[Readings] Permanent Record,

Sign in to access Harper’s Magazine

Need to create a login? Want to change your email address or password? Forgot your password?

  1. Sign in to Customer Care using your account number or postal address.
  2. Select Email/Password Information.
  3. Enter your new information and click on Save My Changes.

Locked out of your account? Get help here.

Subscribers can find additional help here.

Not a subscriber? Subscribe today!

Get Access to Print and Digital for $23.99.
Subscribe for Full Access
Get Access to Print and Digital for $23.99.

Permanent Record


From behaviors for which K–12 teachers in the United States have been arrested since 2018, as described in news reports.

Bringing a bag of wine to class
Taking shots of vodka during class
Possessing explosives
Threatening to blow up the class
Dropping a gun on the playground
Leaving a gun in the bathroom
Bringing a gun and two knives into the classroom
Threatening to shoot a student
Firing a gun in the classroom
Imprisoning a student
Forcibly cutting a student’s hair
Holding a student upside down by the ankles
Slapping a student
Punching a student
Kicking a student
Throwing a student to the ground
Buying drugs for a student
Smoking weed with students
Crushing a pill during class and then snorting it and falling asleep
Smoking meth before class, taking a Xanax at lunch, and then going to Burger King and falling asleep