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Parent Attacks Teacher With Stapler In Ind. School
wkly.com ^ | 12/5/09 | n/a

Posted on 12/05/2009 4:55:53 PM PST by DemforBush

GARY, Ind. -- Authorities said an angry parent attacked a fourth-grade teacher with a stapler at a Gary school while students watched.

Police arrested the woman shortly after the attack Thursday afternoon at Beveridge Elementary School.

Gary Community School Corp. spokeswoman Sarita Stevens said the woman entered the school from an unlocked door.

Stevens said the woman, who is expected to face assault charges, was upset over the teacher's disciplinary tactics with her child.

Stevens said the teacher was treated for head wounds at a local hospital.

A message requesting more information on the charges filed was left Saturday with police.

The woman had canceled an earlier meeting with the school's principal and director of elementary education.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: arth; assault; battery; gary; teacher
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Nice parenting, huh? Don't try to make my kid behave or I'll beat the crud out of you!

Btw, for those that aren't familiar with Gary, think Indiana's equivalent of East St. Louis or Detroit - a rust belt industrial town saddled with rampant crime, high unemployment, endemic corruption, and staunchly liberal politics (more liberal than Berkley, according to this study.)

1 posted on 12/05/2009 4:55:54 PM PST by DemforBush
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To: DemforBush

2 posted on 12/05/2009 4:58:08 PM PST by Rebelbase (Green bean casserole is a culinary curse upon mankind)
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To: DemforBush

Beat dat bitch down, for real yo..


3 posted on 12/05/2009 4:58:57 PM PST by allmost
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To: DemforBush
Well, they couldn't make the charges stick with a Post-It.
4 posted on 12/05/2009 4:59:26 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Rebelbase
Nah, more like....


5 posted on 12/05/2009 5:01:06 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: DemforBush

Yup, this is Gary, all right. It’s a culture thing, don’cha know.


6 posted on 12/05/2009 5:01:59 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: DemforBush

Always bring enough gun.

7 posted on 12/05/2009 5:03:50 PM PST by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: tet68

The Amish are a feisty bunch!


8 posted on 12/05/2009 5:04:03 PM PST by dumpthelibs (dumpthelibs)
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To: Rebelbase

You beat me to it; I was going to ask if the assault weapon was a red swingline stapler. Ha!


9 posted on 12/05/2009 5:06:40 PM PST by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: DemforBush

Typical Amish Behavior.


10 posted on 12/05/2009 5:06:55 PM PST by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Darksheare

I think one of your old dates just resurfaced...


11 posted on 12/05/2009 5:07:03 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 318 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Rebelbase

12 posted on 12/05/2009 5:07:12 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: DemforBush

Just keepin’ it real, yo.


13 posted on 12/05/2009 5:07:47 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: dumpthelibs
Amish staple.


14 posted on 12/05/2009 5:08:23 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: DemforBush

They should ban staplers.


15 posted on 12/05/2009 5:08:28 PM PST by Bon mots
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To: Rebelbase; DemforBush

16 posted on 12/05/2009 5:11:19 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: DemforBush
Is this the wonderful “socialization” that homeschoolers are missing? ( Just wondering.)

Also....Please remember, that the government **will** force someone’s child to be in the company of the attacker's child. Just another way that government ( every indoctrination day) shreds the parent's First Amendment Right to free assembly.

17 posted on 12/05/2009 5:12:36 PM PST by wintertime
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To: ought-six

“My English teacher wanted to flunk me in junior high, thanks a lot, next semester, I’ll be 35. I chased him around with a stapler, stapled his tie to the table, and I told him to change the grade on the paper!”

I’m sorry, but this so reminded me of that old Eminem song.


18 posted on 12/05/2009 5:13:11 PM PST by TypeZoNegative (Pro life & Vegan because I respect all life, Republican because our enemies don't respect ours.)
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To: metmom
Definitely another reason to homeschool.

How many does that make just today?

19 posted on 12/05/2009 5:13:44 PM PST by wintertime
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To: null and void

Egads, Miss Staplegun 1993.
She didn’t staple herself first though.
She might be improving mentally.


20 posted on 12/05/2009 5:14:58 PM PST by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: DemforBush

Kimberlyn Woodson was the attacker...probably Swedish...


21 posted on 12/05/2009 5:16:48 PM PST by jessduntno (Make the Democrats STFU - Stop The Federal Usurpation...dump them out in 2010.)
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To: wintertime

More than I can count. I think there’s been more posts for the arth list this week than there has been in the last several months.


