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Fired Bronx teacher keeps her teaching certificate after admitting sex act on student

Who is going to hire a registered sex offender?

From Daily Mail: A New York social studies teacher has been sentenced to 10 years of probation after pleading guilty to performing oral sex on a 14-year-old boy. 

Dori Myers, 29, will not spend a day behind bars and will retain her teaching license after taking a plea deal last month.

Myers taught at The New School of Leadership and The Arts in The Bronx, and while prosecutors argued she should spend two years in jail, her defense attorney successfully argued she should be able to teach again, The New York Post reported.

‘There is a possibility that she could teach adults now or in the future and we want to preserve that possibility,’ Andrew Stoll told the court last month.

‘She still is a talented teacher and has those skills, and I don’t see any reason to destroy her ability to make a living and to contribute to society in a positive way.’

The former high school teacher has been fired by the New York Department of Education, and will not be eligible to teach at city schools again.

As part of her punishment, she must also register as a level one sex offender.

Myers wore a spotted, sleeveless dress and flat white shoes to court on Wednesday, and appeared unimpressed as she sat down to be sentenced.

Surrounded by police officers, she was seen staring at the judge with a straight face. Her husband, a Rockland County Sheriff’s deputy, was absent at Wednesday’s sentencing, despite being a figure of support at her previous court hearings.

Myers was arrested on January 19 after a friend of the victim, who is believed to have been in her class, told school administrators, who called the police.

At the time, she pleaded not guilty.  

A co-worker also claimed to have seen her massaging the alleged victim.

The criminal complaint claims the assault took place somewhere in Upper Manhattan on November 1, 2017.

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Taxpayer relief shot provided: Man holding infant gets attacked; pulls out concealed gun

Score one for the Second Amendment.

From Sacramento Bee: A Northern California man who was holding a 4-month-old child tried to break up a fight on Wednesday — and the result was deadly, according to police.

Travis Hutchinson, 31, went to a Redding, California, home on Wednesday evening to help his girlfriend’s cousin prepare for a math exam, police said. But as Hutchinson helped with test prep, another man started to pick fights with a handful of people at the home.

Amid the fighting, the homeowner threatened to call authorities. That’s when the man who set off the brawl — Burl William Hall, 34, according to the Red Bluff Daily News — left the home and took the fighting to the street.

Hoping to put an end to the incident, Hutchinson went onto the porch with a 4-month-old child in his arms and told Hall and others to stop fighting, police said.

That set Hall off, according to police: Hall “became enraged” with Hutchinson, and then charged towards him and started hitting him in the face and head. Hutchinson was still holding the child during the attack.

At one point, Hall nearly knocked Hutchinson out, police said. The baby slid from Hutchinson’s hands, but Hutchinson was able to grab the infant in time — saving the child before it hit the concrete porch, according to police.

Even then, Hall kept attacking, police said.

Hutchinson “feared for his and the infant’s life,” police said, so he grabbed his lawfully concealed handgun and shot one round at Hall. The bullet struck Hall in the chest and killed him, according to police.

Hutchinson told bystanders to call for police and paramedics, and then stayed at the scene until officers responded around 6 p.m. He gave a statement at the police department and was released.

The child was uninjured, and Hutchinson had only minor injuries, police said.

Hall was a registered sex offender who had a “lengthy criminal history,” police said.

Police said the investigation has been passed on to Shasta County prosecutors for review.

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