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“The difference between insane asylums and our public schools is that in the insane asylum you have to show some improvement before you can get out.”
Anonymous

The WAYBACK MACHINE (updated 2-14-13)

With permission from Rocky and Bullwinkle, Mr. Peabody will take us back into time so you can see the way it was in the “good old days”— all the way back to 1975 (the year after the Textbook Controversy).

Please look at the school news below as well as for later years (along with my articles) for documentation about why tax-payers should “just say NO!” to pouring more money down the government school rat-hole. You can easily follow common threads of drugs, sex (including teachers with students and promotion of sexual perversion), lack of disciple, violence, poor academic standards, crime, anti-Christianity, and wanting more and more money. It goes all the way back to 1975 (the year after the Textbook Controversy). News beyond 2006 is located HERE.

This represents only a small fraction of what really went on in West Virginia schools! Sadly, what happened to these children cannot be changed. Do you want to take the chance that your child will make it unharmed? Even if a serious event does not effect your child, there is no avoiding that he/she will be exposed to things that will harm them emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. We must RESCUE OUR CHILDREN!

Note: Since I could not cut and paste these news items, the format may differ from 2007 and later. Also, with only a few exceptions that I had in my files, these items were obtained from the Kanawha County Public Library’s (Charleston) clipping files, the Charleston Newspaper Morgue, and Charleston Daily Mail and Gazette on-line searches.

2006 to 2000---1999 to 1995---1994 to 1990---1989 to 1985---1984 to 1980---1979 to 1975

2006

See drug dogs inaction in Webster County (Feb. 2006) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouU_YavOQlY
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TEACHER CHARGED WITH SEX ABUSE (10-6)
A Montcalm High School teacher has been arrested on a sexual abuse charge, police said.

TEACHER ACCUSED IN THEFT OF MEDICATION (9-19)
A female teacher at Chandler Elementary has been arrested and suspended from her job after she allegedly stole a student's medication, according to Kanawha County school officials.

Lincoln teacher faces sexual-abuse charge (9-8)
A vocational teacher at the new Lincoln County High School was arrested Thursday on sexual abuse charges for two incidents with a female student, police said.

BOY, 12, FACES DRUG CHARGES IN BOONE COUNTY (9-8)
The student brought a handful or two of muscle relaxants and antidepressants to Madison Middle School, Miller said. Another student told a teacher that the boy was showing off the pills and offering...

Prosecution rests at former teacher's trial ( 7-6)
http://bdtonline.com/local/x519494528/Prosecution-rests-at-former-teachers-trial
Testimony from prosecution and defense witnesses continued Thursday in the trial of a former Spanishburg school teacher charged with multiple counts of sexual assault and sexual abuse against three students…Testimony opened in Mercer County Circuit Court with a witness appearing on closed circuit television. The witness, a 14-year-old male who was in an adjoining room, said (the teacher) made a sexual suggestion to him and was not wearing clothes when he stayed at the teacher’s home. At one point, the testimony was stopped when the boy became upset and ill. ..He was 11 at the time of the alleged incident.

Monroe student expelled for inappropriate behavior (5-8)
A Monroe County high school student has been expelled for inappropriate sexual behavior because he exposed himself to a female student, according to Superintendent Dr. Lyn Guy….In another suspension of a James Monroe High School student, a ninth-grader was suspended this week for one full year after bringing marijuana to school.

Teen Says She's Sexually Harrassed at School (4-5)
http://www.wowktv.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=9934&catid=45
A Herbert Hoover High School student says she has suffered unwanted advances both in and out of school. "He kept bumping into me hitting me in the chest," said (the girl) of the 17 year old student, "then he came up behind me one day and grabbed my butt." Her mother says the school's principal dismissed both instances after investigating."He said since there was no evidence about it that it was going to be dropped," said (the) mother.

Threat Keeps Students Out of School (4-4)
http://www.wowktv.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=9900&catid=45
Eight Chapmanville Middle School students have been suspended in an investigation of an Internet site containing threats against the principal. The threats appeared Sunday afternoon on the Web site www.picturetrail.com/cms-sucks. Logan State Police Captain G-J Spangler says some of the threats made references to violence of a Columbine nature. Columbine was the Colorado High School where 12 students and a teacher were killed in 1999.

FORMER NITRO STUDENT SUES EX-HISTORY TEACHER (3-17)
A former Nitro High School student has sued a former history teacher for sexual harassment...

ACCUSED TEACHER'S CERTIFICATES REVOKED (3-14)
The state Department of Education has revoked the teaching license of a former Musselman High School teacher and coach accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student in 2003.

CAPITAL STUDENTS SUE FORMER TEACHER, SCHOOL BOARD (2-28)
A former Capital High School teacher and the Kanawha County Board of Education are being sued by a group of students who allege the ex- teacher sexually harassed and fondled them.

POCAHONTAS TEACHER CHARGED IN SEXUAL ABUSE (2-24)
…abuse of a sophomore at the county's high school. (The) dean of students at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School, was arrested at his home on Tuesday and charged with four counts of sexual abuse by a person in a position

2005

Two High School Students Die of Apparent Overdoses (11-30)
Two Saint Albans high school juniors died within four days of one another…(A student) is classmates of the deceased. "Drugs are a problem everywhere but I didn't think anybody did morphine

Abuse is No, 1 Reason Teachers Lose Licenses in W. Va (10-17)
“Sexual abuse is the No. 1 reason public school teachers have lost their licenses in West Virginia during the past five years….The percentage could be even higher (refers to ambiguous records)...(S)ince July 1, 2000 the state Board of Risk and Insurance Management has paid $6.9 million to settle claims involving teacher misconduct with students…State educators acknowledge they don’t really know how prevalent the problem is in the 55 counties.” Karl’s comment: The article says it all! Also, search “sex” on the other News pages.

11-year-old accused in Raleigh teacher attack (10-10)
An 11-year-old middle school student has been charged with battery on a school official for allegedly hitting a teacher twice in the face and pulling out some of her hair…hand and became violent, Robertson said. A school custodian was able to get the student away from the teacher, Robertson said. The teacher called for school assistance but it did not come quickly enough, so she dialed 911.

