A Garden City teacher who authorities
accuse of making up a story about being beaten and robbed in his
classroom has resigned and is no longer teaching in the district.
The teacher, Michael Blanks, was fined $300 earlier this month
for falsely reporting a crime.
Garden City School District Superintendent Rick Atha says the
Board of Education is expected to accept Blanks' resignation at a
On Aug. 9, Blanks called police to Alta Brown Elementary School
and reported that two Hispanic males forced their way into the
school, beat him and then stabbed him in his leg.
Garden City Police Sgt. Michael Reagle has said police believe
Blanks was wounded after he fell off of a desk while stapling
things to the wall in his classroom.