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Teacher Who Wrote ‘Loser’ Quits

By The Associated Press — April 20, 2010 1 min read

An Ohio teacher accused of writing the word “loser” on a student’s arm has resigned ahead of a scheduled disciplinary hearing. Her lawyer said last week that Amy Butterfield did not want the boy involved in the hearing process and felt it was best to leave her job. Robert Washbur said that Ms. Butterfield was only joking with the 2nd grader and that she wrote “loser” in orange marker on the boys arm after he said he wanted to do that to her.

A version of this article appeared in the April 21, 2010 edition of Education Week as Teacher Who Wrote ‘Loser’ Quits