Kanawha board moves accused teacher (9-15)
Against the recommendation of Superintendent Ron Duerring, Kanawha County school board voted to move a teacher accused of violent behavior with students to another school.

School board fires two teachers (9-7)
…for allegedly inappropriately touching students. …a Capital High teacher, and…a South Charleston High teacher, had both been on paid leave.

Kanawha board fires Sissonville teacher (7-22)
Kanawha County school board members voted Thursday to fire a Sissonville High School teacher accused of sexually abusing a cheerleader while she served detention.

Board fires Nitro teacher Man is accused of improperly... (7-12)
Kanawha County school board members Monday fired a Nitro High School teacher accused of improperly touching a student.

Student alleges groping, sues Kanawha schools (6-3)
A former Sissonville High School cheerleader has sued the Kanawha County Board of Education because she claims the band teacher groped her last year.

Teacher faces meth lab charge (3-15)
Police arrested a popular J.E. Robins Elementary teacher Monday morning after finding materials to make methamphetamine scattered throughout his East End house

Braxton teacher faces charges of sex assault (3-4)
A sixth-grade teacher at Braxton County Middle School was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly having sexual contact with four students under age 16, according to the county prosecutor's office.

2004

Assault reported at Stonewall Jackson ( 12-19)
Police and education officials confirmed Thursday that a Stonewall Jackson Middle School student was allegedly sexually assaulted Wednesday at school by another student.

Stonewall principal Thom to step down (12-17)
…another mentally impaired student was allegedly body-slammed by a substitute teacher. In April, a boy from another school stabbed a Stonewall student in an alley behind the school. And just this week, a school secretary was...

East Bank Police Move into School (9-24)
This was East Bank Middle School. The article referred to a violent fight.

Ex-Kanawha teacher admits to sex with 13-year-old in '80s (9-1)
Former Kanawha County middle school teacher and girls basketball coach… has pleaded guilty to third-degree sexual assault...

Mercer teacher charged in student's sex assault (8-25)
Gills said the alleged assault occurred in the last two months and involved a student at an unidentified Mercer County high school. "She was a substitute teacher," Gills said. "It's a pretty serious offense…

SJMS student allegedly attacks teacher with belt (4-24)
A seventh-grade Stonewall Jackson Middle School student was suspended Friday morning after she struck a teacher with a belt…

Charges anticipated in book-bag gun case (4-18)
Monday what possible charge will be filed against an 18-year-old whose handgun turned up at a Wheeling elementary school, police said. A teacher at Madison Elementary School discovered the .25-caliber semiautomatic handgun in a kindergarten...

Duval student sues teacher Girl, 13, forced into oral sex (1-22)
A Lincoln County high school teacher forced a 13-year-old girl to perform oral sex more than 30 times, paid other students $200 each for sexual favors and set up a Web cam so that students could watch him masturbate...

2003

Evolution Battles
The evolution battles continued this year. For details see “Standards” (concluding this year). For previous battles see “The Evolution Resolution”, “Grievance”, and “Pandas and People” and “Citizen’s Complaint”.

Grand jury to hear allegations against Buffalo coach (9-18)
In December 2002, the Pleasants County school board fired a middle school teacher and coach for having an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old special education student....

Parents urge Lincoln school to fire teacher (10-25)
…a dozen parents protested outside Griffithsville Elementary School Friday afternoon, urging school officials to fire a fifth-grade teacher who has been accused of sexually abusing a student.

Winfield student expelled (10-22)
Putnam County school board members expelled a Winfield High School student who allegedly gave another student a prescription pill at school last week.

32-year art instructor suspended; no criminal charges filed (10-16)
A St. Albans High School art teacher has been suspended without pay, pending an investigation into allegations he paid at least two ninth-grade girls to take nude photographs of themselves…

Board upholds teacher's firing (4-18)
The state Education and State Employees Grievance Board has refused to reinstate a Pleasants County Middle School teacher fired for having an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old special education student.

Boone schools probe poisoning of Scott teacher (6-6)
Boone County authorities are investigating the possible poisoning of Scott High School science teacher… An unidentified student has been suspended...

Students find inventive new ways to cheat (5-3)
…for the cheat sheet. It was a first in my class, Schultz said. High school students are not the only ones who cheat.

Kanawha teacher faces second harassment suit (3-6)
A former Washington Junior High School student filed a sexual harassment lawsuit this week against teacher…and the Kanawha County Board of Education.

ON EDUCATION; Promoting Tolerance, Not Paying Heed (2-5 )
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/02/05/nyregion/on-education-promoting-tolerance-not-paying-heed.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm
From the article: In mid-January DuPont Middle School was locked down after racist graffiti was found scrawled all over the school.

Teacher sued on harassment charges (2-4)
A McKinley Junior High School teacher allegedly sexually harassed at least two female students during the 2001 school year, according to a civil lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court.

2002

Evolution Battles
The evolution battles continued this year. For details see “Standards”. For previous battles see “The Evolution Resolution”, “Grievance”, and “Pandas and People” and “Citizen’s Complaint”.

Mingo county student found with gun at school (12-4)
The principal at Lenore Middle School quickly disarmed a student who brought a handgun to school Monday before most students even knew what happened.

Second-grader suspended after teacher hurt, police called (10-15)
Police had to be called to a West Side elementary school Monday, to take control of a second-grader who punched, kicked and jabbed his teacher with a pencil.

Police seek more victims of child sex abuse (8-13)
…without pay pending a hearing before the board, said Superintendent Sam Sentelle. "We're making arrangements for a substitute teacher," he said. (The man), who has been band director at the (Putnam county) high school since 1994…

Former principal receives harsh sentence on sex charges (3-19)
What if he comes after more children?" A victim's mother said she trusted her son's teacher and principal. By the time (he) came to her son's school, Beckwith Elementary, (This is about the murder trial of aa principal who molested several children and killed one in Fayette County. Here is a report: “ In November 1997, elementary school principal…(a) took 12-year-old…for an overnight stay at a remote Thurmond cabin. (He) forced Jeremy to ingest amitriptyline and chloroform so he could sexually assault his defenseless body. Jeremy died of toxic poisoning from the chemicals. (http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/settlements/06853/principal-molestation.html)

2001

Evolution Battles
The evolution battles continued this year. For details see “Citizen’s Complaint” and “Grievance”(both concluding this year. For the previous battle see “The Evolution Resolution” and “Pandas and People”.

