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SMACK in the Middle

Of Teacher Abuse Case

6/1/2012 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The movie "Bridesmaids" apparently had a huge impact on a Malibu teacher ... and an even bigger impact on a student the teacher repeatedly slapped -- just like in the movie.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... 9th grade Malibu High School student Dionne Evans went to cops in the last few days, claiming her teacher slapped her 6 times in the face because Dionne didn't bring her notebook to school on May 22, as the teacher had required.

According to the police report, the teacher made Evans stand in front of the class -- then asked, "Did you see 'Bridesmaids'?" before slapping her multiple times.

The teacher was referring to the scene in which one character literally tries to slap some sense into another.  Take a look.

We're told the teacher has already issued a written apology -- but Evans' family doesn't think it's enough ... so they hired legal eagle Donald Karpel, who we're told is looking at both criminal and civil options.

We've learned the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. is currently investigating the incident.

We contacted both the school and the teacher for comment -- so far, no word back.


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Can anyone become a teacher now? What idiot teacher watches that scene in bridesmaids of all movies and decides its useful for their teaching style? Kid should have hit her back.

877 days ago


I know we live in a liberalized society — and I am far from a prude — but what teacher would think her pupils would have seen a raunchy movie such as Bridesmaids? Not something I would take my 14 year-old stepdaughter to see. It's an hysterical flick, of course, but let's be honest here, the raunch is set to 'Fukushima'.

877 days ago

My Big Salami    

We have become PUSSIFIED! There is nothing wrong with a teacher hitting a kid!...This kid lives in Mailibu and probably never gets disciplined!?!...Relax people this is the way teachers used to be, where kids actually respected their elders. This lady deserves a damn raise!

877 days ago

pink floyd    

that's what's missing in todays schools, they need to go back to the old days, when teachers were allowed to hit these rotten little basterds. harvy would remember ??

877 days ago


Kids get humiliated and hit enough today in schools they don't need the teacher doing it. The teacher is also supposed to act as a SAFETY NET for anything going seriously wrong at school or at home.

If the teachers are smacking the kids why would they kids trust them???

IT'S DANGEROUS FOR TEACHERS TOO. Who knows who they are hitting? Might be a kid ready to snap themselves...

And BTW all this for forgetting a notebook???? FIRE HER!!!

Why would you want someone who can't differentiate between entertainment and reality teaching anyway??

877 days ago


WTF TMZ WTF? wagner,ms woods&chris all starred in WTF movie togather jast b4 she died? know nothing about hollywood harvo

877 days ago


a clue it has 2do with^^^

877 days ago


GPS&radar plus thermal scan and synratronical 3d wireless broadcasting also has something to do with some types of this warfare

877 days ago


Take the bitch to jail and then sue her ass. Yeah, the teacher has to be a straight guy would willingly watch that crap. The teacher really deserves a beaten down by the girl's dad.

877 days ago


What this teacher needs is a good punch in the vagina.

877 days ago


What the teacher did was bully her student. All because the kid forgot to bring in a notebook. How do some of you defend what she did? It's one thing to be humiliated by another student but to be humiliated by a teacher in this manner is on a whole new level.

876 days ago


Union Teacher - yea just try to fire her, she'll end up in a room getting paid to do NOTHING. You got to Love those UNION'S

876 days ago


The little btch should have brought her notebook.

876 days ago


love the wooden sign. "donated by the class of 2005". thanks for the spray painted board.

876 days ago


If, as a teacher, you don't get that it's wrong and illegal to slap a student several times in the face... then you shouldn't be anywhere around kids period. It's morons like this that make it hard to fight for our teachers and education system. I'm sure there are plenty of good teachers out there just waiting to put those degrees to good use, fire the hag and hire someone who actually has a clue and some common sense.

876 days ago
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