W.Va. Teacher On Leave After Dancing In Classroom

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Morgantown, W.Va. (AP) -- A Morgantown High School teacher is on administrative leave after a Myspace video showed her dancing and behaving strangely in a classroom.

A hearing will be scheduled to let Lynn Ann Clawges explain herself.

Monongalia County Schools Superintendent Frank Devono said Thursday he was concerned by Clawges' conduct.

He wouldn't comment further Friday, saying it's a personnel matter that's under investigation.

Students say Clawges was removed from a freshman history class Monday after they went to administrators.

Clawges' union, the American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia, did not immediately return a telephone message.

A message left for a LynnAnn Clawges in Morgantown was not immediately returned.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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  • by Brian on Oct 13, 2009 at 05:48 AM
    Hey MSBCBS Employee relax, man it was just an example. Besides if it did collapse you have health insurnance to fall back on, more than some people in the area plus the fire fighters and rescue crews are first rate around here. :-)
  • by Anonymous on Oct 12, 2009 at 12:11 PM
    Im just glad the teacher had something to dance about.
  • by Kate Location: Morgantown, WV on Oct 12, 2009 at 09:51 AM
    For those of you who are not reading between the lines, She was dancing inappropriately with students. And she was, in fact, found drunk. This teacher has been cited with two DUI's in the past year. They did find alcohol in her classroom. But until the hearing, they cannot release this information. It wasn't just dancing. There is certainly more to it. The Videos can be found on Myspace, and are disturbing. However, I will say that I feel for this teacher, who happens to be a great teacher, I must say. She is clearly struggling with something, and it's so severe that she can't even wait until she gets home to 'escape' her pain. Many people know she is struggling, and instead of helping, they allowed it to get to this point. This woman needs our prayers and support. Not condemnation.
  • by MSBCBS employee Location: Parkersburg on Oct 11, 2009 at 06:06 PM
    FRANK - As an employee of Blue Cross, I do NOT find your comment about the "collapse of the brand spankin' new Blue Cross building" one bit funny! There are over 600 people who WORK in that building and a stupid comment like this could cause a lot of problems. Find something else to make your stupid point, or better yet just don't check the site if you are that unhappy with the product they are putting out. It's your choice!
  • by Frank on Oct 11, 2009 at 04:58 AM
    Why do I even check this site? THIS IS NOT NEWS AT THIS TIME!!! Here's a tip, don't run a story if you don't know what you're talking about. "This just in...several people may be trapped in the collapse of the brand spankin' new Blue Cross building! OR maybe not. We're not sure, but we'll get back to you."
  • by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2009 at 01:28 AM
    If they was to worry about the drugs and other things that go on withing a facility as much as somebody haveing a little morale booster then we would have no problem in the american school system. The children in theis world earn more rights than an adult.
  • by parkersburgman Location: parkersburg on Oct 11, 2009 at 12:45 AM
    U r right tracey! Students and Parents r a bunch of whinners. If nothing goes their way they look for anything and everything to grump about. Maybe they were the goody-gooody stuck up kind, who didnt know how to have fun, or was jealous cuz maybe she danced better than they could...lol. Either way the teacher got the short end of the deal! I say let her go back to teaching ppl my gawd grow up and quit whinning so much about everything just be greatful there r teachers who wanna teach now days since they can not discipline them themselves like they used too! Now days teachers have to walk on egg shells and has to watch their P's and Q's. I mean some and i do mean some kids in school especially high school dont respect their teachers, and they act up in class and back talk cuz they know they cant get disciplined and they know mommy and daddy wont do anything about it.
  • by Peeper Location: Ohio on Oct 10, 2009 at 03:20 PM
    Teaser story--didn't even include a link to the video!
  • by Anonymous on Oct 10, 2009 at 01:51 PM
    Didn't see the video, but 'OMG'!! Maybe she just likes her job and expressed it in an unusual way. Was it a suggestive dance? What's the big deal??
  • by malinda Location: wv on Oct 10, 2009 at 08:29 AM
    i think teacher have the right to do what ever they feel like doing after school.
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