(TULSA WORLD) — CATOOSA, Oklahoma — A veteran Catoosa middle school teacher who drove 11 students at once — including two in the latched car trunk — to a store for snacks was fired Wednesday night.
Following roughly a six-hour due-process hearing, the Catoosa school board voted 4-1 to terminate the employment of Heather Cagle, who taught at Wells Middle School, said Karen Long, an attorney who represents the school district.
A math and yearbook instructor, Cagle had been with the school 10 years, Long said in a telephone interview.
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“Student safety and well-being are of paramount importance to the administration, and the administration respects and supports the board’s decision,” Superintendent Rick Kibbe said in a statement.