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Teacher suspended after telling his 5th-grade class he raped his wife

By Mason White 11:57 AM April 24, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
A teacher was suspended after bragging to his students about raping his wife.

The teacher was suspended with pay on Monday, after he allegedly told his 11-year-old students that he raped his first wife.

The teacher, who had not been named, was teaching the 5th grade at Hawthorne Elementary School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, when he made the chilling statement about a week ago.

Some students were so distressed by what they heard, that they immediately went to the school’s office to report the teacher.

The teacher allegedly told his students that he raped his first wife.

Margie Brooks, whose son was in class, said that she was horrified when her young son came home telling her about the rape.

A spokesman for Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) confirmed that the fifth grade teacher, who had been employed full time at the school, was suspended and placed on paid leave on Monday.