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SoCal teacher accused of making 10-year-old eat from trash
KTVU.com ^ | Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 | KTVU.com

Posted on 02/22/2014 11:01:40 AM PST by KneelBeforeZod

POMONA, Calif. —

A teacher in Southern California has been placed on administrative leave after being accused of forcing a student to eat food from a trash can.

The incident was reported on Wednesday at Alcott Elementary School in Pomona. 10-year-old Gilbert Lopez said after he threw his lunch away, his teacher asked him to pull his sandwich out of the garbage and finish eating it.

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; US: California
KEYWORDS: garbage; sandwich; teacher; trashcan
Sorry, the union won't be there for you on this one
1 posted on 02/22/2014 11:01:40 AM PST by KneelBeforeZod
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To: KneelBeforeZod

Only masochists live in Kalifornication.


2 posted on 02/22/2014 11:04:44 AM PST by bicyclerepair (TERM LIMITS .......... TERM LIMITS .......... TERM LIMITS)
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To: KneelBeforeZod

Sounds like George from an old Seinfeld episode.


3 posted on 02/22/2014 11:05:22 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: KneelBeforeZod

To get union support, he needed to have raped the boy.


4 posted on 02/22/2014 11:05:40 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: KneelBeforeZod

You will think what we tell you to think. You will eat what we tell you to eat.


5 posted on 02/22/2014 11:06:07 AM PST by BinaryBoy (Starve the RINOs: Not one dollar, not one vote.)
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To: KneelBeforeZod

The nuns made me eat a ham sandwich that I had thrown in the trash. I had to eat it in front of the class. Nearly fifty years ago and I have never forgotten how I felt that day.


6 posted on 02/22/2014 11:06:15 AM PST by fhayek
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To: KneelBeforeZod

NO NO NO!!! I realize you’re an E-school grad, so I’ll try to keep this simple. It’s only METAPHORICAL garbage the NEA wants you to feed your students. Communist tripe, the fish bones of collectivism, etc. NOT LITERAL FOOD WASTE. Got it? Carry on, and thanks for saving our landfills! Honest mistake.


7 posted on 02/22/2014 11:11:53 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: bicyclerepair

The Mr Robinson you thank in your bio for “freerepublic”
is one of those masochists in “Kalifornication”. Just sayin’.


8 posted on 02/22/2014 11:13:15 AM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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You could probably make some pretty good hooch, and good amounts of it, from all the fruit kids toss.

There should be enough sugar in carrots to make some pretty good moonshine


9 posted on 02/22/2014 11:13:22 AM PST by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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To: KneelBeforeZod
if the sandwich was still wrapped and in its paper sack, what's the problem...???

I can seriously see the nuns making us eat our lunch that our mothers packed and no one batted an eyelash....

so a teacher going the extra mile trying to ensure the nutrition of a school kid is now on leave?.....

10 posted on 02/22/2014 11:15:14 AM PST by cherry
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To: KneelBeforeZod

My father used to insist I eat what was served for the meal.

I understand his motivation, if not his method.


11 posted on 02/22/2014 11:15:18 AM PST by truth_seeker (Nissan)
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To: KneelBeforeZod

Whenever there’s a story about a teacher doing something crazy like this, I hold judgement. It would be nice to know the interactions between this child and teacher that led up to such a level of frustration.


12 posted on 02/22/2014 11:16:14 AM PST by grania
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To: KneelBeforeZod

Maybe parents should tell their kids that if a teacher or administrator demands that they do something like that they have their permission to tell him/her/it where to go,and they’ll back them all the way.


13 posted on 02/22/2014 11:17:01 AM PST by goldi
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To: Sivad

Jim would probably be the first to tell you he has a streak in him....

(I think it’s why he’s tolerated me for as long as he has :^)


14 posted on 02/22/2014 11:18:59 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: KneelBeforeZod

parents are sheep these days too though


15 posted on 02/22/2014 11:19:40 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: cherry

Zackly. Headline is misleading at best. If it had been a Twinkie that fell on the pukeaterial floor, you can bet the kid would have eaten it.


