“I went to jail for battery. Does that really make me a criminal? Time will tell.”

Kansas state Rep. Mark Samsel, regarding his arrest on charges of misdemeanor battery after a physical altercation with a student while substitute teaching in Wellsville. Samsel was caught on students’ videos discussing topics of suicide, sex, masturbation, God and the Bible and having physical interactions with the students. Samsel was later released on $1,000 bond. The superintendent has said Samsel will no longer be allowed to work for the district. (The Kansas City Star
— April 30, 2021)