Saturday, March 10, 2007

The Grumpy Granny

Grumpy' teacher accused of hitting pupil

BOULDER, Colo., March 9 (UPI) -- A substitute teacher known to her Boulder, Colo., fifth-graders as "Mrs. Grumpy Lady" was accused of hitting one in the head with a viola bow.

Carla Skinners, 63, was also accused of swearing in front of students, KMGH-TV, Denver, reported. She was free on $1,000 bond Friday awaiting formal charges.

Skinners allegedly became so upset with her Creekside Elementary student orchestra last month, she grabbed a viola bow and struck a girl in the back of the head, a police report said.

Skinners, who was fired, allegedly told the school district human resources director complaints were filed against her because she is white and the students Hispanic.

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