Teacher duct-taped students: Akron school board pursues firing
An Akron, Ohio teacher duct-taped students on the mouth, snapped a photo, and put it on Facebook last year. Now, the school board voted that the teacher who duct-taped students shouldn't be a teacher.
The Akron Public Schools Board of Education voted last week to pursue the firing of Melissa Cairns. She's a math¬†teacher¬†at Buchtel Community Learning Center.
The school district says the photo, posted on Cairn's personal Facebook page, showed some of her students with¬†duct¬†tape across their mouths. The caption read: "Finally found a way to get them to be quiet!!!" The district says a colleague of Ms. Cairns' notified a supervisor of the photo.
The Akron Beacon Journal¬†reports that Cairns was put on paid leave Oct. 19. She hasn't responded to requests for comment.