Florida Teacher Fired After Encouraging an Attack on a Student

BY: - 16 Apr '14 | On the Web

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Florida Teacher Fired

A teacher in St. Lucie County, Florida was recently fired for encouraging 6 eighth grade students to beat up seventh grader, Radravious Williams.

The incident was caught on tape and you can see the teacher pointing Williams out to the students.  The students who beat up Radravious were once his friends but the teacher reportedly wanted them to teach him a lesson. Radravious was, admittedly, disrespectful to his teacher by telling her in class that he wished he could curse out a teacher. This is the “threat” that the teacher claims she received from Radravious that prompted her actions.

After kicking and punching Radravious, the six student picked him up, held him by the neck and walked him over to his teacher, Dru Dehart, so Radravious could apologize to her. Dehart’s remarks to Radravious were, “I’ve got my eighth-grade boys on you; you’re not so tough  now.”

The incident happened in 2013 but it took a year to complete the investigation and for the board to unanimously decide to fire Dehart. She was terminated last week.

Dehart has yet to issue an apology to the student and his family. The Williams family is filing a federal civil rights lawsuit against Dehart for her actions.

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VIDEO: Single Dad Returns Home from Duty to Surprise Daughter

BY: - 17 Apr '14 | On the Web

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Dad Surprises Daughter

Air Force Sergeant Wil Alteus was living in New Jersey as a single parent with his daughter, Lyrique, when he was called overseas for duty last August. Nine months later Sgt. Alteus teamed up with Lyrique’s school to make a surprise return.

Once called, Alteus sent his daughter to stay with his sister, Kinley, in Florida. Neither Kinley nor Lyrique knew when he would be home since his time was extended, which made for a tear-jerking surprise for them both.

“My brother wanted to make this special for Lyrique because it was so hard leaving her for those months … it was a huge surprise for both of us!” she said.

A group of students, including Lyrique, gathered at Mount Dora Bible School this past Friday to play a word game. The phrase, “Lyrique’s Dad Is Home,” was spelled out before the second grader turned around to find her father approaching.

Watch the touching moment as she ran to his arms below:

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Stacie Bailey is a graduate of Quinnipiac University with a master's degree in Interactive Communications. She has strong interests in youth, social media and an overall love for sharing knowledge and information.

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