Friday, May 17, 2019

Former Pocola teacher indicted for rape and sexual battery

"A former Pocola High School teacher has been indicted on charges of rape and sexual battery—accused of having sex with three different students," KNWA reports.
A LeFlore County judge signed the arrest warrant and an Oklahoma grand jury brought forward an indictment for Janet Kaye Barnes on Friday, May 17. The Supreme Court of Oklahoma indictment states Barnes, 44, had relations with multiple minors between 2014-2016 when she was an employee at the high school. Barnes faces two second-degree rape charges for each incident.

Who is the OEA?

Many Oklahomans don’t realize that the state’s largest school-employee labor union is an advocate for far-left causes—including abortion, gun control, and transgenderism—and for far-left politicians, including Hillary Clinton.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Piedmont teacher doesn't like Petro Pete

Melissa Lau, a sixth-grade teacher in Piedmont, says some of the curricular materials provided by the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board are "borderline propaganda."

‘Multiple people’ report being sexually assaulted by longtime Prague teacher

A Prague Middle School history teacher accused of sexually assaulting students met with investigators the night before he died in a car crash, The Oklahoman reports today. The district attorney for Pottawatomie and Lincoln counties told the newspaper that "multiple people have come forward in recent days" to report being abused by this educator, who taught for 32 years in the Prague Public Schools and was twice named the district's Teacher of the Year.

Friday, May 10, 2019

How long can Christians leave their children in public schools?

As the sexual revolution picks up steam, Albert Mohler observes today ("The war for the minds of our children: New California sex education framework for public schools is a manifesto for the sexual revolution and LGBTQ movement"), "Christian parents considering all this have to understand that it raises the question district by district, state by state, as to how long Christians can leave their children in the domain of the public schools."
Because when it comes to many of the sex education and comprehensive health education programs, it turns out that parents do not even know what is being taught to their children. They are not even aware of the moral messaging that is being presented, and you can count on the fact that there are going to be an awful lot of Christian parents in California who are going to be asking how long they can leave their children in the public schools.

At this point there is still local control of the public schools in many states to the extent that it really does matter where you live, district by district, but we have to ask the question as to how long that can last, because the moral revolutionaries aren't going to be satisfied until their new moral framework becomes the curricular framework of every single public school in every single public school district coast to coast. They will not rest until that is done.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Tulsa junior-high student found with handgun

"A Tulsa Public Schools junior high student was taken into custody after being found with a handgun on Monday," KJRH reports.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Bixby bus driver suspended after young student left on bus

KJRH has the story.

With an eye toward school shootings, Oklahoma teachers learn how to 'stop the bleed'

"Because of the rise in school shootings across the nation, Oklahoma teachers are learning life-saving tactics in case they need to use them," the News on 6 reports.
It's part of a national program called “Stop the Bleed." On Friday teachers in Oilton learned how to treat traumatic wounds and more specifically how to keep someone from bleeding out. "The procedures to do that will be very helpful. Whether we are on the playground, or in the classroom or even if I am out on the highway, I think I could help somebody stop the bleed," said Oilton teacher Shelley Tunin.