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Teacher Slugs Middle Schooler Who Mocked His Favorite Football Team
Deadspin ^ | 11/14/13 | Samer Kalaf

Posted on 11/15/2013 9:29:59 AM PST by Straight Vermonter

Texas middle school student Reginald Wells was knocked out with a punch to the face by a teacher last Friday after Wells cracked a joke about the teacher's favorite football team.

Wells, who attends Willie Ray Smith Middle School in Beaumont, says he stopped to talk to an assistant teacher from his math class and joked about the teacher's favorite football team, pushing the teacher's shoulder after he said the joke. According to another teacher who was in the hallway, the assistant teacher reacted by punching 12-year-old Wells in the face, knocking him out.

From 12News:

"(The principal) said Reginald was punched, in the shoulder, and then hit two times and uppercut, and then slid across the floor," Adrianne [Wells, Reginald's mother,] said. "It weighed heavy on my heart, because I've never put my hands on my son."
Wells, who is four-foot-eleven and 80 lbs., woke up on the floor seconds later with no recollection of what had happened.

The assistant teacher was fired and escorted from the premises, but not arrested. Before being removed, the assistant teacher told Reginald, "I can't apologize for what I did, I was just having a bad day and I just snapped."

Adrianne Wells says she plans to file charges against the teacher.


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KEYWORDS: assault; football; teacher

1 posted on 11/15/2013 9:29:59 AM PST by Straight Vermonter
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To: Straight Vermonter

So which team was it?


2 posted on 11/15/2013 9:31:29 AM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp.)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Attitude adjustment?


3 posted on 11/15/2013 9:32:41 AM PST by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Straight Vermonter

OH BOy did my fellow Raider fan went crazy on this poor kid LOL!


4 posted on 11/15/2013 9:33:02 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Straight Vermonter

That’ ll learn him!
/sarc
CC


5 posted on 11/15/2013 9:33:28 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Can’t be the Cowboys, the article clearly stated that it was a “Football Team.”


6 posted on 11/15/2013 9:34:27 AM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp.)
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To: Bender2

ping...


7 posted on 11/15/2013 9:34:31 AM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: areukiddingme1

How hard was this teacher’s shoulder pushed after said joke?


8 posted on 11/15/2013 9:35:00 AM PST by Antihero101607
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To: Straight Vermonter

Sue the principal for not calling the police.

Ridiculous schools sic the cops on kids for pictures of a gun but allow adult to assault a child?


9 posted on 11/15/2013 9:35:15 AM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Antihero101607
How hard was this teacher’s shoulder pushed after said joke?

How hard could an 80 pound boy push it?

10 posted on 11/15/2013 9:35:44 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Straight Vermonter
The assistant teacher was fired and escorted from the premises, but not arrested. Before being removed, the assistant teacher told Reginald, "I can't apologize for what I did, I was just having a bad day and I just snapped."

I have to say that if it was my child and the guy was still on the street, he would soon be feeling his neck snap - and I wouldn't have apologized for "snapping" either.

11 posted on 11/15/2013 9:36:09 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Whenever a teacher does something crazy and irrational, I want to know the story of everything that led up to it before passing judgement.


12 posted on 11/15/2013 9:36:47 AM PST by grania
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To: Straight Vermonter
I can't apologize for what I did, I was just having a bad day and I just snapped.

What a class act. No logic behind this, just personal predjudice, but I got $10 bucks says he's an Eagles fan.

13 posted on 11/15/2013 9:37:55 AM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Straight Vermonter
Sometimes, a man has to do what a man has to do.


14 posted on 11/15/2013 9:43:16 AM PST by Bratch
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To: dfwgator

(snort!)....................


15 posted on 11/15/2013 9:51:57 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: hoosierham
Ridiculous schools sic the cops on kids for pictures of a gun but allow adult to assault a child?

Yep. If he molested the kid, the union would have closed ranks to protect him. It's actually happened.

16 posted on 11/15/2013 9:52:53 AM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: areukiddingme1; dfwgator

He decked the Wells with bouts of folly.......................


17 posted on 11/15/2013 9:53:08 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Willie Ray Smith Middle School?? Probabvly located on Martin Luther King Blvd.


18 posted on 11/15/2013 9:57:08 AM PST by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: Straight Vermonter
"(The principal) said Reginald was punched, in the shoulder, and then hit two times and uppercut, and then slid across the floor," Adrianne [Wells, Reginald's mother

Yet the headline would seem to indicate a single slug

19 posted on 11/15/2013 9:58:02 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: trebb

but not arrested?

Why not?


20 posted on 11/15/2013 9:58:47 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: windcliff

Psycho teacher alert....


21 posted on 11/15/2013 9:58:55 AM PST by onedoug
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To: null and void; hoosierham

Yes it has.

Schools try to keep molestations quiet and shunt the molester to another school district full of potential victims


22 posted on 11/15/2013 10:00:13 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Did teach say, “He disrespected me. I woulda lost cred if I di’nt knock his li’l punk azz out.”


23 posted on 11/15/2013 10:09:03 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Red Badger

ahhh Christmas time.......


24 posted on 11/15/2013 10:14:35 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Red Badger

Ha ha ha ha ha, ha ha ha ha


25 posted on 11/15/2013 10:43:22 AM PST by pleasedontzotme
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To: Straight Vermonter

I went to a Catholic hs, and about a half dozen of the faculty were priests who were combat chaplains in the Army during WWII.

Great guys, but some of them were pretty hard on the outside, because they had seen carnage and more.
I remember one time a big kid took a swing at one, and the kid wound up with his head putting a dent in the locker door.

Went back a few years ago, after 40 yrs dent is still there, LOL.

I different era for sure.


26 posted on 11/15/2013 10:47:59 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone you see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: nascarnation
A different era, you say?

