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Texas teacher reportedly lines kindergartners up to hit bully
Fox News ^ | June 15, 2012 | AP

Posted on 06/15/2012 8:03:24 PM PDT by Altariel

SAN ANTONIO – A Texas teacher will lose her job after ordering more than 20 kindergartners to line up and hit a classmate accused of being a bully, a district spokesman said Friday.

The teacher at a suburban San Antonio school is accused of orchestrating the slugfest after a younger teaching colleague went to her last month seeking suggestions on how to discipline the 6-year-old, according to a police report from the Judson Independent School District.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bully; bullying; kindergarten; sanantonio; teacher; texas

1 posted on 06/15/2012 8:03:32 PM PDT by Altariel
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To: Altariel

Little punk probably deserved it, but you don’t do it.


2 posted on 06/15/2012 8:07:43 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: rwfromkansas
Little punk probably deserved it, but you don’t do it.

That's because, as if by an invisible boot, the same treatment eventually gets meted out to little oddballs, little misfits, "etc."

3 posted on 06/15/2012 8:10:59 PM PDT by danielmryan
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To: Altariel

Another brainless teacher not expecting to get caught. In this day and age you can’t so much as fart without someone getting wind of it.


4 posted on 06/15/2012 8:11:11 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the better of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: rwfromkansas
Little punk probably deserved it, but you don’t do it. Usually; little bullies have already gotten more than their share. . .
5 posted on 06/15/2012 8:12:23 PM PDT by cricket (Narcissism IS the 'heart' of Liberalism . . .)
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To: rwfromkansas

Presupposing of course that the little punk was indeed a little punk. Right now that judgment comes from the same guy who organized a gauntlet for 6 year olds.


6 posted on 06/15/2012 8:16:02 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: rwfromkansas

We don’t know whether he did or not.

The proper thing is for parents to teach their kids to defend themselves against a bully.

Not for a teacher to take it upon himself/herself to train the kids to become a gauntlet to be used against a child accused of bullying.


7 posted on 06/15/2012 8:19:38 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

Descriptions, anyone?

“Aiden” is obviously another of those pretentious whites.

Just curious. Teachers, kids, race, ages.

My gut is they’re mostly white. Definitely the “young” teacher who didn’t know what to do.

I’ll bet the punk deserved it, but it’s not right to have all the other children involved. Get the paddle and do it in the principal’s office!


8 posted on 06/15/2012 8:20:06 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Altariel

Oh heck. As we slip into Gomorrah, the president of the Muslim culture, soon to consume us...has a tenet of stoning...It’s just one more slip. ////sarc


9 posted on 06/15/2012 8:26:58 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Altariel
Yet another reason why I am against mandatory attendance.

If there is a bully in school, neither the school nor the students should have to endure it for a moment. The school should suspend/expel the troublemaker immediately.

The PARENTS are then forced to deal with the kid who doesn't have his daily babysitter i.e. school, which you know they don't want around them.

I am convinced they would make sure this child would not misbehave any more at school if for no other reason than they then don't have to have him at home with them.

10 posted on 06/15/2012 8:30:02 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: Altariel

As a teacher, she can’t do something like this in her classroom and get away with it. What on earth was she thinking?


11 posted on 06/15/2012 8:35:50 PM PDT by basil
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To: Altariel

Screwed by the ACLU, there used to be a process by which deserving perpetrators would get swats! The anarchists won.


12 posted on 06/15/2012 8:40:47 PM PDT by wrencher
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To: wrencher
Screwed by the ACLU, there used to be a process by which deserving perpetrators would get swats! The anarchists won.

It's not being an "anarchist" to wonder if the people now teaching in public schools are the best ones to decide who's "deserving" of a beating.

13 posted on 06/15/2012 8:44:20 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Altariel

Maybe the teacher watched that slapping scene from, “Airplane!”.


14 posted on 06/15/2012 8:53:11 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: rockrr

Might have been that the teacher was the bully — like that teacher last month in the South who told that kid that it was illegal to bad-mouth Obama.


15 posted on 06/15/2012 8:55:11 PM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: Altariel
Let me be the first to add the inevitable macho post.

In gradeschool I was bullied without mercy. I then subscribed to Charles Atlas' bodybuilding journal and increased my biceps to 18 inches over the summer.

The first day of second grade the bullies came up to me demanding my lunch money. I hit the first one so hard my fist literally contacted the back of his skull. Before the others had a chance to react I karate chopped each of them (there were three; I also read a book on karate) in the throat. All of this was before the first bully hit the ground.

Because of my manliness there is now a holiday named after me in my home town.

Yes, parents. You, too, can train your child to be a lethal weapon.

16 posted on 06/15/2012 9:12:26 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: Altariel
Texas teacher reportedly lines kindergartners up to hit bully fellow student refusing to sing Obama praise song.

There, fixed it.

17 posted on 06/15/2012 9:30:09 PM PDT by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: Altariel

The public school system is “bully.”

Back in the day, I smacked the biggrst guy in the mouth. Worked fine.

These days, the cops are invited to assert the authority. Dickweeds, all.

Homeschool!


18 posted on 06/15/2012 9:52:37 PM PDT by glock rocks (optimist / pessimist? I'm an awesomist - There's a dragon in that glass!)
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To: Eddie01

Indeed, that could happen in the future.


