Teacher Removed From Class for Taking Grieving Student for Hot Cocoa

Janice Graf said she was comforting a high school student who was upset by the recent deaths of two friends.
2:04 | 02/12/16

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Long Island teacher in trouble for going out on her way to help the student the veteran our teacher was barred from the classroom after leaving the high school with a student during school hours now. Parents colleagues even the student her supper coming to the teacher's defense Eyewitness News reporter rob Nelson has a story. From center Mauritius it was meant to be nothing more than an act of compassion by teacher helping out a young student going through a double dose of grief. She needs haven't talked to she was very distraught. I felt that she was in crisis but for Janice graphic art teacher at central riches high school it was an act that led to her removal from the classroom. I strongly back of my kids. I want them and culture Graff was trying to comfort senior daddies of Hinske a few weeks ago. As mad he coped with the recent death of two friends in the span of just a week so the teacher decided to take Mehdi who was sobbing at the time. To a nearby store for some hot cocoa and then brought her back to campus. My whole life. As walls of the students have been told to trust your teachers and go to them and need help and that's exactly what I did. I'm fine with it she got my daughter back to school and she took care my daughter. But the short trip was apparently a violation of school rules about not taking students off campus during school hours grant has since been reassigned to administrative duty. But students and parents are rallied behind her at a school board meeting just last night. She's been put outs pastor by the board of education. And we're here today to ask them humbly in kindly to please let her back in. School board president Joshua Foster said he could not comment on the details because of privacy laws but sit in a statement today the board acts in the best interest of both students and staff. At her lawyer's office this afternoon to other interesting details about this case number one at Matty is dead had apparently given her permission to leave the campus with her teacher. And two after thirty years in the system all of this controversy is surrounding mrs. grant. Just five months. Before she retires. Reporting from Long Island rob Nelson channel seven Eyewitness News.

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