And that is why awards don’t imply something anymore.
A panel final week awarded Caroline Melanie Lee, a faculty instructor at Darnell-Cookman Middle/High, the prestigious honor of “Teacher of the Year.” Lee proudly accepted the award simply days earlier than police arrested her for a kid abuse cost on the job.
On Friday, Lee, 60, allegedly struck a younger feminine scholar who disagreed together with her honor. The woman and different college students questioned Lee’s award on Instagram, saying that Lee had used the N-word in school. At first, Lee disregarded the criticism, saying she solely used the phrase whereas studying “Of Mice and Men.” However, Lee then requested to talk to 1 of the college students in a non-public room, the place the scholar mentioned Lee struck her in the face a number of occasions.
The police report didn’t reveal the scholar’s title or age.
While Lee denied punching the scholar, the college surveillance video reveals Lee “walking at an aggressive pace” to her classroom earlier than the incident. Further, about 4 minutes later, the tape reveals the scholar leaving the classroom holding her face. The report provides the scholar was bleeding from the nostril.
“What is alleged should never occur—ever—especially in a school setting,” mentioned Duval Schools Superintendent Diana Greene.
“I have no tolerance for adults who harm children, especially adults in a position of trust. We will cooperate with all investigations, and pending those results, we will take the actions necessary to stand up for and protect our students.”
Lee is not going to return, pending judicial and inside procedures.
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