Teacher Slaps Students

9 years 10 months 6 days ago Thursday, November 15 2007 Nov 15, 2007 Thursday, November 15, 2007 5:17:50 AM CST November 15, 2007 in News
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MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) - A school board in northwest Missouri is considering whether to fire a teacher who has slapped two students in three years. The Northwest Technical School suspended Marilyn Hamm last month when she slapped a student who refused to listen and used profanity. She also slapped a student in May 2005. Superintendent Vickie Miller is recommending that the Maryville school board terminate Hamm's contract. During a hearing, a lawyer for the district said the board should fire Hamm because the school's discipline policy bans corporal punishment. Several witnesses testified for Hamm, and a petition supporting was signed by more than 180 students, teachers and parents.

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