Sunday, November 22, 2009

Teacher Sent To Anger Management Classes

You'd better not turn your homework in late in this teacher's class:

Ellis, now a schoolteacher, denied all accusations against her, although she acknowledged in her Friday testimony that she touched another shopper's items on the conveyor belt.

She's denied all accusations against her, but accepted a plea bargain after her case went to a jury. What's the scoop?

Under the agreement -- reached after the jury received the case for deliberations -- Heather Ellis will plead guilty to disturbing the peace and resisting arrest. She will serve a year of unsupervised probation, attend an anger management course and serve four days in jail before the end of the year.

Uh oh. Disturbing the peace and resisting arrest? This is getting better. Let's read on.

Witnesses and police say Ellis cut in front of customers at a Wal-Mart in January 2007, pushed aside merchandise belonging to another customer to make room for hers on the conveyor belt and, after police were called to the scene, kicked one officer in the shin and split another's lip. The prosecution has also alleged the Ellis went "ballistic in a profane tirade" that continued when police officers arrived.

Like I said, you better not turn in your homework late in her class.


Ellen K said...

I knew this was a hot button case in South Carolina. But although there are simply nasty people who push their way in everywhere, I am not sure that this merits having the school add to her penalty. Now if the judge had her do it for the original assault, that's one thing, but it really isn't the school districts business unless it endangers student.

Forest said...

Forget homework, I want to see her police the lunch line!

Darren said...

I didn't suggest the school district should add on. I was just suggesting that she might blow up in class.

I like Forest's idea :)

PeggyU said...

LOL! When our middle son was in elementary school, there was a huge, menacing lunch lady working in the cafeteria.

One of the AP teachers called her the "lunch warden" in an offhand remark, a student heard it, and ... that lady will forever be known as the "lunch warden". My son was there for four years, and I still don't know her real name! I do know you do not want to cross her, though. Middle son had an encounter with her.