Teacher Acts Like A Chicken

An article I put together from a make believe press conference when I attended SUNY Purchase. Based on true events.

According to a class of eighth grade students, their teacher, Eva Brady, was behaving oddly during class time and acting like a chicken.

On March 24th, Brady, 47, was driven home from Pentucket Regional Middle School by a colleague after her history class told administrators that there was something “wrong” with their teacher.

It was 10:00 a.m. on March 24th when additional information was given from Chief Holmes and Officer Forni regarding the incident at the school. Holmes said that she had information from the Groveland Police and one of their employees that Brady asked a student in her class how he thought it would feel to have a bullet in his head. The student confirmed the question with Assistant Principal Ken Kelley.

According to Forni, students told him that Brady was in the back of the classroom flapping her arms, making chicken noises and trying to fly. These allegations were not confirmed during the school’s investigation.

“Ms. Brady has worked in the district for the last five years without incident and has denied the incident,” said Principal Debra J. Lay. “After an investigation by our school board, we are inclined to dismiss the accusation and welcome Ms. Brady back to the classroom.”

When parent Tracy Dalton picked up her son and his friends from the school, they reported the “bullet” incident and Brady’s other odd behaviors. Dalton reported information to parents of involved students and also to the school on March 24th.

On March 25th, the school was still investigating the incident and talking to students.

According to Kelley, the student involved in the “bullet” incident said that Brady had asked him to teach the class. He said that though “she was acting strangely,” he was not afraid of her or her comments to him.

On March 26th, Officer Michael Dwyer contacted the father of the student, who said he was satisfied with the handling of the issue and did not want anything to go forward as far as charges.


  1. gpicone · September 16, 2012

    It’s not easy being a teacher!

  2. Nicole · September 16, 2012

    I guess it was just one of those days…

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