State revokes licenses of 'bad' teachers (9-9)
There's the teacher who used the Internet at school to pursue relationships with girls. Another who gave her students the answers to the state's standardized test. And another who made obscene phone calls to...

Teacher held on child-porn charge FBI arrests Putnam man (8-21)
A West Teays Elementary teacher was arrested by the FBI Monday afternoon on charges of possession of child pornography based on evidence found during an investigation of an alleged incident between the man and a...

Trouble is brewing at Hurricane Middle School School (3-20)
Students are out of control, a Putnam County school board member said at a Monday night meeting. One student reportedly attacked a teacher last week and another brought a knife to school, school board member Patty Thornton said.

2000

Evolution Battles
The evolution battles continued this year. For details see “Pandas and People” and “Citizen’s Complaint”. For the previous battles see “The Evolution Resolution” (winding down this year) and “Grievance” (in the midst of this year).

Remove disruptive student, Luoni says (11-17)
… school officials had not removed a 16-year-old special education student from Sissonville High School, a boy who attacked a teacher on crutches last week and "terrorized" students in hallways. "I'm ashamed!" Luoni screamed, and...

Fired teacher rehired (11-16)
Three years ago, the Kanawha County school board fired Pratt Elementary School special education teacher… School officials alleged that (she) solicited cayenne pepper from a school cook to smear on...

Teacher absenteeism worse than students' (10-22)
…said Thaw. "All they want to address is 'we want more money.'"

Kanawha schools, former student to settle for $900,000 (9-1)
The Kanawha County school board has agreed to pay $900,000 to a former East Bank High School student who alleged that a teacher fondled her and tried to seduce her by sending her roses and romantic letters, according...

Capitol High Girl Injured in Stabbing (5-12)
A 16-year old used a box cutter to slice the face of another 16-year old.

Violence in School Increases (undated)
Quotes an Andrew Jackson Middle School science teacher (Who later mocked me over my attempts to oppose evolutionism.) as saying that during a Shelter in Place", "Three different boys were standing up cussing, knocking desks to the floor...one eight grader was saying he had to have a cigarette now!" The teacher took them to the office and while he was gone "several other kids simply left." He said, "It's a reflection of our society in general." One AJ teacher broke up a fight and that kid threatened to come back and blow the teacher away. The WVEA (teacher union) attorney recalled a 1988 Gilmer County incident of a student with a loaded gun in class saying he would kill the teacher. The attorney said there were 257 weapons violations in schools last year across the state.

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1999

Evolution Battles
The evolution battles continued this year. For details see “Grievance” and “Evolution Resolution”.

Marlinton student threatens teachers (9-27)
About 50 students went home from Marlinton Middle School on Friday after a student made a verbal threat to a teacher and then the principal,

Fired teacher's suit alleges fraud (8-31)
A former Kanawha County teacher fired in 1991 for allegedly molesting a junior high school student and offering $150 for sex with another girl has filed suit against an assistant superintendent, saying she embezzled money...

Putnam County teacher quits amid allegations (5-23)
A Putnam County teacher has resigned after being accused of videotaping a female student undressing in a school locker room, county school board members said Saturday.

Harrison student had talked of killing (4-29)
…an Internet "hit list" of 11 students under the heading, " Liberty High School must die." - An unidentified 18-year-old Grafton High School student in Taylor County drew up an attack plan that included a map of the school, a list of...

Grafton student faces expulsion over threats (4-28)
…to charge an 18-year-old student who drew up an attack plan that included a map of the school and a "hit list." The Grafton High School student faces an expulsion hearing today because his attack plan also listed weapons needed and...

How safe are our schools? Educators focus on prevention (4-26)
An elementary school student threatened to bash Linda Davis' face with a baseball bat last year.

1998

Evolution Battles
This is the year the evolution battles began. For details see “The Evolution Resolution”.

2nd-grader brings gun to school (5-25)
…and slipping it into his teacher's backpack, where it went undiscovered for nearly two weeks, a school official says. The boy's teacher found the semiautomatic pistol in her bag last Wednesday at Jefferson Elementary School, Wood County...

Teen Moms (5-8)
Between 1989-1995 the percentage of births to unmarried girls age 10-19 increased by 83%!

Teen brings gun to school, is suspended (5-8)
The 15-year-old student carried the 32-caliber weapon into a classroom at Frankfort High School, where another student told a teacher about the gun.

Teacher allegedly molested boy (5-7)
Charleston police have not been able to substantiate allegations that an elementary school teacher sexually molested a 12-year-old student, though the investigation is in its early stages and is continuing.

1997

Student sets off pepper spray at school (12-11)
A student discharged pepper spray inside a Hampshire County school Wednesday, sending 49 students and a teacher to a hospital complaining of upset stomachs and burning eyes and throats, authorities said.

Teacher charged in assault of student (11-12)
A junior high school teacher has been charged with the sexual assault of a former female student, police said…a social studies teacher at South Junior High School who has worked in Monongalia County...

Three parents sue Elk teacher, board (9-17)
Three parents have filed lawsuits against the Kanawha County school board and a teacher who was suspended after parents accused her of verbal and physical abuse toward students. Lisa Austin, the former special education teacher at...

Bomb Defused at High School (4-16)
Authorities defused a bomb in a Point Pleasant high school locker.

CAPITAL TEACHER SUSPENDED, ACCUSED OF SEX HARASSMENT (3-26)
A Capital High School teacher has been suspended with pay for allegedly sexually harassing a student, school officials said.

SUIT ACCUSES TEACHER OF MOLESTING 5TH-GRADER (2-27)
...lawyer, had no comment about the case. Last year, he filed a lawsuit against the school system on behalf of another female student, alleging sexual abuse by a teacher and a cover-up by Kanawha County school officials.

