Reeds Spring Teacher Removed from Class

1 decade 1 year 9 months ago Wednesday, February 21 2007 Feb 21, 2007 Wednesday, February 21, 2007 1:08:52 PM CST February 21, 2007 in News
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REEDS SPRING (AP) - Supporters are rallying around a Missouri teacher who reportedly was removed from his classroom for using expletives when reprimanding two students for bullying. The Reeds Springs school district is planning to schedule a hearing for high school science teacher Mike Collins, who was named 2001 Missouri Teacher of the Year by Wal-Mart. He was also the school district's teacher of the year -- twice. More than 1,000 people have signed an online petition of support for Collins. A Web site set up by a Collins supporter contends that teacher used the most powerful of expletives while defending two mentally disabled students from bullying by two other students. Collins declined to discuss what happened on the record. The district superintendent said she couldn't release the "charging papers" against Collins, but they go beyond the recent incident.

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