The community, parents, and students came to Schiller's defense, holding a series of protests demanding that the District allow him back into the classroom.
Schiller has been vocal in explaining that the two student experiments were in no way dangerous and he had not even seen them when an administrator pulled them from the science fair and sent Schiller to "teacher jail." Many in the scientific community were in disbelief that the experiments that were built to convert one form of energy to another could be mistaken for "imitation weapons."
Schiller reacted to the District's decision to return him to his school; "I am excited to be going back to the classroom to assist my students in the last week before the AP exams."
Hundreds of other LAUSD educators are caught in the same trap as Schiller. They are reassigned or "housed" in administrative centers across the District -- in many cases accused of things that have nothing to do with student safety. Others, like
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