A suburban Dallas teenager was fined $637 for cursing in class and failing to show up for a hearing.
Court records show that teacher Michelle Lene heard Victoria Mullins say “you trying to start (expletive)” loudly in class one day last October. She was sent to the principal’s office and given lunch detention. The next day, the school resource officer presented the North Mesquite High School student a ticket.
The teacher complained Mullins’ language was a breach of the peace.
Mullins acknowledges she was wrong, but said a classmate was getting on her nerves.
The girl got a waitressing job to pay the fine.