Elderly Substitute Attacked

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  1. bandnerdtx

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    This happened at my former school this week. It's absolutely heartbreaking to watch, but sadly unsurprising that it happened considering the administration in the building and district. :unsure:The student was upset that the teacher took his phone.

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    what a piece of crap. And the rest of the kids cheering him on are too. I bet their mommas are proud. @@
     
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    I often really worry about what our world will look like in 20 years. That whole classroom of kids had no problem with that happening. It is disgusting.
     
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    I had to bail out a sub yesterday, twice. The students wouldn't do what she said after ten minutes of her asking. I walked up, told them to get back into the classroom and they did with not problem. Disgusted me.
     
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    Geeeeee, yeah, arrest his butt and press charges. One mistake she did make... going in his direction trying to get by him. Nah, I wouldn't have gone back that way.
     
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    A friend of mine that still works there said that this lady had knee replacement surgery last year and has trouble with mobility. She felt trapped in by the student.
     
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    God. And the ultimate problem here is...he couldn't handle having something he wasn't supposed to have taken away from him....I'm sorry...but that's SO KINDERGARTEN. I have to take things away from kids all the time that they know they're not supposed to have. Somewhere along the line kids have to learn how to deal with the word "No." I really think there is a serious and scary lack of coping mechanisms in some kids.
     
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    That boy needs to have a man from his community seriously shame him. Probably too late but hopefully something can get through to him.
     
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    I don't know what's worse... the fact that this ONE student acted like a monster, or that the MANY others in the room seemed like they couldn't care less and just laughed...

    heartbreaking.
     
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    I agree.
     
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    Another report stated that several students in the room reported the incident to administration.

    It was a horrible act, but I don't want to label the entire room as uncaring or worse.
     
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    The linked video said he walked to the principal office himself? Hopefully there is some criminal prosecution. I don't want this to be just another suspension.
     
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    School discipline should be separate from criminal prosecution. As a sub I would press charges myself.
     
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    I can easily understand why a student in that room wouldn't go to the sub's defense. You see that girl who was sitting in the front and scooted to the back (or somewhere off camera) when the commotion started? That would have been me. Poking my head into things would have resulted in me getting the crap beaten out of me. 16 year old me was a foot shorter and almost 200 pounds lighter than the attacker. I would have gotten out of the classroom, and hopefully to a nearby adult... preferably a very large adult.

    Even the laughter I can understand (although most of the noise in the room seemed to be of the "I can't believe this is happening" variety, more so than laughing)... People reacting to scary situations by laughing isn't particularly uncommon. Laughter is a form of tension relief.

    Now with all that said... the kids who decided to take out their cell phones and record everything... that I take issue with.
     
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    I truly hope the teacher presses charges and sues for coverage of her medical bills.
     
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    Oh, how I hope this woman has a seven foot 300 pound grandson who can take care of this ANIMAL!!!
     
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    I am so glad they did. EVIDENCE!!! :help:
     
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    I do not agree with this at all. I do not see kids (of this generation) being any less respectful than kids of 10, 20, 30 years ago. I think kids (at least the kids in my area) are probably more respectful than the kids from my generation.

    On a separate note, she is a substitute--not a teacher. BIG difference.
     
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    I think kids are less respectful then generations before.
    Each generation is being raised less strictly, and our kids often have very little parental involvement and no one teachers them right from wrong. I also worry about how it will be in 20 years.
    I see my students, and wonder what kind of parents they will be. One of my students just gave birth this week, she's not even 17 yet. The father of the baby wants nothing to do with her, she's on probation, and is in love with her boyfriend (not the father) who is in jail for at least 10 more years. Her mom is single, and I have no idea how they will raise that baby, let alone teach her respect.
     
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    How so?
     

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