Female high school teacher fired for relationship with student
The Associated Press
MULVANE, Kan. | Spectators burst into applause as the Mulvane School Board voted unanimously to fire a female high school teacher over an inappropriate relationship with an 18-year-old female student.
Tiffany Garrison, 25, had submitted her resignation from Mulvane High School well before Wednesday nightâ€™s special school board meeting, but it was not scheduled to take effect until the end of the school year.
Garrison was suspended with pay April 9 when the district started investigating the relationship. Officials in the south-central Kansas district officials have said the relationship did not involve any illegal activity such as alcohol use or anything of a sexual nature.
About 60 people attended the special board meeting, which ended with the vote to fire Garrison for reasons that included insubordination and maintaining a relationship with a student. Garrison, who did not attend the meeting, has 15 days to appeal the dismissal and request a hearing.
The girlâ€™s parents attended the meeting and said they were â€œelated and relievedâ€ by the boardâ€™s decision.
As the board was in executive session discussing the matter, the girlâ€™s mother read the crowd a letter she had sent to board members demanding Garrisonâ€™s dismissal.
The letter said e-mails between Garrison and the girl suggested that their relationship involved more than â€œpure friendshipâ€ and that it involved some physical contact.
â€œMs. Garrison should have never allowed the relationship to escalate past the point of teacher and student,â€ the letters said.
â€œAt the present time, we feel the only appropriate and acceptable action by the Mulvane school board is to fire Ms. Garrison.â€
The parents said Garrison moved out of the area after the relationship was exposed.
Now, anyone who has read my blog for more than a month or two knows of my “fondness” for student/teacher relationships. They are… oddly intriguing. Wrong, yes. Intriguing none-the-less. And of course the fact it was a lesbian situation makes it all the more intriguing to the media. Bless them, they do love their sapphic laden stories.
So, why is this even remotely funny? Remember when I talked about the April 11th episode of South Park? Ms. Garrison, formerly Mr. Garrison, discovered she was a lesbian… and is a school teacher. Oh the jokes I would love to make here.