Do you think what the school did was right?

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  1. sveta4

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    If you watch The Simpsons, Homer strangles Bart in many episodes. 2 kindergarteners, A and B, decided to act out that scene from The Simpsons. They took turns being the strangler and the strangled, seeing who could make the most realistic glottal sounds. They were having fun, and WEREN'T hurting each other. The teacher notices and sends them to the principal's office. A was then sent to the nurse's office and it was confirmed no damage was done to A's throat. B never got sent to the nurse's office and B's mother was called. Then B had to explain to their mom what S/HE did to A. A didn't have to do that. They were both doing the same thing.
     
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    Our students definitely would have been spoken to by the principal and parents likely would have been notified. We have a strict "hands off" policy and no rough play or play fighting is tolerated.
     
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    Both students should have seen the nurse after talking with the principal. Both parents should have been contacted.
     
  5. TeacherNY

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    They were having fun? I'm sure they were but that's not appropriate behavior in school and both students/parents should be talked to.
     
  6. Backroads

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    Kids will be kids, but I don't think that kind of play is appropriate.

    Sending them to the principal's office was okay.

    From there, they should have continued to receive the same consequence. Both should have been checked by the nurse, and both parents should have been called (or not-but it should have been the same for both).
     
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    Amanda Administrator Staff Member

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    Was it a case of being caught at the wrong time and the other student looked like the victim and therefore was treated as such? Was anyone made aware of what actually happened?
     
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    What happened to the "Keep your hands to yourself" rule?

    And, no, the school should have called both for rough play and possible injury.
     
  9. gr3teacher

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    Sounds like an overreaction all around, but both children should have been treated the same way. Once it was determined that the children were just playing, a trip to the counselor (NOT the principal) would have been the way to go.
     
  10. czacza

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    Kids are rarely sent to the P's office in my district. In the above situation, a teacher in my district would have a 'chat' with the kids, send to nurse if there were complaints of/visible physical issues, notify guidance and administration and make a parent phone call...

    Just curious how long the Simpsons reenactment continued...did the teacher notice quickly and put a swift end to it?
     

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