1996

COMPLAINTS ABOUT TEACHER SPAN 6 YEARS (11-20)
…was a 12-year-old student at Sharon Dawes Elementary School when teacher …got mad at him for moving around at his desk…. (She) took (him) into the...

TEACHER REINSTATED DESPITE ALLEGATION (9-27)
For the second time in two years, a Sissonville Middle School teacher was fired by the Kanawha County school board, then reinstated by the state grievance board. In 1995, teacher… was fired for allegedly touching a student...

RALEIGH SCHOOL BOARD APPEALS RULING ON TEACHER (9-4)
...on leave in 1992 after he was twice charged with driving under the influence. During one incident, he had a 16-year-old female student in his vehicle, the petition alleged.

DUPONT INSTRUCTOR ACCUSED OF FONDLING (8-30)
The Kanawha County school board fired a teacher accused of fondling one of his students at DuPont Junior High.

TEACHER PLEADS INNOCENT TO BATTERY (8-12)
A Frankfort High School teacher accused of pushing a student's head into a locker and pillar has pleaded innocent to a battery charge. County...

BOY SUSPENDED FOR PUNCHING TEACHER (5-31)
…sixth-grader who punched a physical education instructor has been suspended for a year. The Barackville Elementary-Middle School teacher had intervened May 13 when the boy threatened another student with a hockey stick, said Dennis...

Jarvis Irate about Alleged School Attack (5-30)
The new Board member was upset because a 7th grade girl at Roosevelt Junior High had been sexually abused by another student.

PUTNAM EXPELS STUDENT IMPLICATED IN ASSAULT (4-30)
A Putnam County middle- school student has been expelled for allegedly assaulting a teacher, trespassing on school property and being under the influence of an unidentified substance at Winfield High School last week.

COURT REFUSES TO HEAR BOND CASE (3-15)
…for a former Cabell County teacher who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge stemming from allegations she sexually abused a female student.

POTPOURRI (3-18)
Last week the state Supreme Court ordered a woman Cabell County teacher into jail for molesting a student.

OUR DIRTY LITTLE SECRET (3-3)
…real sexy. Maybe when you come over, I'll attack you (just kidding)." -Excerpt from a letter from Herbert Hoover High School teacher…to his civics student…. It started in 1988 when (she) was in eighth...

Stonewall Safety to be Addressed (undated)

A mentally retarded female student had sex in the school basement. She was missing for 50 minutes. A mentally impaired student was body-slammed by a substitute teacher. A boy was stabbed behind the school. A student struck a teacher with a belt.

1995

Safe Schools Act Doesn’t Please All (12-11)
An Elkview Middle School student was expelled for handling a gun at school.

STUDENT SUSPENDED FOR BURNING BOY'S SHIRT WITH LIGHTER (10-29)
…his parents, however, agreed it was an accident, Miller said Friday. Schools Superintendent Lyn Guy said the Peterstown Middle School student possessed a dangerous weapon at school. She refused to identify the weapon or the student....

TEACHER ACCUSED OF TOUCHING STUDENT REINSTATED FOR NOW (10-27)
A Kanawha County teacher who allegedly touched an eighth-grade student on the buttocks can return to his job, a Circuit Court judge ruled Thursday.

SCHOOL BOARD EXPELS STUDENT FROM JOHN ADAMS (9-30)
The Kanawha County school board expelled a John Adams student for one year after she allegedly assaulted a teacher, officials said.

County to Offer Several Options to Fight Dropouts (5-30)
Kanawha County wanted to get “disruptive and violent students out of the regular classroom. The county dropout rate for 1994-95 was 21% and projected at 24% for the coming year.

TEACHER INJURED BREAKING UP FIGHT (4-7)
A John Adams Junior High School teacher who tried to break up a student fight ended up on the injured list. Principal Thomas Kidd said two male seventh-graders got in a fight during a class break Thursday morning.

Kanawha Schools on Probation (4-4)
This was the second year in a row due to lo basic skill test scores.

TEACHER TO APPEAL FIRING OVER ALLEGED LOVE LETTERS (3-15)
Many East Bank residents say the high school has had past problems with teacher-student romances. Last year, (a) coach and teacher quit amid allegations he dated...

DISCIPLINE HEARING HELD FOR TEACHER (3-8)
An East Bank High School teacher accused of sexual harassment by one of his students faced a disciplinary hearing at the Board of Education on Tuesday. (He), also serves on the Pratt City Council, allegedly wrote sexually...

MARION STUDENT APPEALS ASSAULT CONVICTION (2-25)
A North Marion High School student convicted of assault in a fight between black and white students asked the state Supreme Court on Tuesday to overturn his conviction.

School Officials Focus on Violence (2-14)
This involved the State Legislature.

TEACHER CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ABUSE (2-11)
A Barboursville Middle School teacher was charged with sexually abusing a former female student, police said…is accused of abusing the teen-ager, now 16, in February and November...

THREE LOGAN STUDENTS SUSPENDED (1-28)
They will be eligible to return next January. A Logan High School student was suspended when he allegedly placed his hands around the neck of language arts teacher...

TEACHER ACCUSED OF SEX ASSAULT (1-19)
A substitute teacher and former scoutmaster was arrested on charges he sexually assaulted a male student last spring at the school and a Boy Scout camp, state police said Wednesday.

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1994

STUDENT, 11, ARRESTED FOR MAKING THREAT (12-17)
An 11-year-old student at Beverly Hills Middle School was charged Friday with misdemeanor assault after threatening to bring a gun to school and blow off his teacher's head, city police said.

Area Students Expelled for Carrying Guns (10-9)
Two George Washington High and one Capitol High student brought them to football games.

STUDENTS DISMISSED AFTER PARENTS PROTEST (9-23)
A Shepherdstown Junior High School teacher charged with kicking a seventh-grader was ordered to stay away from the boy as part of a...

BOARD UPHOLDS IAEGER COACH'S FIRING OVER IMPROPER TOUCHING (8-17)
The firing of a Southern West Virginia school coach for improperly touching a 12-year-old female student was upheld Tuesday by the state Employees Grievance Board…was a physical education teacher at Iaeger Elementary...

