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Natalie Munroe Blog: Suspended Teacher Wrote About Fear of School Shooting by Student

Natalie Munroe Blog: Suspended Teacher Wrote about Fear of School Shooting by Student
Natalie Munroe and a Screen Grab of Her Blog (AP/NataliesHandBasket.blogspot.com)

(CBS/KYW) Natalie Munroe, the suburban Philadelphia English teacher who was suspended for an insult-laced blog about her students, had written of concerns that one of her pupils could "open fire on the school."

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Phrases on the blog included "Frightfully dim," "Rat-like," "Am concerned your kid is going to open fire on the school," "I hate your kid," and "Seems smarter than she actually is," according to CBS affiliate KYW.

"My students are out of control," Munroe, who has taught 10th, 11th and 12th grades, wrote in one post. "They are rude, disengaged, lazy whiners. They curse, discuss drugs, talk back, argue for grades, complain about everything, fancy themselves entitled to whatever they desire, and are just generally annoying."

As she fights to keep her job at Central Bucks East High School, the 30-year-old teacher says she had no interest in becoming any sort of educational icon. The blog has been taken down, but its contents can still be found easily online.

In another post, Munroe - who is more than eight months pregnant - writes: "Kids! They are disobedient, disrespectful oafs. Noisy, crazy, sloppy, lazy LOAFERS." She also comes up with a colorful list of comments that she felt should be available on student report cards.

The blog was written more than a year ago, according to KYW.

Munroe has pointed out that she also said positive things, but she acknowledges that she did write some things out of frustration.

Munroe has hired an attorney, who said that she had the right to post her thoughts on the blog and that it's a free speech issue. The attorney, Steven Rovner, said the district has led Munroe to believe that she will eventually lose her job.

Rovner said that he would consider legal action if indeed Munroe loses her job.

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