An Oklahoma elementary school teacher who hosted a tree trimming party for students at her home is in police custody. Her crime is not violating a politically correct school or local policy that bowdlerizes references to Christmas. Rather, it is the unorthodox dress code that she enforced—bras and panties with a Christmas theme—as well as the age of her guests: All were third graders (h/t The Smoking Gun).
The teacher, Kimberly Crain, 48, was arrested on Friday and arraigned on charges of child pornography. Pottawatomie County District Attorney Richard Smothermon has asked that bail be set at $1 million, stating that Crain is a flight risk. Crain resigned her position at McLoud Elementary School on Thursday.
Okay, I don't have kids, so it's easy for me to say things like "if I HAD a kid there is no way in hell I would not home school them."
But if this kind of thing doesn't reinforce that stance for me then I don't know what would.
My blog-partner MeatAxe (or "Me - ay - taxi" as a friend of mine said upon first reading this little internet way-point) has heard me say on multiple occasions that, in Africa, everyone above the rank of Captain should be summarily shot just to give the place a chance to air out. Now I'm thinking that every American teacher with more than 10 years in needs to be shot into the Sun, just to be sure.