Freeport teacher suspended for in class comments

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — A Freeport Middle School teacher has been suspended after allegedly making an inappropriate threatening remark during a class earlier this month.

Superintendent Shannon Welsh says the seventh-grade teacher was suspended after she received several complaints from parents and students.

She did not disclose the teacher's name or the exact nature of the remarks.

The teacher has been barred from entering the school building until the investigation is complete.

The teacher's lawyer tells WMTW-TV that he is confident that the "exaggerations" will be put to rest. He says the 30-year teaching veteran with an exemplary record has received support from students and colleagues.


Information from: WMTW-TV,

What do you think of this story?

Login to post comments

In order to make comments, you must create a subscription.

In order to comment on, you must hold a valid subscription allowing access to this website. You must use your real name and include the town in which you live in your profile. To subscribe or link your existing subscription click here.

Login or create an account here.

Our policy prohibits comments that are:

  • Defamatory, abusive, obscene, racist, or otherwise hateful
  • Excessively foul and/or vulgar
  • Inappropriately sexual
  • Baseless personal attacks or otherwise threatening
  • Contain illegal material, or material that infringes on the rights of others
  • Commercial postings attempting to sell a product/item
If you violate this policy, your comment will be removed and your account may be banned from posting comments.



Randall Pond's picture

Teacher's Record

Just because you've been a teacher for 30 years doesn't give you the right to say whatever you want, Mr. Teacher Man. Maybe it's time you retired. What do you think these kids made this up? Seriously Man. Time to Retire.

Steve  Dosh's picture

. . . . .per usual Dan , i

. . . . .per usual Dan , i agree with you :) 12.02.29
Tabanak Jaque ! Let him or her retire with full pension and health if (s)he wants to , ME State teachers' Union rep ? Transfer maybe ? Kick ' em upstars - admin
This seems to be a classic case of an adult vs. kids in the classroom and who rules what and why . Children ruling the world ? Remember ' Lord of the Flys ?'anyone Look no further than Cambodia and the killing fields & 14 yr olds w/ machine guns . This may be a witch hunt
Stix and stones will break my bones but names will never harm me
If this ever went to court ( it probably won't ) it would be a rather hard sell
What language was the threat in ? Ig-pay At-lin-ay ¿ AMESLAN ? Did (s)he exhibit and show the Italian salute ? ( i.e., the middle finger :)
Teachers have a thankless job , like policemen and women , E M S , nurses , and firemen and women
Try doing their job some day for a full eight hours . One day . With your kids
/s , Dr. Dosh , father of four and volunteer for > 7 years at our local school system . .


Stay informed — Get the news delivered for free in your inbox.

I'm interested in ...