TEACHER ACCUSED OF USING HANDCUFFS (2-23)
A McDowell County elementary school teacher accused of handcuffing a special education student in class faces a disciplinary hearing Friday.

Scores Bring Both Good, Bad News (2-13)
The CTBS (standardized test) scores were up, but have not caught up to the national average.

1993

TEACHER SCREAMS AT KIDS, PARENTS CHARGE (11-13)
The mother of a Rand Elementary School student said a psychiatrist told her to remove her son from class after he complained that his teacher screamed at students. Other parents also told of rocky relations with the teacher.

SOME POLICIES IN PLACE TO DEAL WITH SEX ABUSE IN SCHOOLS (10-20)
But the alleged sexual abuse of students is nothing new.

ABUSE CLAIMS SENT TO PROSECUTOR (9-3)
A former Hayes Junior High School student sent Kanawha County prosecutors a detailed account of sexual abuse she claimed occurred at the St. Albans school in the 1970s. (The student), who says she was sexually abused by former Hayes...

GUN MADNESS (5-19) 93
At Princeton High School, a 15-year-old student with a pistol and a sawed-off shotgun held his teacher and 17 classmates hostage for nearly two hours...

TEACHER PLEADS INNOCENT TO CHARGE (2-19)
A former Jefferson County high school teacher pleaded innocent to a charge he repeatedly molested a teen-age boy in the late 1970s.

Teacher, pupil suspended in knife incident (2-1)
LOGAN (AP) - A Logan Middle Schoolteacher is accused of confiscating a knife then giving it back to the pupil who brought it to school. Logan County Schools Superintendent Ray Woolsey says the teacher faces termination and the pupil...

PARENT OF TEEN BEATEN IN FIGHT WANTS PRINCIPAL FIRED (1-29)
The mother of a Poca High School student severely beaten by another student at school last week is calling for the dismissal of...

1992

TWO STUDENTS SUSPENDED IN SHOVING (2-7)
Kanawha County school officials have suspended a student who shoved a teacher to the ground this week. The same boy was banned from school last fall for carrying a gun.

CLASSROOM GUNFIRE WOUNDS MCDOWELL TEEN (1-18)
A McDowell County high school student was charged with shooting a classmate Friday, while an Eastern Panhandle man held police at bay for more than an hour at his parents' home before surrendering peacefully

RANDOLPH COUNTY TEACHER DISMISSED OVER SEX CHARGE (4-8)
The Randolph County Board of Education's decision to dismiss a North Elementary School special education teacher without back pay will be appealed, his attorney said Tuesday.

GIRL BACK IN CLASS AFTER GUN INCIDENT (4-1)
A Putnam County middle school student is back in class after being suspended for taking a gun to school. The Hurricane Middle School student was suspended Feb. 19 after other students reported she had taken the weapon to...

MEETING DISCUSSES SCHOOL VIOLENCE (2-7) Two Dupont Junior High School teachers related that fear. (Two teachers) said a student at their school struck a teacher in the ribs and school officials could not permanently expell the child.

1991

TEACHER WHO HIT STUDENT IS REASSIGNED (12-4)
…was reassigned after admitting he hit a student, county schools Superintendent Manuel Arvon said Tuesday. (The) Peytona Grade School teacher… "has admitted hitting the student but said it was an accident," Arvon said. The superintendent...

Three Expelled for Junior High Gun Incident (10-29)
The incident occurred at Dunbar JHS. This brought the number expelled for possessing firearms this school year to 10, just 4 shy of last year's total.

Gun Report Shocks School Board (10-18)
"The Kanawha County School Board meeting turned somber as school officials cited dozens of recent incidents involving students with drugs and weapons." One 12-year old elementary student had a loaded gun, $3000 of crack, and $1500 in cash. During this meeting several opponents of consolidation demonstrated by chanting, blocking traffic, and blowing car horns.

School Board Expels Three Students for Year (10-3)
Saint Albans High gun incident.

Gun Sale at School Leads to Teen’s Arrest (9-25)
Saint Albans High

UPSHUR BOARD FIRES TEACHER (7-4)
A Buckhannon middle school science teacher charged with having sex with a 14-year-old student has been fired, officials said. The Upshur County school board voted this week to dismiss (her), from her post at Buckhannon-Upshur...

BECKLEY TEACHER REFUTES CHARGE (3-22)
…pleaded innocent to a battery charge stemming from an alleged attack on a 17-year-old student, authorities said…a biology teacher and the Beckley school's head baseball coach, was released on bond following...

INCIDENT AT JUNIOR HIGH STILL BEING INVESTIGATED (2-16)
Police haven't arrested anyone in the case of a Roosevelt Junior High student who told school officials she was sexually assaulted by a male teacher earlier this week. The student involved is a 14-year-old female freshman, according...

Law laid Down for Schools (1-3)
Governor Capterton revealed the state’s new code of conduct.

1990

Children Ordered to Scrub Bathroom (12-9)
Several 4th graders at Sharon Dawes Elementary were punished for not turning in an art paper.

RANDOLPH TEACHER FACES MORE CHARGES (10-18)
A Randolph County elementary school teacher who was indicted last month on a sexual-assault charge was arrested Wednesday on a similar charge, authorities said.

DUNBAR TEACHER MAY STEP DOWN (8-31)
A Dunbar Elementary School teacher with a troubled record in disciplining her students is "considering her options" and may leave the school system, sources said Thursday. Parents are worried that she won't be able to control students...

HARRISON TEACHER ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL ABUSE (8-9)
A Harrison County junior high school teacher was charged with three counts of sexual abusing a 16-year-old former student.

Everyone at Education Summit Lists More Money as Solution 6-26)
“More cash is the key.” Said the president of the NEA (teacher union)

Thaw Is Hinted In School Strike in West Virginia (3-10)
http://www.nytimes.com/1990/03/10/us/thaw-is-hinted-in-school-strike-in-west-virginia.html
From the article: “The State Board of Education said the walkout, mainly over pay, had closed all schools in 24 of the state's 55 counties and had left schools badly understaffed in other counties. At least 100,000 pupils, about a third of the state enrollment, were unable to attend classes because of the walkout… Earlier this week, the West Virginia Attorney General, Roger Tompkins, warned teachers that they could be suspended, dismissed or charged with a misdemeanor for walking off the job. ‘'A strike or work stoppage by teachers constitutes an attack upon the most important duty and function of this state’… While concerns about money had been building among teachers for some time, they did not crest until a month ago, after Governor Caperton said in his annual budget address that there would be no raise this year. Within days, thousands of teachers descended on the state Capitol, marching noisily through legislative halls and threatening to strike.” Karl’s comment: A lot of those protesting teachers would sneer at the 1974 textbook protesters.

