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March 2, 2007

Hogwarts in the Valley?

Filed under: Texas — texased @ 9:51 am

Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Texas Southwest:

ROMA, Texas – A South Texas teacher accused of keeping two girls in his classroom to protect them from others who thought they were witches has resigned.Jose A. Ramos, an Advanced Placement Spanish teacher who had been with the district 20 years, resigned Wednesday, hours before the Roma school board was to consider firing him.

School district police said Ramos is accused of detaining the 14- and 17-year-old cousins in his unlocked classroom throughout the school day Oct. 20. He was charged with two counts of unlawful restraint of a student and was on paid leave since the incident.

Ramos allegedly told the girls they’d be arrested for casting a spell on a fellow teacher if they left the room. School district police Chief Noe Flores said Ramos claimed he was protecting the girls from students who were mad at them.

So do you think this is something completely out of the blue or that there were some indications something was going on before?


1 Comment »

  1. It’s not completely out of the blue. If you’ve ever been to Roma before, you’d know that. This is a small town with many beliefs. Witchcraft just happens to be one of those beliefs among some of the people in the town. Unfortunately, since this is a small town, word about everything gets around pretty quickly so…

    Comment by Roma Girl — April 11, 2007 @ 11:21 am

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