CHIPPEWA FALLS (AP) — An investigation into a Chippewa Falls fifth-grade teacher shows she spent an exorbitant amount of time on e-mail discussing her drug and alcohol use, sex, misuse of sick time and co-workers.
The teacher, Beth McElhenny, was suspended on Feb. 3 and resigned on Thursday. The Leader-Telegram reported on the district's investigation of 3,407 e-mails over 169 days through an open records request.
McElhenny described a student in her class as a "box or rocks" and gave demeaning nicknames to co-workers like "Dumpy," "Frosty Freezepop" and "Bellowing Cow."
McElhenny taught fifth grade for seven years and was a librarian for 14 years before that in the district.
A message left Saturday with her lawyer, Timothy D. Anderson, was not immediately returned.
Information from: Leader-Telegram, http://www.leadertelegram.com/