Education: Lesson

Music Teacher Phyllis Brefka, 23, was just about to strike up the band at the annual Mayville (Wis.) High School graduation picnic. Suddenly four graduating girls who disliked her grading system swooped, grabbed her, dumped her in a nearby river. Last fortnight each of the four was fined $15 plus $11.30 costs. Teacher Brefka had filed charges, "in the hope," she said, "that it would discourage "other pupils from subjecting more teachers to involuntary baths."


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