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1989

(Misc Headline) (10-15)
…who was fired as a state policeman because he left his duty station for a short period of time and beat his wife, is a substitute teacher in Nicholas County.

State Hiring Eight to Help Cut Teen Pregnancies (5-4)
In 1987 West Virginia had the highest teen birth rate in the United States. In 1987 there were 48 mothers between 10 to 14 and 3,771 between 15 to 19.

Students suspended for gun, knives (3-25)
…this month after a gun and knives were found at two Charleston schools, authorities said.

KISSING HAMLIN TEACHER PROTESTING EVALUATION (2-28)
A Lincoln County elementary teacher who admitted kissing a sixth grade student has protested his principal's subsequent reprimand and poor evaluation.

Boy put in closet as school's punishment (1-28)
…parent volunteer at Bradley Elementary School said she opened a closet door by mistake last week only to find a special education student sitting inside for punishment. Raleigh County Superintendent of Schools Tom McNeel said..

1988

Students suspended for five more days (12-8)
A Mullens Junior High School student who brought a gun to school last week, and two classmates who tried to help him hide it, have been suspended for another five days, school officials said Wednesday.

TEACHER GUILTY OF DISTRIBUTING POT (11-17)
A Mingo County junior high school teacher and assistant football coach was convicted Wednesday of smoking marijuana with juvenile students at his home last year.

MOVIE SHOWING ANGERS EAST BANK PARENTS (11-11)
About half the student body at East Bank High School attended a showing of an R-rated movie at the school Thursday, angering some parents who claimed the film had satanic overtones.

Fayette teacher pleads no contest to sex abuse
(10-29)
In Fayette County Magistrate Court a former Gauley Bridge Middle School teacher pleaded no contest Friday to third-degree sexual abuse of a student

SCHOOL SHAM (9-2)
...every state's pupils rate above average. Now, similarly, the label "honor student" turns out to be a sham at one Kanawha County school, Alum Creek Elementary.

FIRED TEACHER TESTIFIES IN SUIT AGAINST BOARD (7-31)
…was suspended from teaching and coaching duties by Sentelle in December 1984 after he and…also a teacher and coach at the school, were accused of assaulting Logan High student...

TEACHER CHARGED WITH DUI BEGINS REHABILITATION (7-8)
A Spring Hill Elementary School teacher arrested for drunken driving and possession of cocaine has entered a drug rehabilitation program.

Students disciplined for homemade bombs (3-12)
…hearing held for the students last week, officials learned they planned to put the bombs in or near a teacher's car.

51 Problems are found with Schools in Matewan ( 1-8)
That was found during an investigation, by state school officials, of this Mingo County system.

UPSHUR TEACHER FOUND GUILTY OF ASSAULT (1-8)
An Upshur County elementary schoolteacher has been found guilty of assault and battery of a high- school student.

1987

RALEIGH TEACHER CHARGED WITH BATTERY (11-19)
…were made by the mother of a student who the teacher contends was making an obscene gesture…alleges Liberty High School health teacher…bent her 15-year-old son's finger back, pushed him several times and...

SCHOOL BOARD TO APPEAL TEACHER'S REINSTATEMENT (11-10)
The Pocahontas County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to appeal the ordered reinstatement of a high school teacher who was arrested on marijuana charges four years ago.

Chief of New School Program Controversial (10-8)
“The director of a new positive thinking program for WV school children has a history of controversy in several states over his offbeat teaching methods.” This was for another magical sham called POPS (Power of Positive Students.)

MOTEL INCIDENT DESCRIBED IN TEACHER'S OHIO TRIAL (9-23)
A student of (a) former Blennerhassett Junior High Schoolteacher... said Tuesday he and his (female) teacher had sexual intercourse four times one night last year at a motel in Marietta, Ohio.

NO HAZING COVER-UP, CALWELL VOWS (9-16)
…he would not publicly comment on it. Nevertheless, Beaver said, "Every parent has a right to send their child to school without fear that student will be subjected to harassment or physical harm."

Education Study Groups as Numerous as the Problems (8-11)
This as about more efforts to solve public school messes.

TEACHER GUILTY OF INDECENT EXPOSURE (7-24)
An elementary school teacher and former Randolph County " Teacher of the Year" has been convicted of indecent exposure and he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in Elkins Municipal Court, police and court officials said....

MARIJUANA-RELATED SUSPENSIONS FALL IN COUNTY (7-16)
…High School, 23 students were suspended this past school year for drug or alcohol offenses. Alum Creek Elementary School, where one student was suspended for alcohol use, was the only elementary school cited for drug or alcohol-related...

Ex-Governor, Judge to Lead Education Panel (7-2)
Another effort to examine WV education problems.

JURORS STILL OUT IN TEACHER'S TRIAL (6-26)
County Circuit Court jury ended 20 hours of deliberations Thursday without reaching a verdict in the trial of a junior high school teacher accused of having sex with a student. Wood County Chief Circuit Judge Joseph Handlan sent the...

Number of Students Giving Birth Rises (6-15)
"The number of Kanawha County students who gave birth during the last year has increased." The county was having "more and more 14 and 15-year ols having children." 160 girls carried their babies to term (128 last year). Abortions were not counted.

BOONE TEACHER ANGRY OVER SUSPENSION VOTE (3-23)
They voted on March 12 to suspend (her), president of the Boone County Education Association and an English teacher at Scott High School in Madison, for three weeks without pay for immoral conduct, according to Kenneth Mabe,

POLICE TAKE LOADED HANDGUN FROM STUDENT (3-17)
St. Albans police confiscated a loaded handgun Monday from a junior high school student who vowed revenge after being taunted by a classmate last week. A police spokeswoman said the 14-year-old boy was immediately suspended from school....

