Teacher who told kids ‘believe in yourself’ hanged herself after low self esteem — (The Mirror)Wednesday, February 6th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Popular, talented teacher put on Celexa by GP, a year later she hangs herself, coroner questions intent since no history, decides not a suicide.
Teacher Stephanie Peterson jailed for THREE YEARS after romping with pupil, 14 — (The Daily Star)Thursday, December 20th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Teacher on medication for bipolar has sex with 14-yr old student, sends lewd messages, gets 3-yr jail term. Hopes to make amends by staying on medication.
‘The world wants me to fail’: Strict headteacher, 37, of six academies who banned pupils wearing lipstick and fake tan ‘was worried about losing his job’ before he hanged himself at home — (The Daily Mail)Tuesday, June 19th, 2018SSRI Ed note: "Inspirational", strong, Headmaster takes fluoxetine, drinks heavily, hangs himself.
Mother-of-two substitute teacher, 29, had sex in her home with a male student, 18, after her husband, 33, plied him with alcohol — (The Daily Mail)Tuesday, May 16th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Substitute teacher on medication for bipolar has sex with student in her home, is charged, gets 2 year prison sentence, is registered sex offender.
‘Caring, clever’ teacher fell to her death from viaduct after being ‘overloaded with stress’ at school — (The Mirror)Thursday, November 10th, 2016SSRI Ed note: "Caring, clever, intellectual" teacher is anxious, gets medication, becomes overwhelmed, paranoid, cannot sleep, dies by suicide. Workload blamed.
‘Bright and intelligent’ teacher who ‘struggled with insomnia and depression’ found hanged in park — (The Mirror)Friday, October 9th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Teacher who has problems with sleep and addiction to prescription meds dies by suicide.
Did British drug death couple die in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ suicide pact? — (Daily Mail)Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
Why is Violence Against Teachers Being Covered Up? — (TPNN)Monday, October 7th, 2013
Coroner praises programme to prevent suicides — (Eastern Daily Press)Saturday, August 3rd, 2013
Erica DePalo, former N.J. teacher, avoids prison on sex charge with 15-year-old — (Crimesider)Tuesday, April 30th, 2013SSRI Ed note: "Teacher of the year" takes antidepressants, has sex with 15-yr-old, loses job, gets suspended sentence. "Mental health" issues blamed.
Jury Awards 1.5 Million In Paxil Related Suicide Malpractice Suit — (MillerPlace-RockyPointPatch)Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
Former Sheffield teacher Amanda Watkins on trial for rape, sodomy against student — (WHNT News 19)Tuesday, November 1st, 2011SSRI Ed note: Teacher taking medication for depression has sex with 15-yr-old in the back of her car, is caught, diagnosed with all manner of disorders, charged.
Teacher allegedly made vodka drinks and had sex with two boys, student testifies — (Dayton Daily News)Monday, October 24th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Gymn teacher on Zoloft has sex with two students, pleads insanity. Lawyer acknowledges drug with booze impaired her judgement.
Police Say Grad Student Was Shot 11 Times — (KHQ Q6)Friday, August 26th, 2011
Driver was three times over limit — (Derbyshire Times)Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
Son of author Debbie Macomber found dead — (Port Orchard Independent Reporter)Thursday, August 11th, 2011
‘Selfless love’ motivated suffocation of partner — (Sydney Morning Herald)Friday, April 29th, 2011
Teacher found not criminally responsible for sex with teen student — (Vancouver Sun)Saturday, February 5th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Saskatchewan teacher takes Effexor for depression, becomes manic, has sex with student, mental illness blamed.
Former band teacher sentenced for sex with student — (The Columbian)Friday, November 19th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Band teacher takes antidepressants, has sex with student, loses job, is charged, must register as sex offender.
Ex-teacher’s aide convicted in student sex case — (The Salt Lake Tribune)Saturday, November 13th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Woman on medication for depression and bipolar makes bad decisions and may have been involved sexually with two students.
A calculated killing: The case against Melissa Huckaby — (San Jose Mercury News)Saturday, June 19th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Sunday school teacher on Xanax, Paxil and other meds starts to behave strangely, kidnaps, rapes and kills 8-yr-old girl, is vilified, gets life without parole.
+Woman School Teacher Molests 14 Year Old Male StudentTuesday, March 30th, 2010
x-educator links theft to malady — (Republican-American)Saturday, March 13th, 2010SSRI Ed note: School principal on medication for depression, bipolar shoplifts a hat. loses job, blames "overmedication" for incident. Article title links theft to "malady".