22 posted on 12/05/2009 5:19:01 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: DemforBush

This parent is unstaple...


23 posted on 12/05/2009 5:20:41 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: 2Jedismom; AAABEST; aberaussie; Aggie Mama; agrace; AliVeritas; AlmaKing; AngieGal; Antoninus; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

24 posted on 12/05/2009 5:21:25 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: DemforBush

New tool for teachers: Decleaters with Mace.


25 posted on 12/05/2009 5:22:04 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: jessduntno

Dis be Garee you know who it be.


26 posted on 12/05/2009 5:30:57 PM PST by oldtimer
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To: john drake
Wait until they bring out the big nail gun.
27 posted on 12/05/2009 5:32:39 PM PST by Bronzy
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To: Bon mots

When staples are outlawed, only staplers will have staples.


28 posted on 12/05/2009 5:34:38 PM PST by maine yankee
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To: DemforBush

Should be some interesting reading in next week’s WEEKLY READER about this. No? You mean they don’t cover anything except Man-made Global Warming? What has the Weekly Reader come to? I recall reading about Operation Deep Freeze and being glued to the newsprint; musta been about 1960?


29 posted on 12/05/2009 5:37:25 PM PST by CARTOUCHE (If they really believed their own research, wouldn't the CRU have moved to higher ground years ago?)
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To: DemforBush

Although no one has the right to do something like this, I wonder what prompted such anger in the mother?

What discipline was the teacher involved in with this woman’s child?

Did the teacher force him to wet his pants in front of the whole class?

Did she punish him for saluting the flag?

There may be a good reason the mother was so angry. I didn’t find it in the article. Therefore, I wouldn’t be too quick to judge the mother.


30 posted on 12/05/2009 5:37:25 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: DemforBush

The violence was halted when the attacker paused to reload.........


31 posted on 12/05/2009 5:41:05 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: DemforBush

Gary is little more than a run down, burnt out, suburb of Chicago.


32 posted on 12/05/2009 5:43:19 PM PST by muddler
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To: DemforBush

Maybe the disciplinary action against the child was being stapled, so the parent used the same punishment.


33 posted on 12/05/2009 5:43:26 PM PST by mia
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To: wintertime
I thought the former homeschooler who shot all those people out at Colorado Springs last year was another reason to homeschool....broad brush paints both ways.
34 posted on 12/05/2009 5:46:21 PM PST by fungoking (Tis a blessing to live in the Ozarks.)
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To: UCANSEE2

I wonder if she was mad because the school forced her child to read the pornographic material recommended by the new school czar.....


35 posted on 12/05/2009 5:49:52 PM PST by wombtotomb
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To: mia; UCANSEE2

I do agree that there could well be much more to the story. Even so, I maintain the mother’s behavior was at best counterproductive, and at worst inexcusable.

If she felt the teacher was being unfair, she could have brought that up in the scheduled meetings she had with the school’s principal and Director of Elementary Education earlier that day. Maybe she wouldn’t have gotten the answers she wanted, but she didn’t even *try* to resolve the issue with them. Instead, she canceled the meetings and chose to physically confront the teacher in front of her class. That solved nothing for the child, and got herself arrested.

If she believed the teacher was putting her child in danger or at risk for physical harm with her efforts to discipline the child, then she should have called the police. By getting herself arrested for assault, she again solved nothing, and arguably weakened her position against the teacher’s actions(if indeed inappropriate behavior existed).


36 posted on 12/05/2009 6:18:48 PM PST by DemforBush (Now officially 100% ex-Democrat.)
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To: DemforBush

I agree.


37 posted on 12/05/2009 6:21:30 PM PST by mia
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To: DemforBush
But Still. Staplers are dangerous and should be outlawed.

God forbid one of those Eagle Scouts has one stashed in his car.

38 posted on 12/05/2009 6:24:47 PM PST by MarMema (chains we can believe in)
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To: Salamander; Markos33; Slings and Arrows

And it’s a Gary-Indiana-my-home-town/Ban-Pit-Stapler Ping!


39 posted on 12/05/2009 6:31:39 PM PST by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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40 posted on 12/05/2009 6:35:12 PM PST by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: DemforBush

>>>Stevens said the woman, who is expected to face assault charges, was upset over the teacher’s disciplinary tactics with her child. <<<

BTW, this is typical in the modern classroom.

