Teacher sacked for grabbing abusive boy, 16, who hurled a banana milkshake over him

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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 03:54 PM
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A teacher has been sacked for grabbing a pupil who hurled a banana milkshake at him.


Robert Cox held the 16-year-old boy's arms and pinned him to his chair after being soaked by the drink and suffering a torrent of abuse from the student.

Mr Cox said he feared the boy was about to throw the chair at him. After he let the teenager go, the pupil did pick up a chair and threw it, although not at Mr Cox.

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Teachers in the UK face being sacked if they restrain a pupil from throwing chairs, despite also being soaked by the same pupil with a banana milkshake.

Who is going to teach young people some respect for other people rather than a heightened awareness of their own 'rights'?

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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 04:03 PM
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Originally posted by ollncasino
A teacher has been sacked for grabbing a pupil who hurled a banana milkshake at him.


Robert Cox held the 16-year-old boy's arms and pinned him to his chair after being soaked by the drink and suffering a torrent of abuse from the student.

Mr Cox said he feared the boy was about to throw the chair at him. After he let the teenager go, the pupil did pick up a chair and threw it, although not at Mr Cox.

Daily Mail


Teachers in the UK face being sacked if they restrain a pupil from throwing chairs, despite also being soaked by the same pupil with a banana milkshake.

Who is going to teach young people some respect for other people rather than a heightened awareness of their own 'rights'?


I fear for anyone wanting to be a teacher in this day and age. What else was he supposed to do anyway.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 04:04 PM
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Teachers in the UK face being sacked if they restrain a pupil from throwing chairs


Dont he know that only cops can do that? Especially to 10-11 year old girls and if the cop is really lucky, he gets to use his taser on her.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 04:07 PM
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Agreed.

I wonder if his parents discipline him at home? I am going to take a guess and say rarely, if ever.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 04:08 PM
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My girlfriend works at a school and she tells me that you can't touch kids in any way no matter what..

After her telling me the stories of how terrible some kids are if I was a teacher I'd be fired the first day.

I remember in high school my math teacher who was a woman was thrown against the lockers and pinned there, she looked like she was going to slap the s out of the guy, but then she didn't do anything. he let her go and she sank down to her knees and cried.

I think this is really stupid. Sometimes you have to show strength. You don't have to hurt anyone, but you better put them in their place, otherwise they are running the show.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 04:09 PM
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Originally posted by Juggernog
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Teachers in the UK face being sacked if they restrain a pupil from throwing chairs


Dont he know that only cops can do that? Especially to 10-11 year old girls and if the cop is really lucky, he gets to use his taser on her.


16 year old. It says so right there in the title.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 04:10 PM
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I know his age, I was being sarcastic



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 04:11 PM
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Who is going to teach young people some respect for other people rather than a heightened awareness of their own 'rights'?


How about the parents?
In cases like this I am an advocate of the strap.
The fact we live in such a politically correct society really makes me sick...the teacher did no wrong.

He should be allowed to throw milkshakes on the parents to show them what its like being treated with no respect.
Kids should be taught to respect their elders.

If the children are our future....than we are doomed.
I see kids these days as just assholes of the future.

Anyone see the video of the bus lady being picked on?

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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 04:11 PM
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Who is going to teach young people some respect for other people rather than a heightened awareness of their own 'rights'?


Parents



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 04:13 PM
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i really cringe whenerever i see a thread coming from the daily mail only....the daily mail is a rag designed to make it look like everything is going to hell in a handcart, it really is an appaling representation of middle england's obsessive fears. i'm concerned that as it has a strong online presence that people from abroad form rather skewed opinions about life in britain from it...

reading the article, he shouldnt have restrained the boy, as i would expect is part of his code of conduct as a teacher. only people who have been through a sanctioned training proceedure should do this to prevent the school losing their a$$ in court, as well as ensuring that no harm comes to the little dear in question, who is no doubt a toe-rag. if the teacher had treated this in a professional manner then he would have handed over the incident and dealing with said toe-rag to a colleague as his involvement showed a lack of judgement in dealing with this when his emotions were high. not easy but i have dealt with much much worse from my own work in education.

and it's the daily mail, is quite possible that there is more to this, but it did not suit their agenda



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 04:13 PM
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I'm very saddened to here this. I grew up in an age were corperal punishment was the norm in school. In fact my dad was a sixth grade teacher in the elementary school were I went and was fired in the early seventies for spanking a child who was unruly. Kids today have nothing to fear in regard to their behavior and don't have the wisdom to understand consiquences for their actions yet. I have come to accept that sparing the rod and spoiling the child makes for an as#h$%lo of a humanbeing.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 04:15 PM
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If I had acted like that in school,my dad would have seriously
burned my behind with his belt.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 04:16 PM
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Originally posted by skalla
i really cringe whenerever i see a thread coming from the daily mail only....the daily mail is a rag designed to make it look like everything is going to hell in a handcart


I'm from the UK. The UK is going to hell in a handcart.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 04:17 PM
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Originally posted by mamabeth
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If I had acted like that in school,my dad would have seriously
burned my behind with his belt.


A parent that spanks a child these days, loses that child and goes to jail.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 04:18 PM
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Political correctness has taken over...these days you can't spank and the kids know it and use it against you.
I have heard of a few cases of the kid being cocky and saying go for it...I'll call the cops.
Sickening.




posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 04:26 PM
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fairplay but it's been doing that forever, as has the whole world - is it herodotus who was the first writer we have a record of saying pretty much that?

and i work in sharp end of last chance education - a skilled person could probably have stopped this before it started with a bit of decent observation and getting involved earlier, though mainstream schools dont really have challenging behaviour experts. perhaps i should flog them my services.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 04:30 PM
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Teachers shouldn't be able to beat their students, but their students shouldn't be able to be abusive like this either. Immediate expulsion for kids who step out of line in class. Force the parents to wake up and realize their kids need some guidance.

The problem here is that expulsion carries with it too much stigma which will damage the child's future prospects for schools and career. Perhaps they can do one on the side, unofficial, without the parents realizing it's just a tactic (A back room deal sort of). When there's a corrupt system like that though, people complain. When it's too bureaucratic people complain too.

Moral of the story, people complain...



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 04:31 PM
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Let that be a lesson to all teachers out there. If you're going to lose your job anyway, make it worth your while. Knock the kid into next week.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 04:34 PM
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I have heard of a few cases of the kid being cocky and saying go for it...I'll call the cops.
Sickening.

 


When kids act like this they should simply be recorded. Once you have them on recording you can explain how threats don't really work well.

It's sad but because of the majority of people being absolute asses at every age throughout their life, it really is going to turn into a world where we need a camera in every single room at every given moment out of the day.

The pendulum has swung, people act as though it was great when teachers cracked their students with rulers, but not so much. The abuse they got away with caused some disturbing personality traits among the people who went through it.

Now the pendulum is on the other side and some teachers are getting it worse than a leather belt or wooden spoon.

The human race is such a mess...



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 04:35 PM
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the article states he was on cctv and that a staff member who came in part way through stated that the teacher was fuming. getting covered in milkshake in front of students is bad, but he's gotta keep his cool as a teacher.

a tribunal found that he escalated the situation and from my own experience he should not have tried to keep the student in the area of the incident, that always makes matters worse - even from the info in the daily mail which was always gonna take a scandalised slant on this i can tell that the teacher handled this badly. i feel for him, but he made a right mess of the incident by the sounds of it.





 
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