Crime

Police: High School Teacher Lets Air Out Of Student's Tires

| by Michael Howard
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A man who teaches at a Connecticut high school was arrested Aug. 1 after allegedly deflating the tires on a student's car.

Edward Kimble, 52, of Pomperaug High School, reportedly turned himself in to police after learning that there was a warrant out for his arrest, according to WBRC. He was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment.

Police were called in to investigate the incident on June 2. The student had parked in Kimble's spot, but had clearance to do so from security personnel since the student lot was temporarily unavailable, police said.

The superintendent of the school district, Regina Botsford, issued the following statement in regard to Kimble's arrest:

If and when we become aware of any allegations or actions involving a teacher in a situation that may compromise students' safety or well-being, the teacher is immediately removed and placed on paid administration leave with no student contact pending the completion of an internal investigation. We currently have an investigation in process.

Kimble was released from jail on a $500 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 10.

This is not the first time a teacher has been accused of letting the air out of someone else's tires on campus. In fact, just days before the incident at Pomperaug High School, two teachers in Wisconsin reportedly removed the valve stems from a high school principal's truck during a graduation ceremony.

Tracy Chambas, 44, and James Reynolds, 50, who teach at separate schools, were charged with disorderly conduct after security footage showed them committing the act, according to EAG News.

When questioned by police, Chambas and Reynolds framed their actions as a "prank."

Sources: WFSB via WBRC, EAG News / Photo credit: Connecticut State Police via WBRC

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