(Scroll down for video) A New York school teacher was fired after fantasizing in class in front of her students about stabbing them, school investigators said in a statement.
The Manhattan high school teacher became so enraged when her students would not stop talking loudly that she fantasized about stabbing them.
The Collaborative Academy of Science Technology and Language Arts teacher, Jacqueline Baffoni, allegedly made the comments in class towards the end of the last school year, despite being informed that she could be dismissed because of such comments.
"I feel like stabbing some of these children. I have a knife here," the teacher said in front of her class, a student of her eighth grade class told the Office of the Special Commissioner of Investigation.
Another student said that the teacher, who had a knife in her desk for slicing fruits, added: "I have a
knife in this room, and I wish I could stab them!"
Baffoni’s comment was directed supposedly at group of unruly children in the back of the class in the Lower East Side section of Manhattan.
The most recent outburst came a day after Baffoni’s supervisors warned her in writing that they were considering whether her services as a teacher will be suspended at the end of the school year.
An official told investigators that the letter could have caused the latest comments. Baffoni was fired before the investigation probe was completed.