Texts Banned in Alabama used in WV Schools (3-10)
“Nearly half of the textbooks banned in an Alabama Federal Court for ‘secular humanism’ have been approved for use in WV schools. “Gerald Perry, coordinator of the textbook adoption for the state, said ‘Secualr humanism has been around for years…What does it mean?”

ELEMENTARY STUDENT SUES SCHOOL BOARD (2-19)
A student at Glenwood Elementary School in Charleston has sued the county Board of Education for negligence in allowing a teacher to use a "passive restraint technique" that broke the child's arm.

1986

New Approaches to Attract Teachers (12-25)
From the article: “The state did a sample testing of existing teachers and 38 percent of those flunked reading and 31percent flunked math. If the passing score had been three points higher, one half of those tested would have flunked.” Karl’s comment: This was an op-ed about the need to get qualified teachers in West Virginia. What leaps out is that government school supporters say parents are too dumb to teach—baloney!

EX-TEACHER PLEADS GUILTY TO CHILD PORN CHARGES (10-24)
A former school teacher is facing up to 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charge.

Education Spending Doubles in Decade (10-9)
“Spending for education in WV has doubled in the past decade while the number of students has dropped.”

FAYETTEVILLE TEACHER PLEADS GUILTY; RESIGNS (10-8)
A Fayetteville Middle School teacher resigned and pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor…pleaded guilty to giving wine and beer to a 13-year-old...

EXPOSURE CHARGES AGAINST TEACHER DROPPED (9-19)
A former Berkeley Springs High School teacher will not face trial on indecent exposure charges because the alleged victims decided not to testify

Fayette School Chief Resigns Before Plea (7-19)
Possession of marijuana.

STUDENT SUSPENSIONS FOR DRUGS DOUBLES (7-16)
There are 37,608 students in the county system. James Morris, the school system's director of student affairs, said the increase in suspensions for drug and alcohol could not be attributed to a single cause.

TEACHER SAYS SHE'LL BE MORE CAREFUL OF QUOTES (6-24)
…under investigation for preaching religion in the classroom, said she must be more careful from now on…a Hinton High School teacher, is being investigated by the West Virginia Civil Liberties Union for allegedly quoting...(Bible verses?)

TEACHER INDICTED ON SEXUAL ABUSE CHARGES (5-23)
A substitute school teacher indicted on charges that he sexually abused three grade school girls is to be arraigned May 30. A Ritchie County grand jury indicted Charles Jackson, 46, of Salem on three counts of first-degree sexual abuse...

FAIRMONT STUDENT CHARGED IN DRUG CASE (5-20)
A North Marion High School student is facing charges that he sold marijuana at the Fairmont school…of Joetown was charged Friday with delivery of a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver...

TEACHER GUILTY OF BATTERY (4-26)
A Putnam County teache4-26r has been found guilty of the battery of an elementary school student….a physical education teacher at Conner Street Elementary School at Hurricane, was found guilty April 19 by Putnam...

Ex-Iaeger teacher under investigation (4-26)
A former Iaeger Elementary School physical education teacher is being investigated for allegedly striking a second-grade student. The McDowell County Board of Education and the state Department of Human Services are looking into the...

Teacher who taped mouths has resigned (3-22)
The Lincoln County Board of Education will take no further action against the Hamlin Elementary School substitute teacher who admitted taping shut the mouths of her fifth grade students.

School Board’s Suit Silences Richwood (3-19)
The BOE sued 9 citizens. “People here don’t want to talk to reporters about the Nicholas County Board of Education. They’re afraid they’ll get sued.”

Most Say More Discipline, Testing Needed in Schools (1-10)
This was a statewide survey and an example of the public speaking but never being heard.

1985

DISCIPLINE A CONCERN (12-19)
As a teacher with 20 years experience in the public school system, I am genuinely concerned about my fellow teachers and their plight with discipline problems in the classroom. The problems are created by antics of students who systematically...

HURRICANE TEACHER CHARGED IN ASSAULT (11-15)
A Hurricane Elementary School teacher was charged this week with the assault and battery of an 11-year-old student, police said. ..a physical education teacher at Conner Street Elementary School, was arrested...

EX-TEACHER SENTENCED IN SEXUAL MISCONDUCT (11-5)
A former Jefferson High School teacher was sentenced Monday in Charles Town to one year in jail for having sex with a 16-year-old female student. Stephen Holmes of Shepherdstown had been convicted last month of sexual misconduct…

Loaded handgun found in boy's school bag (11-3)
…a weapons violation, it was reported Saturday. Police on Friday charged the 13-year-old boy, a student at Jefferson Junior High School, with carrying a pistol without a license, a misdemeanor for first-time offenders. The handgun was...

Bible Classes Don’t Conform, McNeel Says (11-2)
A Mercer County Bible class program did not make it because superintendent McNeel said, “There are no teachers certified in Bible.”

The Public Schools: Hope for the Future, Headache for Today (10-22)
“Since 1980 business people have become so concerned about graduates who cannot figure or read or write…” State Superintendent Marockie “gts excited when he talks about his plans to improve education.” They wanted more money.

TEACHER CHARGED IN SEXUAL ASSAULT, BATTERY (9-17)
A Kanawha City Elementary School teacher was arrested Monday afternoon on charges of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old… (she)was charged with two counts of third-degree sexual assault.

HAMLIN TEACHER-FELON'S CASE TO BE CONSIDERED (8-3)
A state education official says he expects to receive details within a week regarding the case of a Hamlin High School teacher who was hired while on probation for a felony

14 School Systems Fail to Meet Standards (7-28)
“All 14 of the county school systems evaluated by the State Education Department this year have failed to meet standards.”

Teacher's Showing of Horror Movie Upsets Parents (7-18)
"The Shining" was shown to a special education class at Jefferson (County) High School.

Schools Report Increase in Students Giving Birth (7-17)
61 Kanawha County junior high school girls gave birth during the 1984-85 school year. 156 high school girls gave birth. The number of abortions was unknown.

