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Area teacher threatens to stab/shoot students with on-line Twitter rants; Gets only a written reprimand

Original post made by unions need to go, Valley Trails, on Aug 28, 2014

How come when a union-protected teacher Mrs. Hodges (editor's note: teacher is from the Newark school district) on the internet threatens to stab students, hopes they hit them with a car, and wants to shoot them with a gun because they "make my trigger finger itchy," she gets a mere written reprimand [removed as it promotes a website]? The superintendent cites he used "the teacher's union contract to guide him."

If a student, particularly a male student, made these threats, the SWAT team would show up, he would be expelled for making terrorist threats and hauled off to jail.

But the teacher remains in the classroom.

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Posted by Kim
a resident of Rosepointe
on Aug 30, 2014 at 9:04 am

This is outrageous. If my child was her student I assure you she would be moved. But that's because I know how to rattle all the way up to the superintendent. What about the parents that don't push as hard as I would? If not for the union, she would be fired. So we have a double standard. If a kid were to make this kind of comment they would be expelled. This "teacher" didn't even see a suspension. Ridiculous. Too bad the students don't have a union to protect them.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 30, 2014 at 9:10 am

The teacher has legal rights. However, does she own a gun? Who is she?

Are photos of her online? Does anybody plan to post photos of her face all over town?

Parents have a right to protect their children from potential harm. Be mindful.

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Posted by Anti-Public unions
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 30, 2014 at 10:42 am

Gov Moonbeam started PUBLIC unions, and today he, with the power, has still not stopped the insanity. HE ties our hands in protecting our children. We have to keep, pay, and make our children pay for those teacher's retirements forever. But, stupid parents will again vote to keep him in office. Who is really twisted in this picture???

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 30, 2014 at 12:42 pm

The primary issue is about psychological abuse of children/families by a mentally ill teacher.

Emotionally stable adults don't make such jest.


Keep a close eye on her parents/PPD. Could it be that she's a greater danger to herself than to others?

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