A Phoenix teacher won a restraining order against a student she said was verbally harassing her. Elizabeth Anne Moore, a high school reading teacher, told a judge that the student’s actions set “a tone in my classroom that is not conducive to learning,” reports the Arizona Republic.
Judge Lex Anderson issued an order barring the a 15-year-old sophomore boy from having any contact with Moore either on or off campus. The judge provided her with a special cellphone that can be used to make a 911 emergency call should any problems arise.
Teachers lauded Moore for taking a stand against an unruly student. They said teachers deserve support in their efforts to impose classroom discipline. On April 7, the Phoenix Union High School District suspended the student for five days and removed him from Moore’s class.