Orange County educators who've lost their teaching license in recent years are not all sexual predators and criminals.
The individuals tasked with ensuring the well-being and academic success of children have also been accused of showing up at school intoxicated, threatening students with violence, showing graphic photos to students, and yanking, smacking and grabbing kids.
Those are the findings of a review of five years of
At least 35 educators from 14 O.C. school districts have left their jobs under this cloud of suspicion since 2007, according to O.C. teacher disciplinary records released to the Register.
Because each district has autonomy to decide how to handle all but its worst offenders, the range of possible actions is wide – some will aggressively move toward termination when presented with misconduct allegations; others will reach resignation settlements or do nothing.
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