16 posted on 02/22/2014 11:19:56 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: grania

There is nothing a child could do or say to justify this


17 posted on 02/22/2014 11:20:36 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: fhayek

Yes—but did you ever throw your lunch in the trash again? That’s the BIG question—LOL!


18 posted on 02/22/2014 11:21:12 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: GeronL; KneelBeforeZod

Could be worse.

Could have made them eat what Moochelle is serving.


19 posted on 02/22/2014 11:27:22 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: fhayek

Did they tell you about the poor starving children in Pakistan while they made you eat it?


20 posted on 02/22/2014 11:28:07 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Did they tell you about the poor starving children in Pakistan
= = = = = = = = = = =
It was China in my day and the sure road to a swat was

“Fine, send it to them” or some other wisenheimer crack..


21 posted on 02/22/2014 11:32:39 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --When you have them by the short hairs, the minds and hearts soon follow.)
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To: xrmusn

The real bad boys in our grade school would say to the Dominican nuns “Yes ‘ster!” when they were being reprimanded.


22 posted on 02/22/2014 11:34:31 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: bigheadfred

That would be highly immoral and wreckless endangerment


23 posted on 02/22/2014 11:37:23 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Did they tell you about the poor starving children in Pakistan...

If they did I'm sure they did NOT pronounce it "POCK-EEE-stun."

24 posted on 02/22/2014 11:37:39 AM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: GeronL
There is nothing to justify this?

Have you ever been in charge of a classroom?

25 posted on 02/22/2014 11:41:03 AM PST by grania
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To: KneelBeforeZod

My Dad grew up during The Depression. When I was 17, I wrecked his car. He only cared if I was OK, and handled it in a very even handed, calm, manner. A few months later, I didn’t feel like finishing my glass of milk, and poured the remainder, down the drain. He absolutely flipped out, about wasting good milk. Ironic, by today’s standards.


26 posted on 02/22/2014 11:41:52 AM PST by jttpwalsh
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To: lightman

Sadly enough, some of the Dominican nuns did pronounce it that way.


27 posted on 02/22/2014 11:56:19 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: grania

forcing them to eat trash or something is not something teachers are allowed to do. I guess I assume teachers are actually trained properly.


28 posted on 02/22/2014 11:58:25 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: KneelBeforeZod

Even at 10, my stubbornness would have kicked in. My parents would have had to get me from the principal before I would have eaten trash.


29 posted on 02/22/2014 12:06:01 PM PST by conservative cat
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To: KneelBeforeZod

If the kid doesn’t want to eat the sandwich, who cares?

Sheesh, in the other school they made the kids throw the food away because there were no funds in their lunch money accounts to pay for it, remember that story?

I hate all this agonizing over food, it can really create mental problems and it invariably ruins the meal for everyone else.


30 posted on 02/22/2014 12:09:12 PM PST by jocon307
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To: KneelBeforeZod
When I was in 8th grade my social studies teacher put an annoying student (Joe) in the trash can, butt first. It was hilarious watching Joe wedged like a V in the trash.

Joe knew he was wrong and didn't complain because he knew he pushed the teacher over the line.

31 posted on 02/22/2014 12:51:56 PM PST by lysie
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To: jocon307

“I hate all this agonizing over food,....”

Throughout most of time, food needed to be agonized over. Periodic famines were the norm, nearly everywhere. Children needed to learn to treat food with respect.

Now, we use food to fuel our automobiles; so I agree with you. What’s a sandwich in the garbage, compared to whole corn crops in the fuel tank?


32 posted on 02/22/2014 1:13:40 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: KneelBeforeZod

This happened to me in the 5th grade when I had stomped on my bologna sandwich because a guy I was used to trading with said no for once...The school principal saw it all and made me pick it up off the floor (it had my shoe prints on it and I had mustard on the bottom of my stompin’ shoe), marched me into the office where he sat me down and told the secretary, a young miniskirt, go-go boot wearing, Corvette-driving Armenian hottie, to make sure I ate it all. God, was I embarrassed!

As it turned out, the lesson had been learned and from then on I really appreciated what was in that brown paper bag mom gave me every day before school.


33 posted on 02/22/2014 1:27:00 PM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

You are right, of course, that only very very recently have we stopped needing to agonize over food. And when I say we I mean us in the west because I think hunger is still an issue in many places.