19 posted on 06/15/2012 9:57:27 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

How could anyone that stupid be employed as a teacher?


20 posted on 06/15/2012 10:53:10 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: doc1019
In this day and age you can’t so much as fart without someone getting wind of it.

I see what you did there.

21 posted on 06/16/2012 1:35:04 AM PDT by Washi (Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, one head-shot at a time.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

The same stupidity as a teacher telling a student it’s a crime to criticize the POTUS.

Who knows what other kind of stupidity happens in school every day we don’t read or hear about?


22 posted on 06/16/2012 3:24:22 AM PDT by WildWeasel
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To: Altariel

Until recently, I lived in that school district. Now I see how my property taxes are being used...


23 posted on 06/16/2012 5:01:10 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: LouAvul
Let me be the first to add the inevitable macho post

Yeah, as always, someone has to step up with "If parents would teach their kids to defend themselves, there wouldn't be bullies!"

Bullies always choose victims who cannot defend themselves. And when they find a suitable victim, they often recruit others to bully the victim. For the victim, the situation can be pure hell, and the psychological damage may be permanent.

I was always the smallest girl in the class, smarter than anyone else, and shy. In other words, I was a bully magnet. So I feel pretty strongly about this issue.

It's up to the adults in the situation to stop the bullying and adopt a zero tolerance policy. Bullies who can't be controlled should be expelled, or transferred to a school for problem children.

24 posted on 06/16/2012 5:10:59 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: exDemMom

Thank you for some common sense.

Although those who plump for fighting back to stop the bullying have a point. I was similar to you in character, though male, and was bullied continuously thru 10th grade. Finally lost control and counter-attacked one of the bullies.

Lost the fight, but also was not bullied anymore. The theory of beating up the bully to solve the problem has obvious difficulties, but OTOH just fighting back (even unsuccessfully) will sometimes be enough.

That said, adults who have a policy of benign neglect toward bullying are abdicating their responsibility to establish reasonable rules of order and enforce them. I’ve always felt in many cases they take vicarious pleasure in the exploits of the bullies and the suffering of their victims.

Assault and battery are crimes. Why these felonies should be ignored when committed by minors, especially in schools, when vandalism and theft are punished, is quite beyond me.


25 posted on 06/16/2012 5:33:14 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Altariel; rwfromkansas; GeronL

In the old days the teacher would make the child sit in the corner. At worst sent to the principal’s office. I guess that method is outdated. It worked then, just saying.


26 posted on 06/16/2012 5:47:02 AM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Altariel

My choice for TEACHER OF THE YRAR!


27 posted on 06/16/2012 5:55:54 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (Anybody but Obama.)
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To: Altariel

If this kid had been bullying kids all year, and wasn’t a one time incident, I say good.


28 posted on 06/16/2012 5:58:27 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: LouAvul

“You, too, can train your child to be a lethal weapon.”

I hadda laugh...

We moved to a new state and a new school when I was about seven. I was a teeny-tiny skinny little thing and the bullies thought I was ripe for the plucking.

Some teeny-tiny skinny little seven year old girls have been taking dance lessons since they were three. They can kick like mules. Put a dress-code required saddle shoe on the end of that little foot and the bullies won’t come back for more.


29 posted on 06/16/2012 6:59:07 AM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: Sherman Logan
Thank you for some common sense.

That said, adults who have a policy of benign neglect toward bullying are abdicating their responsibility to establish reasonable rules of order and enforce them. I’ve always felt in many cases they take vicarious pleasure in the exploits of the bullies and the suffering of their victims.

Assault and battery are crimes. Why these felonies should be ignored when committed by minors, especially in schools, when vandalism and theft are punished, is quite beyond me.

You're welcome.

Not all bullying takes the form of physical abuse, but all types of bullying are illegal when committed by adults. I also wonder why these crimes are tolerated when committed by children.

30 posted on 06/16/2012 7:17:15 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: glock rocks; LouAvul

Back in the day, I smacked the biggrst guy in the mouth. Worked fine.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
That works.
I also did the #16 but then I got classified as the bully.

Had to ‘throw’ a couple of fights to lose that title.<: <:

When I became recognized as a ‘decent athlete’ the bullying stopped - at least from the ‘outsiders’.

The teacher may have had the right idea, but in effect SHE became the bully by using her power and sheer #’s to ‘bully’ the bully.

Pretty good case of “Catch 22” here, damned if you do, damned if you don’t.


31 posted on 06/16/2012 7:39:48 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 Let's start from scratch by voting ALL incumbents out.)
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To: Altariel

When I was in eighth grade, our teacher actually told us to make fun of and laugh at a classmate of ours, a girl he didn’t like for some reason. When we all left the classroom and were out in the hallway, a couple of boys sort of halfheartedly started to make fun of the girl, but no one else joined in, and soon everyone sheepishly walked away.

We eighth graders were more mature than our teacher.


32 posted on 06/16/2012 8:26:07 PM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: LouAvul

Very cute! Great sarcasm. Sitting here laughing!


33 posted on 06/16/2012 8:36:37 PM PDT by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion mill.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; NFHale; BillyBoy; windcliff

Good times!


34 posted on 06/18/2012 4:35:41 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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