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Colo. Teacher Accused of In-Class Abuse

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posted on Mar, 31 2008 @ 10:56 PM
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Colo. Teacher Accused of In-Class Abuse


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DELTA, Colo. (AP) -- A high school English teacher punished a tardy student by ordering him to do push-ups and sit-ups, then let other students hit him when he failed to complete the exercise, police said Monday.

Brian Havel, 22, faces charges of child abuse in the March 14 case, said Delta interim Police Chief Roger Christian. Police began investigating after the student, who is 15 or 16, told his parents what happened, Christian said.

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posted on Mar, 31 2008 @ 10:56 PM
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It seems like these and similar types of abuse are becoming more and more common in our schools today. Has the school systems lowered their standards so much in an effort to hire educators, that we now must tolerate these violations of our childrens rights and the abuse of our trust?

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posted on Mar, 31 2008 @ 10:59 PM
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I'm just saying I wouldn't be so sure that it's becoming more common, I might even say that it's less common. Teachers had more power in the old days, and something like this wouldn't even end up in the local news.

But you might be right, it's just the way I see it.



Edit: is that teacher only 22? That might be one of the reasons of his behaviour.

[edit on 31-3-2008 by _Phoenix_]



posted on Mar, 31 2008 @ 11:05 PM
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When I was in grade school, in the early '50s, we had teachers pull you out of your seat by your hair, whack you awake with a ruler, paddle you on the spot in front of the class, or just about anything they chose.

Naturally, I was an angel myself, so this was just for other kids.



posted on Mar, 31 2008 @ 11:09 PM
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That's what the article says. You may be right about the age issue. This guy obviously just graduated college, and has zilch in the way of experience other than an internship under his belt.

He should have been more closely supervised by the school until it was established he had the maturity necessary to run a classroom unassisted.

[edit on 3/31/08 by LLoyd45]




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