You gotta love living in America. Where else could Jo Ann Maxwell a Physical Education teacher receive a paycheck, after she was filmed by a student at Linden High School allegedly rummaging and removing items from student backpacks and pockets.
Linden, California is an hour southeast of Sacramento. 2000 people call Linden home. For weeks some of the students at the school had complained of money and other possessions disappearing from the Gym.
One February 11th, Sophomore student Justine Betti hid in a locker, armed with two phones, filmed the teacher taking ten dollars from the pocket of one of her friends.
The video has gone viral making Betti a local hero.
The San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office has charged her with two counts of Petty Theft. Ms Maxwell is due to appear in court on March 29th. Meanwhile, the Linden Unified School District has placed her on paid leave.
What a place America!