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Atherton Teacher Reassigned After Profanity-Laced Tirade

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Selby Lane School in Atherton. (CBS)

Selby Lane School in Atherton. (CBS)

ATHERTON (CBS/AP) — An Atherton school teacher whose profanity-laced tirade and rattling of a table frightened an eighth-grader into calling police will return to class after completing anger management counseling.

The Redwood City School District announced Wednesday that John Haynes, a math teacher at Atherton’s Selby Lane School, will spend the remainder of the academic year on medical leave and participate in anger management counseling. But he will not return to the Atherton campus.

Haynes sent a letter of apology to parents of students in his class as part of an agreement he reached with the district to keep his job.

Haynes became agitated on March 1 and used profanity and rattled a desk, frightening a 13-year-old girl who used her cell phone to call 911.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services may have contributed to this report.)

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