• Fla. Teacher May Be Fired For Disciplining Students With Dog Collar

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    Laurie Bailey-Cutkomp, Florida Teacher fired for dog collars

    Source: NewOne.com

    ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. — A Florida high school science teacher faces dismissal amid allegations that she used a “cone of shame” dog collar to discipline students.

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    Pasco County schools superintendent Heather Fiorentino has recommended firing 47-year-old Laurie Bailey-Cutkomp for putting a dog collar (pictured) on at least eight of her ninth graders on two days in April.

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    The collar was reportedly the type used to prevent animals from licking themselves after surgery. “Cone of shame” is a reference to the animated film “Up,” which Bailey-Cutkomp had previously shown to students.

    Zephyrhills High administrators learned of the allegations, after seeing the students’ photos on Facebook. Parents tipped off the school.Laurie Bailey-Cutkomp florida teacher may get fired for putting dog collars on children

    She has requested a hearing before the School Board to appeal the superintendent’s decision. A telephone message left for Bailey-Cutkomp by the Associated Press wasn’t immediately returned.

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