Teacher who police say strangled students resigns
A Connecticut math coach faces criminal charges resulting from a "martial arts chokehold" demonstration on 5th grade children. Why schools can't teach "Slavery was wrong." Plus, ethics trouble for AOC
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CONNECTICUT TEACHER RESIGNS FOLLOWING ARREST FOR CHOKEHOLD: A math coach was arrested last week after police say she demonstrated a martial arts "chokehold" on three 5th-grade students, one of whom passed out. Stefanie Sanabria, 50, of Danbury, Conn., has now resigned, said officials at the Brookside Elementary School. —The Hour
Sanabria was charged with second-degree strangulation, first-degree reckless endangerment and risk of injury to a minor, according to Norwalk Deputy Police Chief Terry Blake, who said she "demonstrated a martial arts chokehold on three 5th-grade students in class."
A school nurse treated one of the students, who “lost consciousness as a result of Sanabria’s actions," Blake said. "Fortunately, the student did not sustain any permanent injury," according to a school spokersperson.
Following Sanabria’s arrest at her Danbury home, her bond was set at $20,000, and she is due to appear in court on Friday, March 10, Blake said.
AMERICANS KIDNAPPED IN MEXICO: The search is on for four U.S. citizens who were assaulted and kidnapped by gunmen in northeastern Mexico on Friday. A U.S. official with knowledge of the investigation told CNN it’s a case of mistaken identity. The Americans had traveled to the border city of Matamoros for medical procedures, the official said. —CNN
“COP CITY” CLASH AND VANDALISM IN ATLANTA LEADS TO ARREST OF 23 PROTESTERS, CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC TERORRISM: ABC News
ANOTHER TRAIN DERAILMENT IN OHIO, BY SAME RAIL COMPANY: NPR
TURBULENCE KILLS WOMAN PASSENGER ON PRIVATE JET: WFSB-TV
MORE SNOW ON THE WAY FOR TRAPPED SOUTHERN CALIFORNIANS: CNN
D.C. TRIES TO AVOID EMBARRASSMENT BY WITHDRAWING CRIME BILL: Washington Post
CT DEMOCRATS FIGHT TO TIGHTEN STATE GUN LAWS, RAISE MINIMUM AGE TO PURCHASE: WTNH-TV
MASSACHUSETTS WOMAN MURDERED IN 1978 FINALLY IDENTIFIED: ABC News
UKRAINE MILITARY VOWS TO HOLD BAKHMUT AS RUSSIANS CLOSE IN: A.P.
RUSSIANS COMPLAIN LACK OF AMMO, CALLS IT “BETRAYAL:” The Daily Beast
TWITTER OUTAGE, EPISODE XVIII: CNN
TESLA CUTS PRICES ON 2 MODELS, STILL OUTRAGEOUSLY EXPENSIVE: CNBC
AOC, HER MET GALA DRESS AND NOW AN ETHICS INVESTIGATION: NYT
MEET THE GUY WHO FACED DOWN MTG ON HER ELECTION LIES: CNN
FACT CHECK FINDS DONALD TRUMP CPAC SPEECH FULL OF LIES: CNN
TEXAS PROPERTY TAX RELIEF BILL EXCLUDES DIVORCEES, LGBTQ+: The Hill
WHO’S TO BLAME FOR THE $31 TRILLION NATIONAL DEBT? Note the huge spike starting when Donald Trump became president. —Washington Post
CONGRESSIONAL EQUALITY CAUCUS SLAMS PROPOSED FEDERAL TRANS ATHLETE BAN: Washington Blade
VANDALS PAINT “RON DeFASCIST” ON REAGAN LIBRARY SIGN IN ANTICIPATION OF FLORIDA GOVERNOR’S VISIT: Los Angeles Blade
FLORIDA GOP WORKING TO ADVANCE DeSANTIS AGENDA: NYT
STATE A.G.’S SAY DeSANTIS IS VIOLATING TRANS STUDENTS’ RIGHTS: L.A. Blade
NEW BILL WOULD GIVE FLORIDA PARENTS RIGHT TO REMOVE KIDS IN CUSTODY BATTLE IF BELIEVED TO BE TRANSITIONING: L.A. Blade
“SLAVERY WAS WRONG” AND 5 OTHER THINGS TEACHERS CAN NO LONGER TEACH: Washington Post
News From Spaaaace
PRESIDENTS IN SPACE (KINDA SORTA): The space burial company, Celestis, announced that it will be adding the symbolic remains of George Washington, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan to their upcoming deep space remembrance Enterprise Flight, launching from Cape Canaveral, Florida on May 4, 2023. What do they mean, “symbolic”? They say they’re sending up hair samples. Oh, and apparently cremated remains of some Star Trek icons, too. —Jerusalem Post
Star Trek Corner
THAT TIME GENE RODDENBERRY SHARED A STAGE WITH GEORGE LUCAS: Giant Freakin Robot
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