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Friday, August 29, 2014

East Bay Teacher Tweets About Wanting to Stab Her Students

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 9:24 AM

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Well, this is crazy. A teacher at Newark Memorial High school reportedly took to Twitter this summer to vent her frustrations over her students, saying she wants to stab them and that her "trigger finger" is itchy. 

The Oakland Tribune reports that Krista Arata Hodges, who teaches history and science, received a written reprimand for her online behavior which also included referring to students as assholes and expressing feelings of wanting to pour hot coffee on them.

Needless to say, the messages haven't sat well with parents. 
The Twitter account has since been deleted but not before media outlets could grab screen shots of the offensive tweets:

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Hodges has reportedly apologized to students and explained that her threats were not serious. 

"I never expected anyone would take me seriously. If I had thought for one moment that someone would read anything I said on Twitter and take me seriously, you'd better believe I would have been much more careful with what I've said," Hodges told the Tribune

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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