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No Charges Filed After a Teacher Ties a Student To a Chair (& taped the child's mouth shut)
WCTI 12 ^ | 11/30/11

Posted on 12/04/2011 1:30:52 PM PST by Libloather

No Charges Filed After a Teacher Ties a Student To a Chair
UPDATED: 6:37 pm EST November 30, 2011

HAYESVILLE -- Prosecutors say no charges will be filed against a Clay County teacher who tied a student to a chair and taped the child's mouth shut.

District Attorney Michael Bonfoey says he agrees with the sheriff's office that music teacher Lindsey Cope broke no laws. Bonfoey says Cope was trying to control a disruptive student.

**SNIP**

Cope was Hayesville Middle School's teacher of the year.

(Excerpt) Read more at wcti12.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chair; student; tape; teacher
Clay County teacher resigns following investigation over student restraint

That's a shame.

1 posted on 12/04/2011 1:30:57 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

I betcha that if the parent went down to the school and started beating some teachers &$$ there would be charges brought on the parent.


2 posted on 12/04/2011 1:40:36 PM PST by yank in the UK (decapitation before capitulation)
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To: Libloather

Having taught a number of English classes for kids, I can somehow sympathize...

If I had my way, classes for kids between the ages of 5 to 12 would have cells in the back.

Just THINKING about some of the antics I’ve seen makes my bones age.


3 posted on 12/04/2011 1:45:41 PM PST by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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To: Libloather

I’d bet even money that the student in question - cough feral animal cough - is being “mainstreamed” against the wishes of anyone with a lick of sense.


4 posted on 12/04/2011 1:46:31 PM PST by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: Libloather

When I was in kindergarten, my teacher did the same thing to one of the kids in class.

She told him every time he talked, she’d put on another piece of tape. By the end of the activity, he looked like a mummy. He’d force air under the tape and “pop” it loose, then talk through his masking tape beard.

Of course, that was almost 40 years ago. Nothing was thought of it then.

Years later, after I became a teacher, I had that student’s son in class. Sure enough, the kid couldn’t stop talking...


5 posted on 12/04/2011 1:49:55 PM PST by FLAMING DEATH (Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago?)
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To: Libloather

When I was in kindergarten, my teacher did the same thing to one of the kids in class.

She told him every time he talked, she’d put on another piece of tape. By the end of the activity, he looked like a mummy. He’d force air under the tape and “pop” it loose, then talk through his masking tape beard.

Of course, that was almost 40 years ago. Nothing was thought of it then.

Years later, after I became a teacher, I had that student’s son in class. Sure enough, the kid couldn’t stop talking...


6 posted on 12/04/2011 1:50:24 PM PST by FLAMING DEATH (Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago?)
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To: Libloather

When I was in kindergarten, my teacher did the same thing to one of the kids in class.

She told him every time he talked, she’d put on another piece of tape. By the end of the activity, he looked like a mummy. He’d force air under the tape and “pop” it loose, then talk through his masking tape beard.

Of course, that was almost 40 years ago. Nothing was thought of it then.

Years later, after I became a teacher, I had that student’s son in class. Sure enough, the kid couldn’t stop talking...


7 posted on 12/04/2011 1:50:31 PM PST by FLAMING DEATH (Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago?)
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To: Libloather

The teacher and the kid have their roles reversed. The government schools would likely perform better if the kids tied the teachers into their chairs and taped their mouths shut and then read their assignments.


8 posted on 12/04/2011 2:04:27 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama means crooked.)
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To: Ronin

We had a teacher who used to lock kids in the closet. (Middle school and high school kids)


9 posted on 12/04/2011 2:06:59 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Libloather
At first the article made it sound like this was an older child. This was a first grader. It sounds like the middle school "teacher of the years" lost it.

If a parent did this, they'd be prosecuted. This teacher is lucky they only lost their job.

