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High school teacher 'refused to mark students' assignments because they mentioned guns (Texas)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | february 21, 2013

Posted on 02/21/2013 9:42:57 PM PST by lowbridge

A high school English teacher has refused to grade two students' papers because they mentioned guns.

Marshall Williams and Alex Wright, seniors at Denton High School in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, said the teacher, Dewey Christian, set an assignment to write a report about anything they wanted.

Williams referenced a trip he had taken to the Fort Worth gun show, while Wright recounted a hunting trip, but both said the papers did not describe shooting guns.

'I said, "Me and my mum went to buy a gun" and as soon as he heard the word gun he told me to sit down,' Wright told My Fox Dallas-Fort Worth.

Both boys were told they would get a zero on the assignment because of the topic and were reprimanded in front of their peers, the news channel reported. k

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; gunhysteria; guns; libidiot; schoolgunhysteria; secondamendment; texas; yetanotherlibidiot; zerotolerance

1 posted on 02/21/2013 9:43:11 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Teacher needs to be fired.

I am totally series.

Fired.


2 posted on 02/21/2013 9:45:55 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: lowbridge

Is this “he”?

http://www.dentonisd.org/Domain/601


3 posted on 02/21/2013 9:48:30 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: lowbridge

This story is suspect!

‘I said, “Me and my mum went to buy a gun” and as soon as he heard the word gun he told me to sit down,’

Despite the poor grammar, would any kit from Texas say Me and my mum?


4 posted on 02/21/2013 9:49:23 PM PST by ThomasThomas (Normal isn't normal anymore.)
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To: lowbridge
You can contact that "teacher" here
5 posted on 02/21/2013 9:53:37 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: ThomasThomas
Despite the poor grammar, would any kit from Texas say Me and my mum?

Nope.

But, this was no doubt yellow-journalistic license, dontcha know. It's a limey paper. And, it's all 'bout them iggnernant Texans, that place where Bush came from, you see. And, we sophistercated Limeys can't talk about them respectful. Ever.

6 posted on 02/21/2013 9:56:14 PM PST by Brandybux (Oportet ministros manus lavare antequam latrinam relinquent.)
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To: lowbridge

As for that old saying about the two things that come out of Texas, it’s starting to look like the steers are becoming heavily outnumbered.


7 posted on 02/21/2013 10:06:32 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (To cut down on needless laws and regulations, engaging in junk science should be a felony.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Looks just like the pic on the daily mail story.
Imagine that...
8 posted on 02/21/2013 10:09:14 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: ThomasThomas

“This story is suspect!”

It’s from the Daily Mail in the U.K. That would be how a Brit would talk. That said, The Mail usually has good information (better a lot of times than our own press) so maybe they were paraphrasing what was said.


9 posted on 02/21/2013 10:20:11 PM PST by vette6387
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To: ThomasThomas

“Despite the poor grammar, would any kit from Texas say Me and my mum?”

***

Actually, it’s not. It’s the Queen’s language. As an ex-Canadian who grew up and learned to spell “honor” with “honour”. BTW, the Daily Mail is a British tabloid and they were speaking to their audiences, not precisely American.


10 posted on 02/21/2013 10:52:06 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: lowbridge

My son came home just the other day from elementary school with a note. The teacher complained that my boy was playing “guns” and was shooting other kids with his finger.

I asked him what had happened and he told me he got in trouble for playing in the cafeteria during lunchtime. Of course, that part was never mentioned in the note.


11 posted on 02/21/2013 11:00:48 PM PST by Roger_Wildcat
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To: vette6387

You may euphamistically call it paraphrasing, but it appears in quotes, or rather quotes within quotes. Which, if it isn’t what the kid said, to me is outright lying.


12 posted on 02/21/2013 11:04:31 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Shot.


13 posted on 02/22/2013 12:32:18 AM PST by tdscpa
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To: lowbridge

Interesting excerpt from the mother-teacher convesation here (teacher running for cover)

http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/21291400/teacher-refused-to-grade-report-on-guns-mom-says


14 posted on 02/22/2013 1:28:17 AM PST by expat1000
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To: max americana

It is poor grammar in either dialect. It should have been “my Mum and I”. My teacher always said that when referring to yourself and another person in the same breath it is a basic courtesy to put the other person first.


