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Teacher suspended for touching girl inappropriately with banana during class

A teacher in Florida has been disciplined for reportedly touching a female student inappropriately in the head and neck area with a banana. Jonathan Hampton was suspended for three days without pay from his teaching job at North Marion High School after the student's parents complained, roughly three months after the incident.

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Mag Lev Banana (Thanks, Philip!)

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