I'll never forget being a kid, transplanted from liberal suburban NY into urban TX schools in the 4th grade... singing songs, in music class, with lyrics like "I am thankful to God... for allowing me to be... an American!"... along with old-time negro spirituals ("Waaaaade, in the water!")... Yeah, just a little bit of culture shock! LOL

27 posted on 11/15/2013 10:56:28 AM PST by Teacher317 (Obama is failing faster than I can lower my expectations.)
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To: Straight Vermonter
pimp slap photo: pimp slap of doom PimpSlap.gif

"And THAT'S for asking if the Texans are going to go through yet another month without winning a game!"

28 posted on 11/15/2013 10:58:27 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: RightOnTheBorder

Nah, a true Eagles fan would have broken his leg.


29 posted on 11/15/2013 11:00:03 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Straight Vermonter

BISD is a criminal enterprise....

http://theexaminer.com/stories/news/breaking-news-fbi-raids-bisd

http://www.12newsnow.com/story/23912069/breakdown-of-fbi-raids-on-bisd-employees-homes

http://www.texasgopvote.com/issues/reclaim-education/beaumont-isd-raided-fbi-admins-stole-millions-texas-take-over-school-district-006055

http://www.12newsnow.com/story/23903887/fbi-agents-at-beaumont-isd-administration-building-and-home-of-superintendent

http://www.12newsnow.com/story/22504622/two-lawsuits-filed-against-bisd-raise-questions-about-top-administrator

http://www.kfdm.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/kfdm_vid_1613.shtml


30 posted on 11/15/2013 11:12:01 AM PST by is_is (VP Dad of Sgt. G - My Hero - "Sleep Well America......Your Marines have your Back")
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To: GeronL

see my post above....bisd is a criminal enterprise every since a new demographic took control...i was born and raised in beaumont and still bay taxes there and have friends “inside” the enterprise.

The Texas Education Agency is fixing to come in an take them over....disband the board...fire all top admin....

time is over due!!!


31 posted on 11/15/2013 11:15:46 AM PST by is_is (VP Dad of Sgt. G - My Hero - "Sleep Well America......Your Marines have your Back")
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To: is_is

I guess the media will report that as if it were a scandal and probably racist too


32 posted on 11/15/2013 11:16:55 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Straight Vermonter
"I can't apologize for what I did, I was just having a bad day and I just snapped."

I've had bad days and done something later wished I hadn't.

Can't think of a better reason to apologize.

33 posted on 11/15/2013 11:19:10 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan
Do you think person should send out a message saying he meant to say he couldn't apologize enough?

Or will that happen when he gets a lawyer

34 posted on 11/15/2013 11:20:50 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

no...actually the media is finally putting the pressure on.

there have also been several teacher sexual assaults that the superintendent used his “discretionary” funds to buy off and silence the family...

the worm is finally turning.....


35 posted on 11/15/2013 11:23:15 AM PST by is_is (VP Dad of Sgt. G - My Hero - "Sleep Well America......Your Marines have your Back")
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To: is_is

good.

Hopefully parents and others will put some real muscle into finding and imprisoning these pervs


36 posted on 11/15/2013 11:24:29 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

also...teacher and student are both black....that is why there was not police report initially...they protect their own.....

also....bisd formed their own PD so they don’t have to deal with the city PD...everything is in house....


37 posted on 11/15/2013 11:25:50 AM PST by is_is (VP Dad of Sgt. G - My Hero - "Sleep Well America......Your Marines have your Back")
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To: is_is

Schools and colleges should not have their own PD’s because they like to sweep things under the rug, they let some crimes slide and protect some people from being prosecuted.


38 posted on 11/15/2013 11:27:17 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: nascarnation

I had a nun that could do that. She was good for a bloody nose or a black eye, and if you went home with that you got the other eye blackend.


39 posted on 11/15/2013 11:30:26 AM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: GeronL

you are absolutely right!

http://setinvestigates.com/central-high-school-cops-hiding-sex-drug-assault-offenses-p462-1.htm

that is a local news site which you have to subscribe to so you will likely only see a short teaser....

mostly it is about how the officers code the reports in such a way that they are never entered into the system so no one...not the chief...not the super....not the STATE OF TEXAS mainly get to see the offenses....the state tracks and categorizes campuses as safe unsafe etc....


40 posted on 11/15/2013 11:35:06 AM PST by is_is (VP Dad of Sgt. G - My Hero - "Sleep Well America......Your Marines have your Back")
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To: longfellow

I was wondering when Sister Mike Tyson would make an appearance. Scary but man did they keep you straight.
I remember to this day First Communion class. You could not chew the host back then. About 50 years ago. One kid chewed and the nun almost slapped his head off. He did it again, same result. This went on about four times. We figured the kid was really hungry. We were using “practice unconsecrated hosts”.


41 posted on 11/15/2013 11:45:23 AM PST by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: Straight Vermonter

An 80 pound kid bit my wife’s face at a middle school when she taught there one day.

I say keep the teacher and put all the sh!theads in that class and you would actually get some work done.

Nowadays these kids know the teacher’s hands are tied. If I’m the principal, I’d find a way to get him back.

I’d also take a hammer to kid’s cell phones if they went of in class, and I’d cut earbuds with scissors.

The foundation of learning is respect, and its missing from the public school classroom.


42 posted on 11/15/2013 11:51:30 AM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: prof.h.mandingo

Yup, this lady (?) had a left that was lightning. She said I walked up to the alter like i was going to a Mets game. I told her I was a yank fan.

When I woke up........


43 posted on 11/15/2013 12:14:48 PM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
This is what people of Philly, do according to obama.
44 posted on 11/15/2013 3:08:07 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: castlegreyskull

45 posted on 11/15/2013 3:11:54 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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