Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Dallas Police: Teacher Starts Brawl in Class (Attacks Fellow Teacher)
Yahoo ^ | 4/5/05

Posted on 04/05/2005 5:01:06 AM PDT by KidGlock

Dallas Police: Teacher Starts Brawl in Class

Mon Apr 4, 8:33 PM ET AP

DALLAS - A high school teacher faces an assault charge after police say she walked into a middle-school classroom, grabbed that teacher's hair, yanked her out of her chair, and dragged her across the room while punching her in the face and kicking her.

According to the police report, Paulette Baines grabbed Mary Oliver in front of the class full of gifted students Friday. Baines was angry because Oliver told her daughter to quit loitering by lockers and go to class, Dallas school district spokesman Donald Claxton said.

Oliver said Baines was yelling at her as she entered the classroom.

"I want you to know I didn't raise a finger. I didn't raise my voice. I didn't do anything to aggravate the situation," Oliver said. "I did everything possible to defuse the situation."

Baines was charged with assault with bodily injury, according to Dallas County Jail records. Baines, 45, was released early Saturday after posting $2,500 bail, a jail official said.

Baines, who was placed on paid administrative leave, did not immediately return a call seeking comment placed by The Associated Press on Monday.

Oliver, who teaches seventh-grade science at a Dallas school for gifted students, said she had bruises on her face, a concussion and two broken ribs.

The incident happened after Oliver talked to Baines' daughter and several other students about going to class. Students are not allowed to be at their lockers during class time, Claxton said.

Oliver said she did not single out Baines' daughter, an eighth-grader. The girl went to the school counselor, who called Baines to tell her what had happened, Claxton said.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: pspl
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-82 next last

1 posted on 04/05/2005 5:01:06 AM PDT by KidGlock
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: KidGlock

That is one scary looking teacher!


2 posted on 04/05/2005 5:03:03 AM PDT by PilloryHillary (Can vegetarians eat animal crackers?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock

Is that the photo of the one who assaulted the other?


3 posted on 04/05/2005 5:03:24 AM PDT by mathluv
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock

Paulette "Boom-Boom" Gaines.


4 posted on 04/05/2005 5:03:39 AM PDT by rabidralph (Ahhh, the internet.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock

She looks like one "loco parentis"


5 posted on 04/05/2005 5:03:52 AM PDT by ko_kyi
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mathluv

Yes. That is Paulette Baines, the attacker.


6 posted on 04/05/2005 5:04:52 AM PDT by KidGlock (Get in the pit and try to love some one)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock

CATFIGHT!!!


7 posted on 04/05/2005 5:06:13 AM PDT by Piranha
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock
Baines was angry because Oliver told her daughter to quit loitering by lockers and go to class

That's right, teach the your daughter not to respect authority, not to follow rules, do anything she wants and no one can question her. If you don't get your way, resort to violence.

Yeah, go ahead, teach her that today. You'll pay the price some day. Bet on that.

8 posted on 04/05/2005 5:07:21 AM PDT by softwarecreator (Facts are to a liberal as holy water is to a vampire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock

AFT catfight!!!!!


9 posted on 04/05/2005 5:07:34 AM PDT by Vaquero ("There is nothing lower than the human race - except the french." (Mark Twain))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock

Think they'll fire Baines? Naaaaahh - ain't gonna happen!


10 posted on 04/05/2005 5:07:43 AM PDT by Ken522
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #11 Removed by Moderator

To: KidGlock
Used to be you wouldn't tell your mother you were reprimanded for loitering around while class was going on. If you did your mother would wonder why the hell you weren't in class and probably lecture you for an hour.

Now you got mothers beating the hell out of the teacher who tried to set you straight. Is this Bizzaro world?

12 posted on 04/05/2005 5:11:19 AM PDT by normy (Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #13 Removed by Moderator

To: Ken522

That teacher Oliver -- the one with the concussion, broken ribs and facial bruises probably has more reason to fear for her job. She was trying to get the kids to follow the rules. The Union may consider that an actionable offense.


14 posted on 04/05/2005 5:12:20 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock

Sounds like a case of "My Mom is a teacher in this school so you can't tell me what to to do" gone wrong. Too bad the Mom went on to prove that her daughter truly did feel that the rules didn't apply to her.


15 posted on 04/05/2005 5:13:15 AM PDT by onevoter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: onevoter
I wonder what role the guidance counselor played?
16 posted on 04/05/2005 5:17:41 AM PDT by not-alone
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: kennedy6979
she teaches guerilla tactics.

. . . and the doctrine of preemption.

17 posted on 04/05/2005 5:19:08 AM PDT by leadpenny
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock

What a fine example to set for the students.