10 posted on 12/04/2011 2:13:03 PM PST by World'sGoneInsane (Just because you say it doesn't make it true. By repeating it, just makes it propaganda.)
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To: cripplecreek

I once locked my teacher in the closet through the lunch break. I was the last student out the door and the closet was right by the door. The teacher was in the surplus closet, and I just shut the closet door as I exited the classroom.

Somebody let her out when they came to class after lunch.


11 posted on 12/04/2011 2:17:14 PM PST by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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To: gitmo

Did they let her get something to eat?


12 posted on 12/04/2011 2:27:08 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Libloather

I can not think of a situation where this could possibly be appropriate. No matter how disruptive the student was to the class, it would be even more disruptive to tie that student to a chair, and then tape the child’s mouth closed. That it was a music class is even more questionable.

On the positive side, the taxpayers only had to pay for an extra week of salary (though much more likely an extra month, knowing how districts sweeten resignation deals), and likely paid some sum to the parents of the child who was restrained as a settlement (which of course we’ll be never permitted to hear about, lest it break some silly confidentiality agreement...)

In the end, this is yet another encouragement to parents to look away from the public school system and choose a more appropriate learning environment.

Oh, and as for ‘no crime being committed’, try doing this to a child of a district attorney, and find out just how many charges you rack up. You can start with battery upon a child under the color of authority and go from there.


13 posted on 12/04/2011 2:40:51 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Libloather
that's what they made the intercom for... call the principal and let him deal with the little brat
14 posted on 12/04/2011 3:11:35 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Libloather
Too bad the teacher resigned. Sounds like the school needed someone with the courage to restrain this type of rabid street rat.

"The prosecutor and Sheriff Vic Davis say the child's family asked that no charges be filed."

Also sounds like the parents knew what the teacher was up against with that kid.

The kid sounds like he needs to go straight to jail...do not pass go.

15 posted on 12/04/2011 3:17:49 PM PST by moovova (Report my sarcastic, fear-mongering, hate-filled lies to www.AttackWatch.com by clicking HERE.)
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To: Ronin
If I had my way, classes for kids between the ages of 5 to 12 would have cells in the back.

That would be a waste. The class is a prison cell to begin with. Especially for a 5 yr old.

This teacher is seriously ill.

16 posted on 12/04/2011 3:28:06 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (Ding! Frog's done!)
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To: Libloather

Turn about is fair play. Usually it’s the kids that tie the teacher to the chair.


17 posted on 12/04/2011 3:35:31 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: FLAMING DEATH

lol (giving you props)


18 posted on 12/04/2011 3:38:37 PM PST by dennisw (I heard the old man laughing What good is a used up world and how could it be worth having-Sting)
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To: Libloather

“”music teacher Lindsey Cope broke no laws””

But the kid who said his teacher was cute got in trouble this week and another kid got in trouble (sexual harassment) for touching another kid????

I don’t remember any kid being tied to a chair 70 years ago but I remember myself and others having tape applied to our mouths for talking in first or second grade.


19 posted on 12/04/2011 6:57:52 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Ronin
I agree with you. After retiring from 25 years of teaching I can assure you that most parents have no clue how their little darlings act in school (or elsewhere outside the home).

If I got a dime for every mother who said "My kid wouldn't do that..." I could have retired at 10 years.

20 posted on 12/04/2011 7:33:48 PM PST by pfflier
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To: pfflier

Some of them haven’t been whacked in the head with erasers thrown by three five-year-old momma’s darlings who thought they were funny teddy bears.

English teaching in Japan can be a real adventure. Some of those little trolls should be kept in cages.


21 posted on 12/04/2011 7:44:56 PM PST by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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To: FLAMING DEATH

After your third post of the same thing. I have to ask if you have ever seen the film, “Groundhog Day”.


22 posted on 12/05/2011 6:33:57 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: FLAMING DEATH

LOL, the good old days. I can remember my Mom tying me to a tree in the yard, tying a rope around my waste when we went to the store, and I can remember a sheet of plywood over the top of my crib. I was never a nonstop talker, but I guess I was a bolter and a climber.


23 posted on 12/05/2011 6:41:53 AM PST by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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