School assistant arrested for locking students in classroom, undressing repeatedly

A school assistant named Linda Lira has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies after she made after-school homework club suck even more than usual for a group of 9 to 11-year-old students at San Diego County’s Lemon Grove Academy.

According to NBC San Diego, the trouble started when Ms. Lira started “acting strangely” and saying some rather un-teacherly things to her young charges:

“She was saying they don’t have to follow the rules anymore. She maybe referenced Satan,” [Lemon Grove School District Superintendent Ernie] Anastos continued. “She was behaving strangely and was clearly not herself.”

Rather than rejoice at this reprieve from the rules and hella sick reference to Satan, the tiny narcs got scared and used a classroom radio to call for help. School staff soon arrived on the scene, where they were able to remove the children from the classroom but not the seemingly possessed 31-year-old woman, who proceeded to take off all her clothes, then put them back on just so she could take them off again (#freethenipple):

Staff fought Lira to get inside the classroom and get the children out, sheriff’s officials say.

They told authorities Lira showed signs of being on narcotics or a hallucinogen. As she struggled with staff, she took off her clothes.
By the time deputies arrived, Lira had barricaded herself in the classroom again. Deputies say she was throwing things, toppling over desks and putting on and removing her clothes over and over again.

“She wasn’t threatening to harm the children, but her behavior was dangerous for those kids to be in the classroom,” explained Lt. Christopher May of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department. “At one point she actually threw an object through a class window at the fire department, so that was a dangerous situation for the kids to be in.”

The police were eventually able to take Lira into custody, bringing her to a local hospital for evaluation before locking her up in Las Colinas Woman’s Detention Facility and charging her with 14 felony counts of child endangerment and 14 felony counts of false imprisonment. It was all that extra dressing and un-dressing that fucked her, wasn’t it?

See what happens when you don’t respect the rules, kids? Bet you’ll never watch TV before doing your chores again.

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