18 posted on 04/05/2005 5:21:40 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock


I want you to know I didn't raise a finger. I didn't raise my voice. I didn't do anything to aggravate the situation," Oliver said. "I did everything possible to defuse the situation.""

Wow, another teacher physically attacks her, get put on PAID administrative leave and this is Oliver's response. Sounds like she's trying to defend herself as if she was the one who had done something wrong!! Why is this teacher on PAID leave. Physically attacking co-workers is generally considered grounds to be immediately dismissed. And she can take her little brat with her.




19 posted on 04/05/2005 5:22:01 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ozarkgirl
Why is this teacher on PAID leave.

Two words: yoon yun

20 posted on 04/05/2005 5:23:32 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: kenth; CatoRenasci; Marie; PureSolace; Congressman Billybob; P.O.E.; cupcakes; Amelia; Diana; ...

21 posted on 04/05/2005 5:30:09 AM PDT by Born Conservative ("Mr. Chamberlain loves the working man, he loves to see him work" - Winston Churchill)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock
Here comes the race card ....

From Andy Park's column in the Dallas News:

Ms. Baines' daughter and a friend, who is black, were in the hallway during class. Ms. Oliver, who is white, directed them to get back to class but ignored a white girl who also was in the hallway in violation of school rules.

Let me stress that no one has established what role race may have played in Friday's incident. Ms. Oliver had taught science to Ms. Baines' daughter in past years. So, maybe there was a history there that had nothing to do with race.

But racial tension has plagued Travis since it opened in 2001 in Oak Lawn.

"It was foreseeable that something like this would happen," said Kenneth Walker, a black lawyer and parent of a Travis child from 2001 to 2003.

More than two years ago, I met with Mr. Walker and other black parents about their concerns that white administrators and teachers at Travis were not sensitive to black families and children. <

They said they believed their children were treated differently when it came to grades and other forms of academic recognition.

"They put their heads in the sand instead of taking positive steps
using affirmative action to address our concerns," said Mr. Walker, who described the Travis campus as "hostile territory" for black families.

Link - User = apple@orange.com, pwd = orange

22 posted on 04/05/2005 5:39:18 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabidralph

No kiddin'
I'm ready to fight
I've been lookin' for my baby all night
If I get her in my sight
Boom boom! out go the lights
I thought I treat my baby fair
Now she's kiddin' all in my hair
If I get her in my sight
Boom boom! out go the lights

No kiddin'
I'm ready to go
When I find her boy don't you know
If I get her in my sight
Boom boom! out go the lights
I never been so mad before
When I found out she ain't mine no more
If I get her in my sight
Boom boom! out go the lights


23 posted on 04/05/2005 5:41:54 AM PDT by FroedrickVonFreepenstein
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock
"I want you to know I didn't raise a finger. I didn't raise my voice. I didn't do anything to aggravate the situation," Oliver said. "I did everything possible to defuse the situation."

Oliver, who teaches seventh-grade science at a Dallas school for gifted students, said she had bruises on her face, a concussion and two broken ribs.

It's a good thing she didn't defend herself... she might have made the other teacher mad. [/Iraq war debate sarcasm.]

24 posted on 04/05/2005 5:42:58 AM PDT by pgyanke (God is the grantor of rights; government is the taker.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FroedrickVonFreepenstein

Great song! Pat Travers Band, right?


25 posted on 04/05/2005 5:46:21 AM PDT by rabidralph (Ahhh, the internet.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Ken522

She has the key qualifications that prevent her from ever being fired - first and foremost, she's black. Second, she's (ostensibly) a woman.


26 posted on 04/05/2005 6:11:49 AM PDT by astounded (We don't need no stinkin' rules of engagement...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: rabidralph

Somebody remembers the Pat Travers Band!!!!:)


27 posted on 04/05/2005 6:14:02 AM PDT by ColoCdn (Neco eos omnes, Deus suos agnoset)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: rabidralph

Also, originally the song was done by Little Walter. I don't know if Pat Travers ever did a cover.


28 posted on 04/05/2005 6:15:28 AM PDT by ColoCdn (Neco eos omnes, Deus suos agnoset)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock

This is a case of racism all right, but the racism is on the part of the blacks( even though I know whites are the only ones who can be racists). Who knows if the white really ignored a white girl or if this was just something the black girl made up to make herself a victim instead of a rule breaker. In either case the woman who beat the other teacher needs to be fired.


29 posted on 04/05/2005 6:16:49 AM PDT by calex59
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColoCdn

Smoking Whisky, Drinking Cocaine. That and the "lights" song are the only ones I know of theirs. Hoo-ray for 70s rock!


