DePatsy confirmed the disciplinary action Thursday.

DePatsy said the teacher was a substitute and not on the full-time staff. The teacher's name was not made public.

DePatsy tells the Morning Sentinel the move was made to ensure that all students feel ``safe and respected.''

Parent Leah May, whose daughter is in the class, says the students were given a project and when some asked questions, the teacher started the insults. She says the teacher also called the kids ``ignorant'' and called one boy ``retarded.''

The children told their homeroom teacher, who told the principal.



 

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