RE teacher struck off for sectarianism, sex and Hitler lessons—(The Scotsman)Saturday, May 30th, 2009
Former charter school teacher sent to prison for raping student — (The Buffalo News)Thursday, April 23rd, 2009SSRI Ed note: Teacher on has sex with 8th grade student, holds him hostage, tries to carry out a suicide pact, is charged with statutory rape, gets 4 years.
Double Standard? — (Idaho Statesman)Saturday, April 18th, 2009SSRI Ed note: News article list a number of cases of woman involved in sex abuse of underage boys, reports that trend difficult to explain.
Ousted Surrey school teacher wins round in court battle—(bclocalnews.com)Wednesday, March 25th, 2009
Spring teacher takes stand in sex trial — (ABC 13 Eyewitness News)Friday, February 6th, 2009SSRI Ed note: Teacher on antidepressants has lapse in judgement, found by V. Principal performing oral sex on 16-yr-old student in classroom. Charged with sexual assault.
Teacher allegedly found walking nude is jailed — (The Fresno Bee)Friday, September 12th, 2008
Louis Owens and John Steinbeck’s Ghosts – A mystery solved with the help of a professor and a mobster’s musician — (The Village Voice)Thursday, August 14th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Successful professor and author takes antidepressants, dies by suicide. Student agonizes over why.
Ex-teacher sentenced for affair with boy — (Eau Claire and Chippewa Valley Leader-Telegram)Thursday, July 17th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Teacher on various medications for depression, bipolar, initiates sexual affair with student, 13. His parents find out, she is charged, loses job, reputation.
Teacher is jailed over pupil affair — (The Birmingham Mail)Wednesday, March 19th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Teacher takes antidepressants, drinks heavily, begins sexual liaison with teenage student.
Dressed Like Santa, Brookland Band Teacher Attacks Superintendent — (ABC News Region 8)Friday, December 28th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Band teacher's wife injured at school, he takes antidepressants, dresses as Santa, goes to home of Superintendent with guns, attacks family. Charged.
Female teacher accused of having sex with upstate NY student — (Newsday)Tuesday, December 11th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Teacher on antidepressants has sex with 15-yr-old boy, gets drunk, announces "affair" at basketball game, is charged with rape.
Head teacher killed himself before inspection — (The Peterborough Telegraph)Tuesday, December 11th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Headmaster prescribed antidepressants kills himself 3 months later. Despite school's stellar record and zero evidence, officials blame pending inspection.
Teacher tells court she sent inappropriate e-mails — (Canada.com)Monday, December 10th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Teacher on antidepressants has make-out session on couch with 13-yr-old, then sends e-mails about it. Attempts suicide. Arrested, charged with sexual assault.
Teacher harassed her former partner — (Asian News U.K.)Tuesday, September 4th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Teacher loses boyfriend takes antidepressants, sends abusive, harassing messages to ex.
Pervert teacher’s ‘suicide’ mystery — ( Mansfield and Ashfield Chad)Tuesday, June 12th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Teacher on antidepressants has sexual relationship with student, charged, dies in apparent suicide 4 days before sentencing.
Lawyer: Couple robbed Colchester bank to pay medical bills — (The Norwich Bulletin)Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007SSRI Ed note: Teacher of the year & wife on medication for bipolar, panic, depression, no prior record, rob a bank, easily caught, "Psychiatric issues" and bills blamed.
Guidance counselor appealing peeping sentence — (The Helena Independent Record)Saturday, April 7th, 2007SSRI Ed note: School guidance counsellor on Paxil "peeps" with camera into home of student, is charged, appeals, claims medication to blame.
Toxicology reports find antidepressant — (Lansing State Journal)Thursday, February 1st, 2007SSRI Ed note: Man on Wellbutrin shoots and kills his ex-wife, her boyfriend, and himself.
Teacher found hanged at home — (The Times and Star)Friday, January 26th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Threlkeld teacher is depressed when her mum dies, takes medication, hangs herself. She is found by her young daughters. Depression blamed.
Open verdict on death of teacher found hanging — (icberkshire)Thursday, November 30th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Man who lost his son given antidepressants, he feels worse, dies by hanging himself, wife finds him. Coroner give open verdict.
Montreal woman pleads innocent in son’s drowning — (The Rutland Herald)Saturday, August 19th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Mother on antidepressants, worried about pending separation from spouse drowns her 8-yr-old son, attempts suicide, Sentenced to 15 years.
Mother, son and Nashua teenager missing, Police say they may be heading out West — (The Concord Monitor)Thursday, June 22nd, 2006SSRI Ed note: Counselor on Prozac and Wellbutrin has relationship with teen client, they run off together with her young son.
Ayersville teacher guilty of having sex with student — (The Toledo Blade)Monday, May 1st, 2006SSRI Ed note: English teacher on Zoloft has sex with male student, 17, resigns from job, loses license.