30 posted on 04/05/2005 6:19:02 AM PDT by rabidralph (Ahhh, the internet.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock

So, when are we going to see the hate-crime charges filed? I'm not going to hold my breath waiting.

It's obvious what happened here. No cracker b*tch was going to tell her kid what to do.


31 posted on 04/05/2005 6:19:23 AM PDT by L98Fiero
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ozarkgirl
Sounds like she's trying to defend herself as if she was the one who had done something wrong!!

She is probably familiar with the zero tolerance policy for fighting. Some schools give equal punishment to BOTH parties in a fight, the aggressor and the one defending himself.

32 posted on 04/05/2005 6:26:07 AM PDT by knuthom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock

Is she wearing a Che Guevara shirt?


33 posted on 04/05/2005 6:29:58 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tx_eggman
"Let me stress that no one has established what role race may have played in Friday's incident."

Looks like this Andy Park person is doing his part in trying to make this a race thing, instead of a mom/daughter 'too good for the rules' thing.

34 posted on 04/05/2005 6:31:09 AM PDT by sweet_diane ("Will I dance for you Jesus? Or in awe of You be still? I can only imagine..I can only imagine.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: normy
Is this Bizzaro world?

Well, it is Dallas, so yeah, it is.

35 posted on 04/05/2005 6:33:54 AM PDT by Richard Kimball (It was a joke. You know, humor. Like the funny kind. Only different.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock
If this happened in private industry Paulette would be gone in a NY minute.

However, this being the government schools industry, betcha $10 Paulette doesn't loose her job or get demoted.

36 posted on 04/05/2005 7:57:53 AM PDT by upchuck ("If our nation be destroyed, it would be from the judiciary." ~ Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColoCdn

You bet, I saw him 3 time in my youth!


37 posted on 04/05/2005 8:58:58 AM PDT by scottywr
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Piranha
this was all said to anger some students as well
38 posted on 04/05/2005 3:44:13 PM PDT by Rakkasan1 (The MRS wanted to go to an expensive place to eat so I took her to the gas station.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: ko_kyi



She looks like one "loco parentis"

You're right. It was a parent/teacher issue, not a teacher/teacher one.


39 posted on 04/05/2005 4:07:50 PM PDT by moog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Ken522


"No Child Left Behind"?


40 posted on 04/06/2005 5:54:04 AM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock
Rate my teacher has a profile page for Mary Oliver. Students who posted entries rate her highly, though they acknowlege she expects students to do the work to get a good grade.

The posts seem to be made, on the whole, by bright and literate middle-schoolers.

There is, however, one post that stands apart from the others. I leave it to you to ponder the implications:

She's got an additude problum and she is so mean alway's especially to Trevor Stroud of 4-C.

41 posted on 04/08/2005 3:50:58 PM PDT by SarahW
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ClearCase_guy
"That teacher Oliver -- the one with the concussion, broken ribs and facial bruises probably has more reason to fear for her job. She was trying to get the kids to follow the rules. The Union may consider that an actionable offense."

Exactly. Get your kids out of these public cesspools.

42 posted on 04/08/2005 4:07:59 PM PDT by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock

The sickness, culturally and institutionally, continues.


43 posted on 04/08/2005 4:11:19 PM PDT by Types_with_Fist (I'm on FReep so often that when I read an article at another site I scroll down for the comments.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KidGlock
Separated at birth?



The perp . . .



. . . and everyone's favorite faux-Jamaican faux-psychic, Miss Cleo!
44 posted on 04/08/2005 4:15:11 PM PDT by Xenalyte (It's a Zen thing, you know, like how many babies fit in a tire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: blam

yes,YES,...both our kids[13 & 8] are in one of the best private schools in our city,...we have one chance at their education,no DO OVERs,they're both doing great,...I'm not a big fan of lawsuits,but I hope Ms Oliver gets a good lawyer


45 posted on 04/08/2005 4:23:37 PM PDT by Dad yer funny
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: Dad yer funny
"we have one chance at their education,no DO OVERs."

Yup. I had one son, PhD in physics...doing very well.

46 posted on 04/08/2005 5:05:18 PM PDT by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

Comment #47 Removed by Moderator

Comment #48 Removed by Moderator

To: hellinahandcart

Looky what we have here!!

OI alert!!


49 posted on 06/27/2006 9:05:41 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Nearly 1% of illegals are in prison for felonies. Less than 1/10 of 1% of the legal population is.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: amahome

Obviously not you.

Does your Mommy know that you are still up?


50 posted on 06/27/2006 9:06:48 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Nearly 1% of illegals are in prison for felonies. Less than 1/10 of 1% of the legal population is.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-82 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson