Video: Teacher Laurie Bailey-Cutkomp Forces Students to Wear Dog Cones

| by Michael Allen

In Pasco County, Florida, high school teacher Laurie Bailey-Cutkomp is in hot water for forcing eight misbehaving students to wear a 'cone of shame,' an idea she got from the Disney film 'Up' (video below).

Officials at Zephyrhills High School learned of the practice when students posted pictures on Facebook (left).

Bailey-Cutkomp says it was a joke, but Pasco County superintendent Heather Fiorentino wants the physical science teacher fired.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, Fiorentino wrote in a letter: "Ms. Bailey-Cutkomp, your actions show extremely poor judgment and concern me for several reasons. I am stunned that you would put dog collars on students for any reason. I am very concerned that you used this collar to punish and embarrass students in front of their peers."

Bailey-Cutkomp has requested a hearing in front of the school board to save her job. She has received support from students and teachers.

Animated Lessons: The teacher was inspired by a part in the movie Up, when she saw how one of the characters, Dug, was forced to wear the cone of shame as punishment for being disobedient