Glouco Teacher Canned for Berating Special Needs Student

Plus: The NHL has decided to realign, hazmat situation closes Father Judge today, voting has opened for the new Sixers mascot, and more of what the city is buzzing about today.

Glouco Teacher Fired For Berating Special Needs Student. The Gloucester County Board of Education voted yesterday evening to fire Steve Roth. Roth was seen on video verbally attacking a special needs student. Roth uses some gems like, “You know what Jules, I’ll kick your a** from here to kingdom come until I’m 80 years old.” You stay classy, Steve Roth. [NBC Philadelphia] View more videos at:

NHL Settles on Realignment Strategy. The NHL owners have voted on a realignment strategy that will employ four conferences as opposed to two conferences comprised of three divisions each. The Flyers will be in what is basically the old Patrick Division and will share the new conference with Pittsburgh, both New York teams, New Jersey, Washington and Carolina. [The 700 Level]

Hazmat Situation Forces Father Judge to Close Today. Father Judge High School will be closed today as hazmat crews and other authorities look into what might have caused dozens of people to be hospitalized yesterday with skin and eye irritation. Apparently there was a MRSA scare at Father Judge not too long ago and chemicals were used to scrub down the school. The fire department does not yet know what the irritant is. [6 ABC]

Temple Suspect Turns Himself In. Police named two suspects in a string of armed robberies on Temple’s campus. There were five reported robberies on November 30th between 7:45 p.m and 9:00 p.m. One of the two suspects has turned himself in to police. [CBS 3]

Vote Now for the New Sixers Mascot. Fans can choose between a rock, a hard place, “Big Ben,” “B. Franklin Dogg,” or “Phil E. Moose.” Yes, really. [Crossing Broad]

Pennsbury Teen Awarded $14M for ’07 Crash. The teenager who lost her leg in the Pennsbury High School bus crash of 2007 has been awarded $14 million by the jury in her civil lawsuit. The decision will likely be appealed. [Inquirer]