Texas Teacher beats up kid--Thoughts?

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Texas Teacher beats up kid--Thoughts?
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Fri, 05-21-2010 - 5:30pm

Not sure if you all have seen that story, and if you have, I haven't seen any posts or threads on it. Before I give my feelings on the topic, I'd love to know what you think.


Basically, the child was a very violent extreme special ed student who had been in a world of trouble and frankly had beaten up other kids and attacked other adults and when he came after that teacher, she snapped and beat his arse.


Now I know there are going to be a ton of folks who think ,

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Wed, 05-26-2010 - 11:29am

LOL....I know, not funny, but you do crack me up :)


This reminds me of earlier this week when I witnessed a student

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Tue, 05-25-2010 - 8:03pm

Judy, damn special ed. Some of these kids are in a regular ed classroom. I've had too many talking about what they are going to do to me and I'm on a new job and already had one push past me. I told her in no uncertain term don't put your hands or body on me any more. If I can't touch you, don't touch me.


Our society has become so violent of course our children are like this, but what tickles me is how teachers are just expected to take it. On every other job I know if someone even mentions that they are going to harm you, they can be brought up on charges and yet in a school environment your life can be threatened, harmed and damn near taken away because "the poor kids are hurting" Yep they sure are but they better keep their funky hands off me cause I wont be hurt by anyone, child or adult. (Unless there is a weapon involved and in that case you better just take me out cause if you dont, you'll wish you had)


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Tue, 05-25-2010 - 6:36pm

Thanks,

Sherry

 

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Tue, 05-25-2010 - 9:23am

Well said, Sherry!


As a special education teacher, I have been trained to be in those situations but, thankfully, I

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Sun, 05-23-2010 - 12:43pm

I almost hate to say it, but I'm not sure we will ever again be in a place where the teacher is respected and supported, the needs of the children are clearly addressed and the parents are both supported in their efforts to get help and

Sherry

 

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Sat, 05-22-2010 - 10:25am

Okay, now that a couple of thoughts have been spoken, I'll give mine. The way the story goes, this child was extremely

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Fri, 05-21-2010 - 11:09pm

I think I read or heard that she was a former teacher of the year or outstanding educator of some type.

Sherry

 

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Fri, 05-21-2010 - 9:55pm

At some point I think teachers who are not receiving support from their admin on serious safety issues need to call the police. Truly, call 911 and have them come to the building and to the classroom b/c that is the ONLY way some of these kids will get the attention they truly need and admin will see that teachers are serious when they say they have concerns.


I also think this needs to be investigated closely. There could be more to this situation then a teacher beating a student. When i work in our h.s. spec ed room I am struck by how much most of those student outweigh me - usually by at least 100 lbs each. Guess I'd need more information. I do think ultimately the teacher should have called 911 before beating up a student.