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Student reports being hit, Va. Beach teacher charged
The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 1/20/12 | Cindy Clayton

Posted on 01/21/2012 10:23:11 PM PST by caldera599

Police have charged a Landstown High School math teacher with abduction and sexual abuse after a student reported being hit several times with a belt after school.

Police in a news release said the female student stayed after school Wednesday for a tutoring session and had failed to complete an assignment. She accused the teacher of hitting her across the buttocks as punishment.

The girl reported that to a school nurse, and the nurse called police and Child Protective Services.

Police charged Michael David Shanklin Jr., 37, of the 2500 block of Hunters Run Trail. He was jailed without bond.

Shanklin has been placed on leave without pay pending the outcome of the court case, said Kathleen O'Hara, a schools spokeswoman. Shanklin has taught at Landstown High since August 2006.

A bond hearing is scheduled for today.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: police; spanking; teacher; virginiabeach
Color me dumb, but isn't this how folks USED to deal with rowdy students? Course, it was only a missing assignment, so they say.
1 posted on 01/21/2012 10:23:21 PM PST by caldera599
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To: caldera599

Any teacher, male or female, who would stay after school with a kid is a fool. This guy may be guilty. Then again he may have a pissed off student. It happens.


2 posted on 01/21/2012 10:26:15 PM PST by Terry Mross
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To: caldera599

When I was in high school, this is how they dealt with habitually skipping out of class.


3 posted on 01/21/2012 10:32:09 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Terry Mross

“Color me dumb, but isn’t this how folks USED to deal with rowdy students?”
_______________________________________________

I am not making any judgement in this case, but when I was
in school, 50s-60s, I got my share of licks, even if I did not deserve them.

I do not remember any girls receiving corporal punishment, but
girls were not like they are today.


4 posted on 01/21/2012 10:37:59 PM PST by AlexW
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To: caldera599

What is the basis for the abduction charge and why call it sexual assault? Sounds like someone is out to get the teacher.


5 posted on 01/21/2012 10:47:42 PM PST by Mind-numbed Robot
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To: caldera599
I remember the shop teacher used to make wicked looking paddles for the other teachers when I went to school. He got in trouble for being too abusive with the darn things back even when they let them do it as school policy, I think he liked it too much. People are funny that way, some people like to hurt others so you do have to keep an eye out for folks like that when they have authority especially over kids. I deserved what punishments I received growing up but now they can't do anything to the little angels including harsh language. That all being said, the teacher was stupid to put himself in this position, guilty or not that loud noise he hears is his career being flushed.
6 posted on 01/21/2012 10:57:37 PM PST by dog breath
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Apparently this math teacher didn’t know his limits. Snap!


7 posted on 01/21/2012 11:04:02 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: Gene Eric

The math teacher should have known things just didn’t add up!


8 posted on 01/21/2012 11:13:27 PM PST by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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To: MPJackal

BAZINGA!


9 posted on 01/21/2012 11:14:35 PM PST by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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To: caldera599
I highly doubt there would be sexual charges added if he didn't leave bruises or welts hitting her “on the buttocks” as it says which is very near other private areas.

If a teacher EVER hit my child like that there’d be hell to pay.

10 posted on 01/21/2012 11:21:44 PM PST by MacMattico
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To: All

Did someone’s kid criticize Obama?


11 posted on 01/21/2012 11:46:02 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ( www.zombietime.com - The true face of the left that the MSM refuses to cover.)
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To: caldera599

A lot of teachers aren’t even qualified to teach their own subject. Why should they be given the authority to hit your kids? Do you allow your dentist to hit your kids? How about the meter reader? How about the cashier at the supermarket?


12 posted on 01/22/2012 12:16:42 AM PST by BinaryBoy (Stuck with a local RINO? Regardless of who you vote for, donate $$$ to a different district.)
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To: MPJackal

Hopefully, he didn’t plan to multiply.


13 posted on 01/22/2012 12:36:09 AM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: dog breath; All

Look, if the report is true, this was a weirdo who ordered her to pull down her pants. This shouldn’t even be considered in the same category as paddling and such, whether yesteryear or today. It would have been sexual abuse, and as police go nosing into the case, it would not be highly surprising for more of it to turn up, maybe kiddie porn on his computer, etc.


14 posted on 01/22/2012 1:48:52 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Trust me when I say, “He said, She said”.

Kids know how the game is played and how to get back at the teacher. Wait until the ENTIRE story comes out before passing judgement.

I would’nt be a teacher for any money in today’s world.


15 posted on 01/22/2012 4:08:34 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Terry Mross

Exactly. When I was a teacher, I made it a point to never be alone with a student, and I am a woman, just because of the possibility of false allegations.

In many of these cases, if the student is of high school age, I find myself, sadly, being suspicious of false witness.


16 posted on 01/22/2012 5:07:57 AM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: caldera599

“Color me dumb...”

Okay, you’re dumb. Seriously, think about this. You stated this was how teachers used to deal with rowdy students. Did teachers use to have affairs with them as well? Didn’t teachers use to be folks of higher moral behaviors than the public school hires we have now? How I see this is a 30 something year old male teacher got “off” by “spanking” a teenage girl. A girl staying after school to complete a homework assignment. If she had been my daughter, Mr. Educator would have had a pencil shoved through his eye the moment he pulled out a belt.


17 posted on 01/22/2012 7:15:07 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Progov

It’s possible in principle. Maybe she had a friend do it to her so she could go show the nurse. However who’d want to undergo that for that purpose, unless maybe a masochist?


18 posted on 01/22/2012 3:14:05 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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