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

Comments:  | Leave A Comment

Laurie Bailey-Cutkomp, Florida Teacher fired for dog collars ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. — A Florida high school science teacher faces dismissal amid allegations that she used a “cone of shame” dog collar to discipline students.

SEE ALSO: 55K Twitter Passwords Leaked

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.
Want to Keep Up With NewsOne.com? LIKE Us On Facebook!

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.

Sound off!

Join the Conversation! Share on Facebook!

Tags:

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,646 other followers