15 posted on 02/22/2013 2:45:41 AM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: max americana

It is poor grammar in either dialect. It should have been “my Mum and I”. My teacher always said that when referring to yourself and another person in the same breath it is a basic courtesy to put the other person first.


16 posted on 02/22/2013 2:45:58 AM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: lowbridge

Teacher, is it OK if I talk about all the cool gun fights I saw in Chicago when I visited my relatives?


17 posted on 02/22/2013 3:10:34 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

He is the guy, and we should be playing the liberals’ demonization card by raising the roof about the disrespecting, marginalization, and intimidation of law-abiding citizens by self-appointed moral vigilantes like him who attempt to impose their vision of the world on everyone else.


18 posted on 02/22/2013 3:42:56 AM PST by expat1000
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To: lowbridge
What's an 'IB World School'?

Yet another AA hire for the government schools...get your children out of these dumps NOW.

19 posted on 02/22/2013 3:53:26 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: expat1000
The Denton Independent School District said in a statement, "The teacher has accepted the paper and apologized to the student for misperceptions. The teacher's intent was for guns not to be trivialized in any school situation because of recent events."

So the teacher told the student that he was sorry that the student did not understand him correctly when informed of the zero grade due to content?

Give me a break...the teacher's not sorry for anything.

20 posted on 02/22/2013 3:54:35 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler
Give me a break...the teacher's not sorry for anything.

The Obamabot commie punk is sorry he didn't get away with indoctrinating the student into his 'gun control' agenda. Fire the SOB.

21 posted on 02/22/2013 3:58:04 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

I not only would stop reading. I’d immediately grade it an F after the words “me and my mum.” To finish reading it would only give me headache and I’d end up giving him(?) an FF-.


22 posted on 02/22/2013 4:21:43 AM PST by Kanzan
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To: Fiji Hill

Teacher has been contacted...


23 posted on 02/22/2013 4:43:37 AM PST by CenTex (November 6, 2012... A day that will live in infamy!!!)
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To: lowbridge

I have heard it said repeatedly that all the large cities of Texas, Austin especially but also Dallas, Houston, El Paso and others, are actually hotbeds of Socialism, Communism, Worker’s Union and Teacher’s Union thuggery just like New York and all the cities on California’s coast. The only reason Texas doesn’t go blue liek New York or California is because Texas’s massive size means that there are enough rural areas with actual American ideals of self reliance and limited gov’t which cancel out the leftist votes from the cities. That is why even in Texas it’s hard to get too shocked over what public schools do in the large cities.


25 posted on 02/22/2013 4:56:19 AM PST by pythonjavaawk
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To: lowbridge
Would this teacher have objected if they had said “arms” - a word used in the Constitution - instead of “guns?” Maybe they should rewrite and resubmit with that change . . .

26 posted on 02/22/2013 5:26:41 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion
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To: expat1000

BFL, that ought to be interesting to watch.


27 posted on 02/22/2013 8:19:42 AM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: lowbridge

Oregon trained Methodist, teaching in a University town.


28 posted on 02/22/2013 9:24:58 AM PST by PAR35
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To: lowbridge
oh, the word, the word! must not say the word! It bites us, it stings us...


29 posted on 02/22/2013 1:28:59 PM PST by cyn (Benghazi...the travesty continues.)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan; lowbridge
Also, "me" is objective case. "Me" can never be used as the subject of a sentence -- except as in this example which is a discussion of the word, "Me", itself.

"I" is subjective case, and, in this sentence, "I" is the only correct co-subject with "Mum" (or however a Texas kid would refer to his maternal parent).

But, yes, it is good usage and good manners to put the other co-subject (or co-object) first...

Had I been the teacher, I would have stopped the kid and given him an "F" the moment he began his sentence with "Me". And, in an English class, that action would have been perfectly defensible.

OTOH, the teacher's objection to the mere mention of a firearm is totally indefensible, since he assigned the students to select their own topic.

Fire the PC libtard teacher for not teaching English -- and expel him from Texas for being un-American!


30 posted on 02/23/2013 9:35:44 AM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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