The hardest part to imagine when we were coming up would be anybody actually doing something like that. I suspect if something like that did happen my parents would have dealt with me VERY severely and deservedly so -- and then left the remnants for the school principal to deal with.How school has changed. I am trying to imagine what would have happened to a student during my high school years that would have tried to get into a teachers face as that student did.
i disagree...i think he should have gotten his clock cleaned and beaten to a pulp or his neck snapped the moment he backed her into the corner and used his body to contain her...keeping his hands low at his sides was his way of making sure he didnt touch her to keep himself out of trouble...probably thought when he got hit he was gonna have a pretty nice little lawsuit on his hands...now he has to explain to his friends how he got popped by a teacher while being a smartass and nothing came of it...if he was my kid i would finish what the teacher started and make him apologize on his knees in front of the entire school...Amazing..... this kid got exactly what he needed.
Though her adversary was younger than she, he was still larger than she was, and was in the process of "imminent use of unlawful force" by backing her into the door/wall while screaming threats into her face.776.012 Use of force in defense of person.
776.012 Use of force in defense of person.—
A person is justified in using force, except deadly force, against another when and to the extent that the person reasonably believes that such conduct is necessary to defend himself or herself or another against the other’s imminent use of unlawful force.
I don't recall EVER even thinking of becoming aggressive or threatening to a teacher or administrator. I also, don't recall ever seeing or hearing of another student doing so.How school has changed. I am trying to imagine what would have happened to a student during my high school years that would have tried to get into a teachers face as that student did.
Dabo, in addition to being a good teacher that enjoys what he does, you seem to possess personality traits needed to be a good disciplinary. Not every individual that would be good at teaching will have the various personality traits needed to maintain proper order in a classroom.It's not that bad out there... I'm a 22 year high school teacher, including inner-city Jax. and rural country, and have never had a confrontation. Let me change that... I've never had such an incident. Why? There's a way to handle situations before they build to that level; ways to disarm the kids before the breaking point. There ARE some bad eggs out there, for sure; don't get me wrong. Not saying I've been lucky either. There's just a way to handle things before they get to that level. Neither am I saying she acted inappropriately under those circumstances. Dude was threatening, and that was self defense. Maybe it's because a truly love my job and have learned how to disarm such situations before they build to that level of confrontation. Not bragging, mind you; just stating as a matter of fact based on my own personal experience. I have indeed heard my share of horror stories, though. Some bad ones too. I pray I finish out my last 9 years with similar fortune...
I'm with you 100% here. Turn the tides and sue the kid and his parents for the kid's behavior. Only then will parents think twice about letting their kids behave like that.The teacher was well within her legal right to do what she did ...
She ought to sue the little : censored, and his parents, for a figure with a big number in the front followed by a lot of zeros, to send a message to all of the other little : censored that this type of conduct will not be tolerated and that their actions do have consequences.
Would you want your employee suing students? She might have the right to sue and win the case, but chances are she will be out of a job in the next year if she does for something like "poor performance".Can’t she bring assault charges against the student? If it was determined she acted in self-defense, then that means she was under attack (which she was).
I’m not talking about a civil suit, I’m talking criminal charges.Would you want your employee suing students? She might have the right to sue and win the case, but chances are she will be out of a job in the next year if she does for something like "poor performance".
Also what are you going to sue a high school student for? Most students don't own a single thing or work for minimum wage if they work at all.
I'm sorry, D-Unit121, but the kids in the OP learned absolutely nothing by the teacher not being charged. Unless charges are brought against them, the only thing they learned is that they can get away with doing the same to others. No charges = no consequences. More often than not, no consequences = no lesson learned.I working in the teaching field (only with persons with developmental disabilities) and 100% of places i work for have me sign a policy saying that i can not sue or press charges even if I am attacked, injured or die. I know it is slightly different in my field but im sure most schools have some similar policy.
Hopefully the teacher not having charges pressed on her will teach the students enough of a lesson.
I guess we will just have to agree to disagree on this subject. I have nothing really else to say about that.I'm sorry, D-Unit121, but the kids in the OP learned absolutely nothing by the teacher not being charged. Unless charges are brought against them, the only thing they learned is that they can get away with doing the same to others. No charges = no consequences. More often than not, no consequences = no lesson learned.
Working with children that have developmental/ learning disabilities would be a different case. Even into adulthood they might not be able to stand trial and be convicted, depending on the severity of their disability. That isn’t the case with otherwise healthy individuals.
Just because I like to read things cover to cover, I would be tempted to re-read that policy (just out of curiosity). Have you agreed to not press charges against the school if you’re injured or attacked or are have you agreed to not bring charges against anyone if you were to be injured or attacked by anyone during working hours? As respect suing anyone other than your employers, did your family have to sign as well? If not, can they legally enforce the agreement they have with you on your family? I’m not a lawyer, so I’m just asking. It would not be you suing if you are dead, it would be them.