But I venture that when hunger was the norm children needed little prodding to “clean their plates”.

I had 2 friends, lovely people, but both very overweight, always had been. They adopted a wonderful little girl, she was of a completely different ethnic background from them and she was quite slender.

Now my friends were great parents, don’t get me wrong (and no more neurotic than the average New Yorker), but they would hover over that child and monitor every bite of food that went in her mouth. They were so afraid that she would either a. get fat, or b. not eat enough.

And the girl was not a problem eater as I recall, but I remember thinking she might be by the time her folks had transmitted all their conflicted feelings about food to her.


34 posted on 02/22/2014 1:35:12 PM PST by jocon307
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To: KneelBeforeZod

Weird story. They show the 10 year old boy but do not name the teacher nor have an image of same.

I guess Mooch’s food police are out in full force


35 posted on 02/22/2014 2:24:37 PM PST by Nifster
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To: bicyclerepair

Only MOOCHicists ....


36 posted on 02/22/2014 2:25:06 PM PST by Nifster
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To: fhayek

And nuns are certainly known for their compassionate treatment of their students/s


37 posted on 02/22/2014 2:25:44 PM PST by Nifster
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To: All

A lot of the crap liberals eat looks like it came from the trash. It’s all grass and seeds and sticks. Then throw in some tofu.


38 posted on 02/22/2014 2:44:01 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: KneelBeforeZod

Teacher was probably fed up with watching children of the entitlement class toss out their “free” lunches paid for with his tax money.


39 posted on 02/22/2014 3:31:39 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: fhayek
The nuns made me eat a ham sandwich that I had thrown in the trash. I had to eat it in front of the class. Nearly fifty years ago and I have never forgotten how I felt that day.

And, so, what lesson[s] did you draw from that experience?

I don't think the punishment is that serious at all. Perfectly sensible, if you ask me. Do your feelings as a child disagree?

40 posted on 02/22/2014 4:37:44 PM PST by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: Eagles6

Yup, that’s pretty much what you see in the NYC public school cafeterias. The free or reduced fee lunches are composed largely of frozen pizza, PB&J sandwiches, ham or bologna sandwiches, pasta dishes, wraps with some kind of indescribable junk in them, third-rate miniature fruit (which gets thrown at each other or into garbage cans as basketball practice), overcooked veggies hardly anyone touches, and salads which look like mostly iceberg lettuce. The amount of food which ends up on the floor, left untouched on tables or tossed into the garbage is simply amazing and shameful. What else is appalling and shameful is the extreme rarity (maybe 2 kids in the whole cafeteria?) of kids bringing HOMEMADE lunches.


41 posted on 02/22/2014 6:00:57 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC
Never even had a cafeteria until high school. Everyone brought your own lunch or you didn't eat.

Mom packed us lunch through high school. If I wanted to buy it I could, with my own money from my jobs. On the rare occasion that I did buy it I sure as heck wouldn't throw anything away because I had bought it with MY OWN money, not someone else's

42 posted on 02/22/2014 6:11:57 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: fhayek
Nearly fifty years ago and I have never forgotten how I felt that day.

So because of that your life went in a downward spiral, you left the Catholic Church and now you lurk at Free Republic on Saturday nights. I understand your pain.

43 posted on 02/22/2014 6:20:13 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: Eagles6

And I’m sure it made you a better person. You don’t waste what YOU have to pay for. These kids getting free this and free that have no care for what they use to throw at each other, see if they can sink a perfectly good apple into the waste can with, take a single bite of and leave, etc. You would be absolutely appalled at the amount of food wasted in the school cafeterias. And I am appalled at the fact that the mothers of these students cannot bother themselves to pack lunch for their own kids, with extremely rare exceptions. This is the carbo-crap that DiBlah-blah made me travel to school in a full-blown Nor’easter storm for, because “it might be the only hot meal some of these students get all day.” Spare me. Their miserable excuse of a mother can’t warm up a can of soup that she probably didn’t even pay for?


44 posted on 02/22/2014 7:38:46 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: fhayek

How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat your meat?


45 posted on 02/23/2014 6:50:38 AM PST by Rodamala
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