Missing New Orleans Teacher Left Celebration Alone

In today's link roundup: Video surveillance footage shows that Terrilyn Monette left alone after a party celebrating her Teacher of the Year nomination. Plus: Online developer Adria Richards is fired for calling out sexual jokes on Twitter. 

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Terrilyn Monette is still missing. (Facebook)

A missing New Orleans teacher was seen driving alone in surveillance footage: Terrilyn Monette, who disappeared March 2 after a night out celebrating her Teacher of the Year nomination, was seen driving alone away from a bar on surveillance footage that New Orleans police found, the Huffington Post reports. The Times-Picayune reported that New Orleans police found several stoplight cameras and security cameras on homes and businesses showing the 26-year-old at the wheel of her car around 5:15 a.m. the day she vanished. Before that, hundreds of volunteers searched for her in the nearby New Orleans City Park, but to no avail.

SendGrid developer Adria Richards is fired for outing a developer's sexual jokes on Twitter: The email-delivery company fired Richards after she tweeted criticism of a developer for allegedly making sexual jokes during a conference, also on Twitter, VentureBeat reports. The developer in question was fired by his employer, PlayHaven, after Richards posted his picture and a few details about what he said. 

North Dakota lawmakers are considering "personhood" measures that would outlaw all abortions: The measures would ban abortions by defining human life as beginning with conception, according to CBS DC. Several states with Republican-controlled Legislatures and GOP governors are looking to enact additional abortion restrictions, but North Dakota could go further than any other in challenging Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court's 1973 decision legalizing abortion.

Outrage ensues as 50 Chicago public schools face closure: School officials were expected to release on Thursday a list of about 50 schools slated for closure in what is believed to be the largest number ever closed in one place in the U.S. at one time, the Chicago Tribune reports. As word leaked out about which schools would be closed, some parents renewed their charges that minorities are being unfairly targeted, while principals accused Chicago Public Schools of "slash and burn." 

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