Teacher resigns over cleavage comment

Complaint: Teacher approached student with ruler to measure 'boobage'

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EUSTIS, Fla. - A Lake County school teacher resigned days before a scheduled hearing after making comments about a student's cleavage in front of a class, according to school officials.

Joan Bannister, a Eustis Middle School math teacher, told a student she was out of dress code and approached her with a ruler to measure her exposed "boobage," according to a complaint filed by the student.

Bannister said in a memo that she never used the word "boobage" and never touched her but admitted to having a discussion with the student about the dress code.

The school district recommended a five-day unpaid suspension, but she never served it because she requested a hearing.

Bannister resigned before the hearing on Monday.

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