Friday, August 31, 2007

She's lucky she's not in jail.

She has no business in a classroom.

TAMPA - A former dance teacher who fled an accident that killed two children and injured two others is giving up her fight to continue teaching in Florida.

Jennifer Porter is relinquishing her state certification voluntarily. Her attorney says she wants to focus on her private dance studio, instead of going through with a hearing next week in Tampa before the state's Education Practices Commission.Porter resigned from her job as a dance teacher at a Tampa elementary school after the March 2004 accident. She sped away from the scene and did not come forward for several days.

The fact that Porter, who is white, avoided jail time for a hit-and-run accident that killed two black boys triggered cries of racial injustice.

The site of this accident is less than a mile from where I live. The community center and its basketball courts are on one side of 22nd street and these kids were crossing the street when they were hit.

This wench hit these kids (background here) then took off and it wasn't until someone noticed damage to her car a few days later that she was busted. She hired Barry Cohen, a defense attorney who owns the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office like Tim Wakefield owns the Rays.

Back to the classroom? She should be thanking Jesus she's not in the Graybar Hotel.

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