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Originally posted by jimmyx
back in the fifties and early sixties, when i was growing up i had a 6 grade teacher rap my knuckles with a ruler so hard it left a welt on my hand, and i was sent to the principle for calling the teacher a name...my father was called, and when he learned of what i did, i got his leather belt landing on my backside when i got home. the next day my dad took me to school and both of us went to this teacher and i had to apologize directly, and my dad stood there and told the teacher that this will not happen again, and he also apologized to the teacher for his sons behavior. guess what?...it never happened again...and the funny thing was, after some years, i met up with that teacher after he retired, and we became friends.edit on 4-7-2012 by jimmyx because: spell
Originally posted by babybunnies
Looks like there should be accountability on both sides.
Lots of people needed to secure this kid, I bet he wasn't "the little angel" he's being portrayed as.
Two sides to every story.
Originally posted by BobJacobs
As a teacher I'm disgusted by this bully in the video. But I also know that the video does not reveal what's being said, or what the kid did off screen. Regardless the answers to those questions, that teacher did NOT handle the situation like an adult. That being said, it's BS that the poster had to focus on "oh, btw, the teacher makes $95 grand..." I don't know any teacher who makes that much. Administrators, yes. Teachers, no way. Maybe in a very affluent community where the school has money to burn, but anywhere else? Not happening. Besides, what difference does it make how much the jerk in the video makes? Way to attach douche-baggery behavior on his part to how much or little teachers make. We should be doing that thankless job for free anyway, right?
Originally posted by PurpleChiten
I would encourage you to watch the video several times. After several times, it becomes more clear that the adult isn't "throwing him around" at all, but merely keeping hold of his arm as he flails around. From what I viewed, there was no excessive force by the adult, only holding on as the teen continued to flail all over the place. The adult's arms went up on a few occasions to keep his balance and he clearly wasn't hitting him or anything else as the student was trying to attack him at his waist.
Also, it's the Dean of Security, not a teacher as the article and video imply and the audio was deliberately left off to prevent s from knowing exactly what the teen said. My own belief is that it had to do with using a weapon of some sort as that is what would justify the actions taken, and, indeed, insist upon the actions taken.
As a teacher, I know you'll watch it a few more times to get an objective view and thank you ahead of time.
Originally posted by Wizrd
It seems this child could have been restrained quite easily by the teacher in question. Where is the sympathy and compassion for the youth?
I can see how people would see it in the way that the article first indicates and would leave it at that after a single viewing, but with additional viewings, the perspective does change. It's very subtle and easy to jump to a conclusion if you're already expecting to see it as the adult being the aggressive one. After several views, it looks more that the adult isn't being agressive at all but the teen is.
Originally posted by PurpleChiten
reply to post by WhisperingWinds
If you want to stick to your opinion, that's fine, but leave others to formulate their own.
I gave a second by second summation of my opinion of it, you had the same opportunity then backed out beccause you were afraid your opinion might be changed. That's on you, not anyone else.
You want to argue and that's about the sum of it, you can argue with someone else because it's clear you don't want to look at it objectively nor do you want to give anyone else the opportunity to do so.
I actually saw a story a while back that featured a 17-year old kid (probably a violent psychopath) who had been arrested for an extremely violent assault on a store clerk. The kid was stealing merchandise and when the clerk confronted them, the kid nearly beat them to death.