Former Teacher Shot by 6-Year-Old Student Moves Forward with $40 Million Lawsuit Against Newport News Public Schools

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Abby Zwerner, a former school teacher at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, is now heading to trial in her lawsuit following a tragic incident. Zwerner was shot by her own 6-year-old student in her classroom. The judge has ruled that her $40 million lawsuit against Newport News Public Schools can proceed. Attorneys Diane Toscano, Kevin Biniazan, and Jeffrey Breit, representing Zwerner, expressed their satisfaction with the decision. They stated that this victory brings them closer to holding the Newport News School Board accountable for their actions. In November, Circuit Court … Read more

Montreal Parents File $1.5M Lawsuit After Teacher Allegedly Sells Students’ Artwork Online

Montreal, Canada – A group of parents from Westwood Junior High School in Saint-Lazare, Quebec, have filed a lawsuit against an art teacher and the Lester B. Pearson School Board for alleged copyright infringement. The lawsuit comes after students discovered their classroom artwork being sold on the teacher’s personal website. The parents are seeking $1.575 million in damages and punitive damages, with each plaintiff asking for $155,000. The incident has had a significant impact on the students involved, with one parent stating that her daughter no longer wants to pursue a career in art because … Read more

Somerville Teacher Files Lawsuit Against School District for Continuous Sexual Harassment by Security Officer

Somerville, NJ – A special education teacher from Somerville has taken legal action against the Somerville Public School District, claiming she endured ongoing sexual harassment carried out by a school security officer. The lawsuit was filed in Somerset County Superior Court on February 7 by the special education instruction assistant at Van Derveer Elementary School. According to the lawsuit, the security officer named George Fazio subjected the plaintiff to repeated harassment both inside and outside of school. Allegations include Fazio making unwelcome comments, sending unwanted text messages, following her to her car, writing love letters, … Read more

Jury Delivers Guilty Verdict in Fatal Shooting of Cathedral Catholic High School Teacher

SAN DIEGO, California – A jury has delivered a verdict in the case of Jesse Milton Alvarez, who was on trial for the murder of a teacher outside his North Park home. Mario Fierro, a teacher at Cathedral Catholic High School, was shot multiple times on February 1, 2021, as he was preparing to go to work. The jury found Alvarez guilty of first-degree murder with the special-circumstances allegation of lying in wait. Alvarez now faces a life sentence without parole, with sentencing set for May 10. During the trial, prosecutors argued that Alvarez killed … Read more