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Friday
Oct182013

Florida Teacher Fired for Giving Students Booze, Condoms

iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) -- A fine arts teacher working at Florida's South Miami Senior High School has lost an appeal to save her job, a year after she was suspended without pay for providing alcohol and condoms to students.

ABC News affiliate WPLG-TV reports Isabel Diaz-Almaraz was suspended in September of 2012 after pictures on Facebook and Instagram showed her students holding bottles of alcohol and shot glasses.  The instructor was found to have provided -- and visited -- a post-prom party room at a hotel for some students, at which those "party favors," as well as condoms, were reportedly furnished.  One of the photos on Instagram was captioned, "Thank you Mrs.D!!! (:."

An investigation from the Miami-Dade County School Board found she committed other "grossly inappropriate" violations, such as allowing her students to cut classes by hanging out in her office, though an administrative judge recently determined she should be reinstated.

The school board disagreed, officially terminating her this week.

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