Hat tip: Intercepts and EIA Communiqué
More importantly, the teachers' union (a National Education Association affiliate) stands behind teacher Joyce Tyree, who brandished a knife at students who threatened her with hugs. Here's the money quote about Tyree (coincidentally, the Culpeper County Education Association president) from Dena Rosenkrantz, Virginia Education Association attorney:
“Being suspended,” she said, “is a very serious thing. Being suspended with pay is not a vacation. To be kept from her classroom and not to finish out with her students and have that word ‘suspension’ (on her record), I’m willing to bet she doesn’t consider that light punishment. And we don’t either.”
There's a bad joke about petri dishes and microscopes in there somewhere!