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A teacher and a classroom aide have been accused of verbally abusing young autistic students at a Florida elementary school, according to a report.

The accusations against the two who worked at Pasadena Lake Elementary School in Pembroke Pines resulted in their removal from the classroom while the district and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office investigates, Fox 7 Miami reported Thursday.

The alleged verbal abuse was recorded with an “Angel Sense,” a device that allows parents of autistic children to listen to their children’s surroundings, the station reported.

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The station aired one clip in which a woman is heard saying, “So do your work. (Inaudible) Drag you’re a– over there. Watch me. Try me.”

The station also aired two other clips in which a woman is heard using profanity in one and screaming at a child, “go to time out” in the other.

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Parent Matt Adar told the station he made the recordings after equipping his 6-year-old autistic son with the device. He said he grew suspicious because his son started using swear words at home that he could only have picked up in the classroom.

“My son mimics everything he hears, but he wasn’t whispering it,” Adar told the station. “He was saying it in an aggressive tone. ‘Get over here. I’m going to eff you up. Get over here. I’m going to mess you up.’ So I knew that it was an authoritative figure.”

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Broward County Public Schools said in a statement that the district took swift action against the teacher and the aide and had followed proper protocol and contacted all appropriate agencies.       

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A Florida mother was arrested for child neglect last week after investigators reportedly found cockroaches, soiled mattresses and rancid food in her home.

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office inquiry came after staff at her second-grade daughter’s school reported their concerns that the girl consistently wore the same dirty clothes every day, wasn’t taking regular baths and “hundreds of bugs crawled out” her backpack in the school’s lunchroom, according to reports.

“The roaches were on nearly every surface in the home,” an official reportedly said, including the children’s beds, in the kitchen and inside the refrigerator.

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The sheriff’s office opened the investigation in mid-April. Authorities said the girl’s clothes had “caked on fecal matter and urine soaked in,” Pensacola’s WEAR-TV reported.

Three children from the home, between ages 5 and 14, attend Baghdad Elementary in the Florida panhandle, the station reported.

The mother, identified as Jessica Stevenson, 33, has been charged with five felony counts of child abuse, according to WEAR. Her bond was set at $12,500.

Jessica Stevenson, 33, was charged with 5 counts of felony child abuse. 

Jessica Stevenson, 33, was charged with 5 counts of felony child abuse.  (Santa Rosa County Jail)

In contrast to the rest of the home, Stevenson’s bedroom was relatively clean with a flat-screen TV, clean clothes in her closet and a stash of snack food, authorities said.

The second-grade girl was frequently given new clothing by the school, according to the Pensacola News-Journal, which reported that she would wear the same clothes until the school gave her a new set.

“The amount of neglect in this case is very disturbing,” Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille said, according to WEAR.

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Stevenson told WEAR she was unfairly targeted by the school.

“It’s not easy when you’re one person and five kids,” she told the station. “I want to do better and I’m trying.”

The suspect made bond and was released Saturday, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

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Two sixth grade students in Tennessee were arrested and charged after they allegedly plotted a school shooting, investigators said.

A school resource officer at South Cumberland Elementary in Crossville overheard talk about a possible “‘hit list” naming students to be shot in a future shooting, school and law enforcement officials said in a joint news release.

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“Immediate steps” were taken by a threat assessment task force, which determined there was no “immediate danger.” While a “hit list” was not found, a hand-drawn map of the school was discovered.

The two students allegedly planned in recent weeks to “to bring weapons, hide them in the locker room and on the last day of school enter through the back door, shoot faculty and students then commit suicide” before the authorities arrived.

Two students at South Cumberland Elementary School were arrested after they plotted a school shooting, officials said.

Two students at South Cumberland Elementary School were arrested after they plotted a school shooting, officials said. (Google)

Weapons were not found in either of the students’ homes, and authorities said both families of the sixth graders are being “very cooperative” with investigators.

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“Our first and most important responsibility is to ensure the safety of our students and staff,” Janet Graham, director of the Cumberland County School District, said. “It was determined that at no time during the investigation students or staff were believed to be in any immediate danger.”

The students were charged with conspiracy to commit murder, and remain in custody pending a hearing in juvenile court, officials said.

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An Alabama teacher whose infant was diagnosed with cancer received over 100 sick days from coworkers who pooled their own together so he could spend time with his child.

David Green, a teacher at Mae Jemison High School in Huntsville, ran out of sick days at work, according to his wife, Megan, who posted a plea to Facebook last month.

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She detailed that the family wanted Green to be able to spend time with Kinsley, their daughter who at 10 months old was diagnosed with leukemia and undergoing chemotherapy at a hospital in Birmingham.

“Kinsley is the biggest daddy’s girl and needs him to be here as often as he can, so she would be so thankful for any donated days so she can spend time with her Daddy.”

Green’s wife asked any educators throughout the state if they could donate their own sick time — and they pulled through.

According to WHNT, teachers and administrators donated more than 100 of their own sick days for Green, who reportedly only need roughly 40 days.

Educators in the Huntsville, Alabama area donated more than 100 of their own sick days to David Green so he could spend time with his family.

Educators in the Huntsville, Alabama area donated more than 100 of their own sick days to David Green so he could spend time with his family. (Courtesy of Megan Green)

The principal of Goldsmith Schiffman Elementary told the news station that a teacher at the school “took the news story and [emailed] it out to the entire faculty.”

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“You know, you want to send words of encouragement, you want to do something to help, but this was a real physical way that we could help him and his family,” Anna Kachelman, a first-grade teacher at the school, said.

Anyone looking to assist the Green family can find their GoFundMe page and Amazon wishlist online.

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Ten Georgia elementary school students were recovering from non-life-threatening injuries on Thursday after being shot by a BB or pellet gun while playing outside, officials said.

The shots were fired at Wynbrooke Elementary Theme School, according to a statement from the DeKalb County School District. The children were on the playground when they were hit at the school located in Stone Mountain, which is located roughly 20 miles east of Atlanta.

The BBs or pellets that were fired “appear to have come from a position away from the school grounds,” the district stated, and noted that while there was never a threat of someone gaining access to the building, they’re beefing up security to ensure the safety of students.

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The 10 students who were injured were transported to a hospital to be treated, or picked up by their parents.

Both county and district law enforcement are investigating the incident.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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A Georgia elementary school reportedly surrounded their janitor with cards, songs and even some hugs in honor of his 80th birthday last week.

The celebration for Haze Mabry was organized at Pike County Elementary School and the joyous occasion was caught on video, Fox 35 reported.

The clip was posted on Facebook by the school’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and showed the halls lined with people as they sang “Happy Birthday.”

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The man of the hour soon emerged on the clip to cheers and applause and was greeted by students as he walked through the school.

Mabry – an Army veteran – got lots of cards at the event, which was attended by nearly 800 students, The Washington Post reported. He told the outlet about one in particular, in which someone wrote “Mr. Haze, you are my sunshine.”

Apparently, the feeling is mutual, with Mabry telling The Post that he feels “the same way about them.”

The school’s PTO also shared photos from the party on Facebook, including some of Mabry sporting an “80 Years Loved” t-shirt.

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“This man works hard all day until 5:30pm and he does it with a smile on his face! He makes time to speak to every child and staff member he passes,” the post said. “Mr. Haze makes everyone feel important, special, and loved.”

“It may be his birthday, but we are the ones who receive a gift,” it continued. “The gift of having him in our school, lives, and hearts. This is the good stuff! Mr. Haze, you sir are loved, admired, and adored here at PCES. Happy 80th Birthday! We wish you the best today and always! #EightyYearsLoved”

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A New Jersey man has finally returned a school library book he checked out 53 years ago.

Harry Krame, of Fair Lawn, said he recently discovered “The Family Book Of Verse” by Lewis Gannet while cleaning the basement of his home.

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“When he asked my name I told him I can’t give it to him because I was in the witness protection program,” Krame, 65, told WCBS-TV. “I took it out to read and never brought it back.”

Krame checked out the novel when he was 13 years old in 1966. When he realized he still had the book all these years later, he said he felt guilty for "a few seconds. … It was like, I still have (it), sorry about that."

Dominick Tarquinio, the vice principal of Memorial Middle School, told the news outlet he was shocked when a former student returned his late book. He said that at today’s rate, Krame would owe around $2,000 in late fees.

However, he said: "We’re not looking to collect."

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The school’s librarian told the North Jersey Record that the book was so old, it didn’t have a barcode and so they couldn’t even scan it into their system.

“We were very surprised to receive this book, needless to say,” Susan Murray said.

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“I sometimes have to chase students to get their books, so this was wonderful to have someone who did this,” the librarian said. “He could have just placed it in a recycling bin, but he choose (sic) to return it, which was really kind.”

Murray said she plans to put the book on display to teach kids about the importance of returning their library books.

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An elementary school in Portland, Ore., allegedly allowed parents to bid on their child’s next teacher, according to reports.

Fox 12 reported that an unnamed PTA member said the auction was meant to fill a financial gap.

The news outlet reported that 50 percent of Markham Elementary School’s students come from underserved communities, and 46.1 percent of them receive free or reduced-price lunch.

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“I don’t think it was a good idea; I do know, however, that the intent was really good,” said mother Sarah Simons.

“We don’t have any bad teachers,” Cari Carr, another parent, said. “There are no teachers that people are trying to avoid.”

Of the $52,000 raised in the auction, $1,600 came from six parents who bid on a teacher, Fox 12 said.

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The money has since been returned.

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Frank Miles is a reporter and editor covering geopolitics, military, crime, technology and sports for FoxNews.com. His email is Frank.Miles@foxnews.com.

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A New Jersey bus driver was transporting children on Wednesday when she allegedly overdosed and crashed into a tree, police said.

Lisa Byrd, 57, was driving 12 children from an elementary school in Newark just after 1 p.m. when she crashed into a tree, according to the Newark Police Department.

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Authorities administered Narcan, a brand of the opioid overdose medication naloxone, on Byrd, and she was brought to a hospital for treatment.

The 12 children on the bus, who were between the ages 5 and 13, were not injured in the crash, officials said.

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Byrd was charged with 12 counts of endangering the welfare of a child, driving while impaired and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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