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    Filed at 4:20 pm under by dcobranchi

    This one wins the “Idiot of the Day” award:

    For four years, staff at Hanmer and Charles Wright elementary schools suspected that “The Green Dragon” and hundreds of other books that had gone missing from the schools had been misplaced by students.


    Acting on a hunch, a Wethersfield police detective checked the popular auction site eBay for the books, and earlier this month noticed “The Green Dragon” for sale.


    Kress, 31, of Colchester, who works as a special education teacher at Hanmer and Charles Wright elementary schools, was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree larceny in the theft of more than 600 books, valued at more than $2,000, from the schools.

    She was arrested and immediately placed on paid leave. If found guilty, she ought to be required to pay back every dime “earned” between now and her sentencing. [Tip credit: Carole]


    Comment by
    March 9th, 2007
    at 5:16 pm

    She was hired in 1999 and has been put on paid administrative leave.

    Any other job, she’d be fired.

    And public school teachers need a union…why?

    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    March 9th, 2007
    at 7:49 pm

    Huh? $3 and change per book? For a total of $2000? Maybe she really does need a better union!