Substitute Teacher Sent Home After Claiming To Hear Strange Voices
A second-grade substitute teacher at Pride Elementary School in Deltona was ordered to go home after a bizarre incident where she claimed to have heard voices outside her classroom, and rambled on about the CIA and FBI and wanting to call the president of the United States,
Robin Forde, 51, was removed from the classroom she was assigned to substitute in by the school's principal.
According to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, Forde called them complaining that she could hear people screaming and cursing outside her classroom.
When cops asked Forde to describe the people, she said she could only hear them.
Forde had claimed that drug dealers have been following her around from Georgia, cursing and screaming. As a result, she says, she called the CIA, the FBI and the President about it.
She also claimed these mystery people were out to steal her identity, but she doesn't know why.
When the principal spoke with the second grade students, none of them said they heard any voices, or any screaming at all.
Police arrived to the school to question Forde and, according to the report, she became belligerent with them, insisting that she heard voices, and telling them that she had spoken with the President of the United States about it before.
She also denied having a mental issue.
According to the police report, the Volusia County Sheriff's deputy checked Forde's history, and found no record of her.
It was determined that Forde was not a danger to herself or to others. But officials told her not to return to the school, anyway.
A taxi was apparently called for her, and she left without further incident.
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