BECKLEY TEACHER GUILTY OF SEX ABUSE (6-11)
A junior high school teacher has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy…an English teacher at Park Junior High School in Beckley, was placed on two years of probation after pleading guilty Friday to...

Principal of the Year Reprimanded in Mercer (5-4)
He was accused of excessive and abusive paddling.

Teacher Temporarily Removed (5-1)
A Gauley Bridge Elementary teacher was accused of mistreating her students.

ACTION TAKEN AGAINST TEACHER, LAWYER SAYS (4-30)
The attorney for an elementary school teacher convicted of battery for paddling a student says he believes the Ohio County Board of Education has already taken action against his client, despite a pending appeal.

TUCKER TEACHER, PRINCIPAL SUED (4-30)
The parents of a second-grade student are suing an elementary school teacher and the Tucker County Board of Education because they say their son was beaten up by two other children in a classroom.

TWO REMOVED IN SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE (4-05)
…in the county school system following charges that he molested an 11-year-old special education student during school hours. A teacher at Chafin Grade School was removed from the classroom pending reassignment while an investigation...

School Searched for Drugs (2-28)
Parkersburg high school had marijuana found.

FIRED TEACHER TO GET $120,000 (2-20)
The Marion County Board of Education has agreed to pay more than $120,000 to a Rivesville High School teacher who was fired in 1980 for showing obscene cartoons to her art class.

STUDENT SUSPENSIONS REACH FIVE-YEAR HIGH IN 1984-85 (1-31)
If the problem persists, Morris said, a variety of steps can be taken, including sending a student to Cabell, a school designed for students who require individual instruction....

LOGAN TEST RESULTS NOT DISCLOSED (1-18)
Authorities involved in the administering of lie detector tests to two principals in the Logan High School coach- student assault case are not disclosing results of the tests State police gave the tests to head basketball...

GAULEY BRIDGE PARENTS NOT SATISFIED WITH REPORT (1-3)
Though the principal of Gauley Bridge Elementary School has been monitoring the class of a teacher accused of child abuse, parents of the children are still not satisfied, according to Department of Human Services Commissioner Ed Burdette....

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1984

Drugs, Alcohol Cause Suspension of 242 Students in Kanawha County (8-15)
In 1982-83 there were 252. In 1981-82 there were 288. In 1980-81 there were 252.

New Education Programs Make for Optimism (3-23)
“ West Virginia may soon be able to ‘stop apologizing for its education system’, said State Superintendent Roy Truby.” The state was getting more money.

1983

Putnam Schools Fight Drug Abuse (10-12)
The PTA Council president said, “I realize there are drug problems in Putnam County schools.”

Education History through Rose Colored Glasses (8-10)
This was about the National Committee on Education’s Report Card (See my articles.) on the condition of public education in America. To put it mildly the report showed that funding had increased while performance decreased.

1981

243 Students Cited for Drug, Alcohol Use (7-16)
This was only in Kanawha County. Only 9 of them were repeat offenders.

Education panel does not Address School Bargaining (1-30)
Yet another big-wig group trying to solve public school problems. This group minly talked about money.

1980

42 Students Have Been Suspended by Schools for Drug, Alcohol Use (12-5)
This was just in Kanawha County since the beginning of the school year –4 months!

State School System Fighting Booze, Drugs (9-14)
County superintendents were concerned statewide.

Alcohol Said Top Problem in Schools (1-25)
A Daily Mail survey found that 10% of 42, 000 (that’s 4200) students use drugs during the school day.

Schools Plan ‘Get Tough’ Drug Policy (1-11)
Superintend Kittles said he “wants to crack down on the drug problem in Kanawha County schools.”

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1979

Dogs to Sniff out Drugs (10-29)
“Police dogs will be called to stem a drug problem in Kanawha County schools.”

Sunday Gazette-Mail (9-23)
From the article: “(Superintendent Robert Kittle said) “There is no question we have problems with drugs and alcohol.” Karl’s comment: See the next entry.

Fight Involving Two Girls Empties Stonewall (9-14)
One student was injured and several police responded to the fracus.

SJHS Student Hurt in Fight (1-23)
The Stonewall Jackson High School student was in Charleston General Hospital.

1978

Student Murdered

On February 9, 1978, a 15-year-old student was shot and killed at Hayes Junior High School in St. Albans, W. Va., a small community located about 13 miles outside of Charleston, W. Va. The alleged assailant, a 14-year-old classmate, was identified by seven different eyewitnesses and was arrested by police soon after the incident.

http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=us&vol=443&invol=97

Talk of Drugs More Open, City Educators Say (10-30)
From the article: “‘When I first came here five years ago, we had a major drug problem and no one wanted to admit it,’ said Bertha Cline, 56, a Stonewall Jackson High School guidance counselor….‘I think about 95 peercent of the kids here use marijuana,’ said senior Kendall Sutler, 17, the school’s student council president…Woodrow Wilson Junior High School principal John Clendenin and two students said marijuana use during school hours isn’t unusual…‘It doesn’t shock me (a 12 year old 7 th grader) said, ‘It was used in elementary school.’…(At Charleston High School marijuana is smoked) ‘during the morning break, during lunch, and after school.’…The only school principal denying use of drugs by students was Martha Carey, principal of Roosevelt Junior High school...Two students, however, disagreed with their principal.” Karl’s comment: I guarantee you the school officials wouldn’t have allowed the kids to get “high on Jesus”.

Schools Facing Major Problem in Pregnancies (4-24)
“In Kanawha County the number of school age girls who become pregnant is growing at an alarming rate.” In 1976 20.4% of births were to mothers aged 10-19. There were 11 births to girls aged 10-14!

1977

Drugs New Fact of Life at Local Schools (10-14)
“What’s the big deal?” asked one high school senior. He was typical of most students interviewed.

Underground Newspaper ‘Filth’, GW Principal Says (9-2)
A student newspaper laced with 4-letter words and references to beer parties and marijuana smoking was circulating at George Washington High School. Note: On 9-14-1974 GW students walked out saying there was nothing wrong with the protested textbooks.

1976

Not researched at this time.

1975

Not researched at this time.

Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains.  A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles. (http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quotes_by/patrick+henry)

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