Skip to comments.Danbury [CT] student suing after being awakened by teacher
Posted on 03/13/2008 11:50:42 AM PDT by Koblenz
Danbury (AP) _ Danbury officials have been notified they are being sued by a student who was awakened in class by a teacher who made a loud noise.
Documents filed with the Town Clerk, a prelude to a lawsuit, claim that a sleeping student suffered hearing damage when his teacher woke him up by slamming her hand down on the boy's desk. in December.
Attorney Alan Barry says 15-year-old Vinicios Robacher suffered pain and "very severe injuries to his left eardrum" when teacher Melissa Nadeau abruptly slammed the palm of her hand on his desk on Dec. 4.
A city official says the matter has been referred to Danbury's insurance carrier.
Well then it’s a good thing I don’t go to school, and had access to a 100 watt guitar amp + guitar.
His head would be ringing for the whole day.
But, they only have to convince a jury of it. Just think back to the OJ trial, it wont be hard. 13 people to stupid to find a way out of jury duty will probably give the little twit and his lawyer millions of dollars.
did a little HS teaching in the late 50’s, mostly the geometries, and always used a meter stick as a pointer and to draw lines. There was nary a nodding head or closed eye for they knew well the sound of the meter stick popping a desk top.
my American History teacher used to take a car antenna, which he carried around as a pointer, or held as a sceptre when he sat in his big Laz-E-Boy chair at the front of the class, and bang it against the metal waste basket next to the sleeping student’s head... he truly was a fantastic teacher...
A jury of his peers: An acceptable juror must have taken a nap in class - non-nappers would be prejudiced.
When I was in high school a kid fell asleep in shop class. The teacher went out in the shop and returned with a small plastic bag filled with acetylene, which he ignited about two feet from the kid’s head. The sound rattled the windows. I’m surprised the kid didn’t piss himself.
Adding the state does not make it a new post.
Our band director, retired from the Marines, would throw his baton at someone who wasn’t paying attention. If he didn’t have his baton, a metal music stand flew just as well. You knew to pay attention and to duck quickly.
20 or so years ago when you went home and told your folks, your Dad woulda slapped you upside the head and told you school was for learning, not sleeping. Now they drive you to a Lawyer’s office. sheesh
Well i think if she really did hate kids in her class, like you, that ain’t a good teacher. These stories people are sharing about their teachers aren’t because the teachers hated the kids, they demanded attention and respect from their students and weren’t going to take any crap or slacking off while they were in their class.
Disciplining out of love rather than hate.
I did a search for Danbury but forgot to do it for titles, not keywords, so I didn’t see it. I’ll remember next time.
She wasn’t a good teacher, to her the yearbook mattered more than some classes. One of the reasons she hated me was I complained we weren’t learning anything.
Yeah, she wasn’t a good teacher. It’s too bad because it really hinders your ability to get much out of the class. I didn’t really enjoy history much until well into college because my high school teachers were the most boring, unexcited teachers about history. It just was awful being there. They luckily also weren’t angry on top of it, but man it just killed any enthusiasm anyone had remaining for the subject.
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