When 5-year-old Hailey Turner returned home from kindergarten with a mark under her eye, she said her teacher hit her with a ruler. However, Turner’s teacher, Tierra Lewis, claimed the mark was Turner’s eczema “acting up.” Meanwhile, one adult who was present testified to hearing a “pop” sound, allegedly from Lewis striking Turner. While Lewis is still in her position at Cummings Elementary, Turner’s parents have decided to move their daughter to a different school. Though no charges have yet to be made, Lewis still makes the worst teachers in recent history list.
Speaking of worst teachers in history, not only was former music teacher Jeremiah Triplett guilty of sexual abuse — for having sex with a high school student in his office — but also of providing marijuana edibles to numerous students. Triplett, who is also accused of inappropriately touching another student, was sentenced to three to nine months in prison this November.
Mary Agbehia & Shavonda Willis
Two teachers who took discipline way too far, preschool teachers Mary Agbehia and Shavonda Willis had an especially humiliating way of punishing students. When preschoolers misbehaved, Agbehia and Shavonda forced them to strip naked and stand in a closet for several minutes. Authorities learned of this from a parent who’d heard about the punishment from her son. Agbehia and Willis now face one count each of aggravated battery and unlawful restraint.