Sanford teacher faces suspension for allegedly demeaning students


Peggy Johnson

SANFORD, Fla. - A Sanford teacher faces suspension after she allegedly made embarrassing and sarcastic remarks toward her students.

The Seminole County School Board said it is set to suspend Seminole High School teacher, Peggy Johnson, without pay, for three days.

Johnson was accused of picking on students and making inappropriate and sarcastic comments to embarrass them.

One student told officials that Johnson made negative comments about her paper to the whole classroom.

It's not the first time she's been in trouble for this kind of behavior, WFTV found out.

She was suspended without pay in 2010 for demeaning and derogatory language.

Officials said a student claimed Johnson put her paper on an overhead projector and made negative comments about it.

"If she's done it once and now she's just recently done it again, then the chances of her continuing that kind of behavior are great," parent Gigi Ortiz said. 

The school district said it handed the case over to the state, which could revoke Johnson's teaching certificate.