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Sunlake High School teacher put on leave after altercation with student

LAND O'LAKES

Teacher gets in altercation with student

A Sunlake High School teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave after a physical altercation with one of her students. Gail Fearn, 58, of Odessa, will remain out of the classroom until a law enforcement investigation is completed, school district spokeswoman Summer Romagnoli said on Wednesday. Fearn, a teacher of special education students, began working in the district in 1992. She transferred to Sunlake High in 2007. She has no past disciplinary incidents in her employee file.

CRYSTAL SPRINGS

Man shoots cat with a BB gun

William J. Crall was sick of his neighbor's orange and white tom cat coming onto his property so about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Crall grabbed his BB gun and shot the cat in the chest, authorities said. When a Pasco Sheriff's deputy arrived, the cat was lying on its side "gasping for breath," a report states. Lisa Bower, the cat's owner, told the deputy she was going to get the cat medical treatment. She did not return calls from a Times reporter on Wednesday. Crall, 29, admitted what he did, authorities said. "Yeah, I shot her cat with my BB gun because I'm tired of it coming onto my property," Crall said, according to a report from the Pasco Sheriff's Office. Crall, of 39523 Central Ave. in Crystal Springs, was arrested and charged with cruelty to animals. He was released from jail Wednesday on $5,000 bail.

SAN ANTONIO

Robbery suspects both in custody

The two men who robbed the San Antonio Federal Credit Union on April 11 are now in custody, authorities say. Steven C. Trubey, 21, of Tampa, was arrested Tuesday in Pasco County and is charged with robbery with a deadly weapon. Christopher B. Quinn, 22, of Seffner, was arrested April 15 on unrelated charges in Hillsborough County. He has not been charged with the bank robbery, but Pasco sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll said he will be soon. The masked men walked into the bank at 12542 Curley Road and said they were armed, although no guns were seen, the Pasco Sheriff's Office said. The robbers took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled in a gray minivan. No one was injured in the incident. Doll said a tip led detectives to the two men. Quinn has confessed to the crime, a report states, but Trubey has denied any involvement. Trubey is being held at the Pasco jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. Quinn, who is currently serving felony probation for trafficking in stolen property and giving false information to a pawn broker, is being held in the Hillsborough jail, awaiting transfer to Pasco.

Pasco deaths

Detailed obituaries appear in the Tampa Bay section.

Sunlake High School teacher put on leave after altercation with student 04/20/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 8:33pm]
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