• Teacher accused of bullying, humiliating students


    LAKELAND, Fla. - On the last day of school, students and parents are learning a teacher is accused of abusing her own students.

    But Channel 9 learned it isn’t the first time Rochelle School of Arts teacher Kim Adams has been accused of abuse.

    Adams is accused of duct-taping a student's hands and spraying another with Febreeze.

    Parents said they were stunned when word spread that Adams, a drama teacher, was in serious trouble for allegedly bullying her students.

    "If it's true, it's very disappointing, because this is supposed to be a person that's a leader and a role model," said parent Anthony Torres.

    "Rochelle is a very good school, so I'm very surprised. They don't put up with bullying here," said parent Crystal Marchione.

    Channel 9 obtained school documents that outline the allegations made against Adams.

    On April 30, Adams allegedly taunted a middle school student about her name in front of the class and even made up a song, causing the student to cry.

    On May 12, Adams is accused of taping a student's hands in the praying position. Later that day, she allegedly humiliated another student who was late for class.

    The student said Adams called her "obnoxious" and "stupid" and when she went to apologize, she said Adams slammed the door in her face.

    After investigating, school officials recommend Adams be fired. There's no word on what discipline she has already faced.

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