Skip to comments.3rd-Graders Accused Of Plot To Hurt Teacher (Unbelievable!)
Posted on 04/01/2008 2:00:35 PM PDT by Crazieman
WAYCROSS, Ga. -- As many as nine third-grade students got together and plotted to harm their teacher, even going so far as to bring handcuffs and a knife to school, Waycross police said.
School officials at Center Elementary School, which is located on Dorothy Street in Waycross, said they never imagined that some of the 8- and 9-year-olds boys and girls at the school would think of bringing physical harm to a teacher.
"A plan had been developed amongst several of our third-grade students to allegedly do harm to their teacher," said Theresa Martin, of Ware County Schools.
Martin said the plot was uncovered when one student saw a knife in the backpack of another student.
"It's shocking that they would think of this at their young age. I think that is probably the most shocking part for all of us," Martin said.
In addition to the knife being found, the school officials said other students had duct tape, handcuffs, ribbon and a heavy crystal paperweight.
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Can words describe the depravity of society that could generate this?
Put the little bastards in reform school for a few months. They’ll end up in the prison system soon enough anyhow.
My 3rd grader does not have the will nor angst to plot this kind of stuff.
I would just like to go on record stating that the entertainment industry has nothing to do with putting thoughts like these into the heads of children. The children just came up with all this on their own.
Waycross is a small town on the brass buckle of the bible belt. You can’t swing a cat without hitting a church. Not saying that they HAVE heard the 10 commandments, just that it’s very hard not to in that town.
Special ed students aiming to harm the special ed teacher?
Man, really am curious for more of the story.
“Ill bet they have never been exposed to the ten commandments..............”
But they HAVE been exposed to an awful lot of violence. The average child will have seen 8,000 murders on TV by the time he finishes elementary school.
Wow folks. I guess you’ve never seen a child revolt at the onset of discipline before. It sure didn’t take you long to figure out what the real problem was.
Hey kids, come on back. We were wrong. /s
I bet you suppose we should be like Germany then? Porn wall to wall in the department stores, but if a movie has a little bit of violence you need to ask the cashier for it? Let’s find a happy medium!
They get this from the older kids. There was a time when people were more discreet about their conversations, especially around children. Now the kids hear everything and from everybody.
When there is no authority at home kids find authority in themselves.
Its the rule of the street. These children were probably seeking a reputation as well. Innocence is not a virtue in these circles.
Pretty soon, all ten of those commandments will be felonies.
If the teacher actually committed abuse, the tables might be turned.
Children of the Corn!
And don't forget the computer and video games that are basically rape and murder "how-to" manuals.
My daughter couldn’t even begin to fathom such a thing. This is a good example of kids without Dad’s, working Mom’s, no supervision, no exposure to the Bible, only concerned about more “bling”. All will indeed spend many years in prison.
Thank God they are getting that ‘socialization’ that home schoolers are constantly deprived of.
“I would just like to go on record stating that the entertainment industry has nothing to do with putting thoughts like these into the heads of children. The children just came up with all this on their own.”
Glad to see someone put up a defense for the hollywood deviants. SARC
How cruel. Did you put in a call to the ACLU?
Hmmm...they should make a video game out of this... Although there’s probably one on the market right now because maybe that’s how these kids got the idea.
Public humiliation/embarrassment is a very effective form of discipline when dealing with children. Unfortunately, it is rarely used by parents today.
This makes 1960s America look like a church garden party.
Isn’t this a Georgia Title 1 school?
Tough place to teach...
I do believe where GOD is removed, evil will fill the void.
Probably a bit of both and lack of parental supervision and care.
I’m 24. I grew up on violent everything, including video games. I even own the Soldier of Fortune series, undoubtedly the most gory shoot-em-up ever made. Never contemplated anything of the sort.
And if you play - you see millions of others playing online as well. There are always screwballs, but this recent phenomenon is coupled with parents not raising children properly.
Well...If children ( who have committed no crime) are imprisoned in buildings that look like minimum security prisons, marched around like prisoners, have all their First Amendment Rights crushed like prisoners, have their freedom of conscience abused with state imposed indoctrination,,is it surprising that they plot revenge against their prison guard-like teachers???
I don't think so.
That children so young should attempt this doesn't surprise me. They are not old enough to know that their revolt is hopeless. Their spirit hasn't been broken yet.
By the way, the article stated that the revolt started over one child being punished with time out. Hm?,,,Time out?,,,Gee! That sounds a lot like government imposed solitary confinement to me.
We see the evidence all around us.
No offense, guys, but I’m not sold on the validity of the charge as of yet.
It’s very easy to get kids to confess to things that never happened.
Before I accept that this happened I want to know:
1) Who questioned the childern?
2) Where were they questioned?
3) Were the parents present?
4) How many denied the story only to acquiesce once the “plot” was presented?
5) How did the interrogators react to children who may have originally denied the allegations?
This story seems far-fetched and I remain skeptical.
Blaming this on videogames is like blaming Columbine on guns.
LOL! Same here. I stopped short of swinging one of the little monsters around like a cudgel. :-)
That defense is a thousand miles long and 1/100,000,000,000,000,000ths of an inch thick.
Omigod! Spare me from the wrath of third graders!
Well, according to the link on a later thread, this teacher has “students with learning disabilities including attention deficit disorder, delayed development and hyperactivity.” I’m betting there will turn out to be one ring-leader who came up with the whole scenario and a lot of little sheep who wanted to be part of the group.
I was being slighty sarcastic :). I think you and I are about the same age.
Ok, why did you kick your teacher?
I’m curious if it was more egregious than the paddling I received in 2nd grade by laughing at “turkey tetrazini” as the Principal announced the week’s menu over the intercom.
It was discovered that the students of Belle Carter - a third grader teacher whose class includes children with disabilities including ADD (attention deficit disorder), DDD (delayed development disorder) and hyperactivity - planned to harm her. Confiscated were a serrated blade steak knife (broken), handcuffs and duct tape, said police and school officials. Tanner said everyone took the situation seriously. He said it was believed the children's decision to harm the teacher was made some time last week. He said the motive may have been to exact revenge on Carter after she disciplined a girl in her classroom for "standing on a chair."
These animals deserve capitol punishment.
Force them to recite the names of the capitols of all 50 States all day long. That’ll teach ‘em.
Fourteen, and I only got that many because I would take no prisoners.
Go spend some time in a inner city school, you may get a big suprise.
Did you read the thread on their forum that started all of that? There’s a link to it on the first page.
Arguing about how many angels could dance on the head of a pin, and distributing cat pictures are a significant portion of what the Internet is all about. :-)
LBJ's "Great Society"?
Back then, they used wax tablets with styluses to etch the lessons. The styluses could do double duty as stabbing weapons.
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