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The Hillsborough County School Board is expected to fire Lindsay Blanc, pictured during an after-school program in 2013, at its meeting Tuesday, stemming from an allegation that she duct-taped a 5-year-old's eyes on April 21. [Times files (2013)]

Mom: Kindergartener was "traumatized" by teacher duct taping him

TAMPA — The kindergarteners at Potter Elementary School liked music teacher Lindsay Blanc. She was "nice," they said. She let them watch movies. But there was another side they described when police visited in April and interviewed 19 children. If you were "bad," they said, she put you in the corner. If your behavi …


School district: Tampa teacher duct-taped kindergartener's eyes


Principals chosen for two Hernando schools


  1. Duct-tape teacher is suspended


    TAMPA — Without discussion, the Hillsborough County School Board voted 6-0 Tuesday to suspend a music teacher accused of duct-taping a kindergartener's eyes, pending termination.

  2. Hillsborough School Board passes discipline plan


    TAMPA — Despite what three members described as "reservations," the Hillsborough County School Board voted unanimously to allow dramatic changes in the way students are disciplined in the schools.

  3. Two arrested after shots fired at University of Florida


    GAINESVILLE — Two Gainesville residents face multiple charges after an argument that escalated into gunshots being fired outside a University of Florida dormitory.

Tampa Bay Times School Search 2015


Families get more choices as Pinellas broadens its school options

The Pinellas County School District is mostly a system of traditional neighborhood schools where students are assigned based on where they live. But you can feel a distinct shift over the p …