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Tucson middle schoolers punished for misbehaving

TUCSON, Ariz. — A Tucson middle school teacher allegedly punished her
students for misbehaving during a fire drill by making them write “I want to
die in a fire” on a piece of paper.

The students then reportedly had to walk around campus twice with the paper
above their heads _ once for up to 15 minutes and then again for five minutes.

Tucson Unified School District officials called the incident unacceptable and
vowed to take action.

They declined to discuss Friday how the unidentified Alice Vail Middle School
teacher might be disciplined, citing “personnel confidentiality.”

Sarah Morales told Tucson TV station KVOA that she and
her classmates later had to write “I want to die in a fire” 100 times as

The girl’s mother calls it a “forced suicide note.”


Information from: KVOA-TV,


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