Every year I get a couple of kids who think that they know every legal restriction for myself and my behavior, while they can do and say whatever they want at whatever moment during class. It is my good fortune that I have administration that backs me up whenever these little thugs come into my classroom, and my fortunate heritage that I was raised back East and had a rough time in early adulthood so I can scare the living crap out of them without even raising my voice.

Other schools are not as fortunate, though, and the insane run the asylum.

This is a good time to argue for complete privatization of schools; I would thrive. In a private school, students would have to abide by my standards of conduct or get the boot. And you have no idea how many of the students would wish that the minority of criminal malcontents would be quickly exited from the system.

Once I had a parent call me because she didn’t like the way I had talked to her little darling. She was loud and abrasive, just like her daughter. Finally, she said, “What if your son came home and said his teacher had talked to him like that?” I told her that I would have punished my son for disrespecting his teacher. Boy, did that conversation stop suddenly.


41 posted on 12/05/2009 7:18:46 PM PST by redpoll
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To: fungoking

You have one example of a mentally ill homeschooler from 2007 and you want to hold that up against all the junk that happens in public schools everyday?


42 posted on 12/05/2009 7:22:02 PM PST by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 (Best thing about Cash for Clunkers is that 90% of the Obama bumper stickers are now off the road.)
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To: UCANSEE2; metmom

I would like to read more about this. I am wondering why there was an unlocked door. When Sassy went to school there was never an unlocked door. If a parent wanted to bring cupcakes for birthdays they had to leave them at the office. Parents were not allowed in the classrooms unless it was the day the school allowed you to visit. To be a class mother a background check was needed.


43 posted on 12/05/2009 7:35:21 PM PST by pandoraou812 (time to dump tar & feathers on DC)
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To: UCANSEE2

“There may be a good reason the mother was so angry. I didn’t find it in the article. Therefore, I wouldn’t be too quick to judge the mother.”

I will be that quick. I’ve seen far too many self indulgent, lazy, irresponsible parents who seem to think that school is nothing more than a babysitting service and that their little darlings should be allowed to do whatever they please in the classroom.


44 posted on 12/05/2009 7:46:46 PM PST by swmobuffalo ("We didn't seek the approval of Code Pink and MoveOn.org before deciding what to do")
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3; fungoking
You have one example of a mentally ill homeschooler from 2007 and you want to hold that up against all the junk that happens in public schools everyday?

For years, no less.

45 posted on 12/05/2009 8:14:04 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3; fungoking
You have one example of a mentally ill homeschooler from 2007 and you want to hold that up against all the junk that happens in public schools everyday?

And maybe somebody can remind me about all the homeschoolers involved in shooting up public schools.

You know, like the ones who pull a fire alarm and wait outside and pick kids and teachers off as they come out the door?

Oh, wait a minute, that wasn't a homeschooler you say?

46 posted on 12/05/2009 8:16:18 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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Gary: the poor man’s Detroit. Voted 99 percent for Hussein Obama.


47 posted on 12/05/2009 8:43:45 PM PST by Godwin1
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To: shibumi
That was....


48 posted on 12/05/2009 11:14:13 PM PST by Salamander (I'm sure I need some rest but sleepin' don't come very easy in a straight white vest.....)
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To: UCANSEE2
Although no one has the right to do something like this, I wonder what prompted such anger in the mother?
There may be a good reason the mother was so angry. I didn’t find it in the article. Therefore, I wouldn’t be too quick to judge the mother.
Whatever the (real or imagined) provocation, it's apparent that the mother didn't do herself much of a favor by canceling her meeting with the principal and "going postal." Sometimes, tho, people stew long enough about something that they lose the ability to control their emotions. And then stuff sometimes happens.

It seems to me that the parent felt helpless to work within the system, and that therefore the system needs the flexibility to accommodate the parents and the children. That flexibility must include acceptance of school choice - yea, unto the choice of homeschooling.

The parent who really loses confidence in the school must be presented with options, not a diktat. An acquaintance of mine told me that her daughter - who in grade school was a star athlete and a good student - talked about dropping out of high school. But our school district doesn't have its own high school, and allows its students to select one of three different public high schools. So her mother pointed that out, and she simply switched her selection to a different school. Presto! Her grades were back up and she was starring in athletics again. Most Americans would have had to move to achieve that result. Isn't it pretty stupid to want your child to be captive to a particular school district?


49 posted on 12/06/2009 1:32:45 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: DannyTN

One of my fave parts of the movie. And death by post- its... its a very slow death!


50 posted on 12/06/2009 1:59:04 AM PST by momincombatboots (There are times to fight on my knees & times to fight on my feet! I am fully prepared 4 both!)
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