An Oklahoma math teacher defied physics when she somehow managed to stuff 11 teenagers in her Honda Accord for a midday candy run.
But the feat cost Heather Cagle, the veteran teacher, her job.
The incident occurred in October, when Cagle, a teacher at Wells Middle School, in Catoosa, a town east of Tulsa, wanted to do "something sweet" for kids working with her on the yearbook, The Tulsa World reported. So she filled her Honda Accord with 11 students ages 12 to 15.
The report said she placed two in the front seat, seven in the back and two girls in the trunk. The group traveled about a mile to Walmart where they bought items and returned to the school.
The superintendent said in a statement that student safety is a priority and agreed with the board’s 4-1 decision Wednesday to terminate the math and yearbook instructor. The report points out that teachers must get parents' permission before leaving school property with a student.
The attorney for Cagle, who had dozens of supporters at the hearing, called the decision to fire the teacher "cowardly" and said his client is an "exceptional teacher" who will land on her feet.