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Teacher, accused of killing husband, on verge of being fired
« on: March 26, 2009, 04:35:25 PM »

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Barring acquittal for murder, the career of one of Orange County Public Schools' longest-serving teachers comes to an end this week.

After 40 years in the classroom, Delores Laster remains in the county jail since her arrest last week on charges of killing her husband 21 years ago.

She has one personal-leave day left before job-abandonment and termination proceedings begin.

"It could happen as early as the next School Board meeting April 14," schools spokeswoman Shari Bobinski said Tuesday of firing Laster. "But we have to get all our ducks in a row."

The school district fired Laster once before but had to rehire her, according to personnel records released Tuesday.

That happened after her 1994 arrest in Altamonte Springs on a charge of strong-arm robbery.

Already a veteran teacher, Laster was caught shoplifting toys and cosmetics at a Kmart store and attacked a security guard who tried to apprehend her, police records show.
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Re: Teacher, accused of killing husband, on verge of being fired
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2009, 05:00:04 PM »
Behold the power of unions.  It takes committing murder to get a teacher fired. (granted, they still may fight for her)

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Re: Teacher, accused of killing husband, on verge of being fired
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2009, 05:29:23 PM »
God lord post a "Helen Thomas" alert or something.  My eyes are burning.


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Re: Teacher, accused of killing husband, on verge of being fired
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2009, 05:50:23 PM »
DuMode On [What does murdering her husband have to do with her ability to teach] DuMode Off

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Re: Teacher, accused of killing husband, on verge of being fired
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2009, 06:03:59 PM »
DuMode On [What does murdering her husband have to do with her ability to teach] DuMode Off

That is just so damn close to being the truth that it ain't funny.
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Re: Teacher, accused of killing husband, on verge of being fired
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2009, 07:33:44 PM »
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Re: Teacher, accused of killing husband, on verge of being fired
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2009, 07:45:58 PM »
It's so sad, not only is she a widow and in jail but now she may be unemployed too[/defense attorney mode]
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Re: Teacher, accused of killing husband, on verge of being fired
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2009, 08:46:27 PM »
OMG!!  Isn't that Esther from the Redd Foxx show?!

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Re: Teacher, accused of killing husband, on verge of being fired
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2009, 08:51:01 PM »
If she got acquitted, then doesn't that mean the law found her not guilty? Firing her doesn't seem fair. OTOH, she'll never be an effective teacher again.
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Re: Teacher, accused of killing husband, on verge of being fired
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2009, 07:42:43 AM »
Quite the contrary...all she has to do is wave around her gatt and threaten to bust a cap in the ass of any little punk that gets out of hand in her class...
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Re: Teacher, accused of killing husband, on verge of being fired
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2009, 07:48:51 AM »
If she got acquitted, then doesn't that mean the law found her not guilty?
Not hardly.
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Firing her doesn't seem fair.
WTH???
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OTOH, she'll never be an effective teacher again.
You assume she was effective to start with?
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Re: Teacher, accused of killing husband, on verge of being fired
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2009, 07:52:15 AM »
If she got acquitted, then doesn't that mean the law found her not guilty? Firing her doesn't seem fair. OTOH, she'll never be an effective teacher again.

She only got arrested last week.  And she SHOULD have STAYED fired for her criminal involvement in the 1990's.
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