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Related News: Alabama high school teacher charged with sex with 2 students

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An Opp high school teacher is on leave after she was arrested for having sex with two different students, police said.

Ashley Hall, 33, was booked into the Covington County Jail on May 1, according to jail records. She is charged with two counts of a school employee engaging in a sex act or deviant sexual intercourse with a student under the age of 19.

She was released from the jail the same day after posting $700,000 bond, $350,000 for each count. Hall taught English at Opp High School, according to the school’s website.

Source: AL.com

Related News: Alabama teacher Ashley Parkins Pruitt indicted on charges of having sexual activity, sexting with students

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The grand jury issued the indictments against Pruitt Jan. 29, but the documents were just made available this morning.

She was indicted on five counts: two counts of providing pornography to a minor, two counts of sex act with a student, one count of sex contact with a student. Pruitt was placed on leave from her job at Appalachian High School during the investigation.

Source: AL.com

Related News: Bill would make cyber-bullying criminal act in AL

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An Alabama state senator wants to charge students with a crime if they’re caught cyber-bullying. State Senator Arthur Orr is sponsoring Senate Bill 104. The legislation also requires teachers and other school employees to report any cyber-bullying they’re aware of.

According to SB 104, if you’re caught cyber-bullying, then you could face a Class-C misdemeanor.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Official: Teacher secretly taped kindergartners in bathroom

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An Ohio teacher secretly recorded his kindergarten students using a tiny spy camera hung inside his classroom’s bathroom, prosecutors said Saturday.

Dozens of videos of students were found on the computer of Elliot Gornall, 32, a former teacher at the elementary school in Loudonville who resigned last year after being charged in another case, Ashland County Prosecutor Chris Tunnell said.

“The thought that a previously trusted kindergarten teacher would take advantage of young children in this way is horrifying,” Tunnell said in a statement announcing the charges.

Gornall faces 25 felony charges: 23 counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance and two counts of attempting the same crime. Twenty-five kindergartners were recorded, Tunnell said.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Selma football coach accused of having sexual relationship with student

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A Selma football coach is accused of engaging in sexual acts with a student, according to police.

Eric Dale Martinear, 28, was arrested today and charged with school employee engaging in sex act with student under the age of 19 and electronic solicitation of a child, Selma police say.

Source: AL.com

Related News: Teachers texting students through a safe app

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“I really like the app. It goes out about 6:00 in the evening when everyone is home from practice and everyone is home from work and getting started with their evening activities and then they get the text about homework. Given all the boundary situations, it is good safe way to do things,” said Lisa Crownover, a teacher at Wetumpka High School who also uses the app.

After so many alleged inappropriate relationships, the app serves as a safe haven and eliminates any excuse for a teacher or student to personally contact each other. It conceals phone numbers and those receiving the texts can’t even respond.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Why one New Jersey school district killed its student laptop program

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“We bought laptops that had reinforced hard-shell cases so that we could try to offset some of the damage these kids were going to do,” said Crocamo. “I was pretty impressed with some of the damage they did anyway. Some of the laptops would come back to us completely destroyed.”

In addition to tough physical hardware, the district tried to plan in advance of software pitfalls. District officials attempted to block which websites students could access—in particular, pornographic sites—but the students figured out how to defeat that too. “There is no more determined hacker, so to speak, than a 12-year-old who has a computer,” said Crocamo.

Source: Ars Technica