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Zephyrhills High teacher accused of putting dog collar on students

unknown-2.jpegA Zephyrhills High School science teacher faces dismissal amid allegations that she used a "cone of shame" dog collar to discipline students.

Pasco County schools superintendent Heather Fiorentino has recommended firing physical science teacher Laurie Bailey-Cutkomp, 47, for putting the collar — the type used to prevent animals from licking themselves after surgery — on at least eight of her ninth graders on two days in April.

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[Photo from Pasco County school district]

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 4:22pm]


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