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Staffer(conflict-resolution specialist) knocked unconscious at Bartram High(Philadelphia)
Philly.com ^ | 3/25/2014

Posted on 03/26/2014 4:33:46 PM PDT by Altura Ct.

A staffer assigned to quell violence at a Philadelphia high school was knocked unconscious in what one union official called the worst assault since a Germantown High School teacher's neck was broken in 2007 by a student.

Alphonso Stevens, known as a conflict-resolution specialist, suffered a fractured skull, concussion, and other injuries.

The incident happened Friday when students were changing classes at Bartram High School. A 17-year-old student got into a verbal exchange with Stevens then grabbed him by the arm "and pushed him into the wall," said Raven Hill, a district spokeswoman.

Stevens fell to the floor, unconscious. He was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for treatment and is now recovering at home.

Jerry Jordan, president of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, said the attack on Stevens was "the worst injury" he has seen since a student punched Frank Burd in the face several times in 2007, causing him to fall and break his neck.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: conflictresolution; highschool; resolvethis

1 posted on 03/26/2014 4:33:46 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

So, was the conflict resolved?


2 posted on 03/26/2014 4:35:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Altura Ct.

Do I even need to ask?


3 posted on 03/26/2014 4:35:45 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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I remember my schools conflict resolution specialist. Oh wait...no I don’t


4 posted on 03/26/2014 4:37:23 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: DesertRhino

Doubtful


5 posted on 03/26/2014 4:38:07 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Altura Ct.

Schadenfreude alert.


6 posted on 03/26/2014 4:38:40 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: dsrtsage

Real Men of Genius.......here’s to you, Mr. Conflict-Resolution Specialist.......


7 posted on 03/26/2014 4:39:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dsrtsage
I remember my schools conflict resolution specialist. Oh wait...no I don’t

i remember the name of our conflict resolution specialist in elementary school and junior high, his name was Mr. Paddle and his skin tone ran towards Hickory!

8 posted on 03/26/2014 4:42:09 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Altura Ct.

Was the student one of Obama’s sons??? Just a WILD guess!


9 posted on 03/26/2014 4:44:00 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: dfwgator

Send in the conflict resolver!
Ouch!
Send in the grief councilor!
Bummer.
Send in the clowns!
Oh, wait..


10 posted on 03/26/2014 4:44:35 PM PDT by Old North State
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To: Altura Ct.

The school’s response will be to require all conflict resolution specialists to wear helmets.


11 posted on 03/26/2014 4:45:20 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: dfwgator

Conflicts are always resolved after Whitey McCracker-Honkey gets beaten and street cred is increased.


12 posted on 03/26/2014 4:45:57 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: dfwgator
LOLOLOL!!!!! OUTSTANDING...
13 posted on 03/26/2014 4:46:21 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Altura Ct.

The GDP of Pennsylvania would go up if Philly was nuked.


14 posted on 03/26/2014 4:48:13 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Altura Ct.

When you let the predators run the zoo, no animal is safe. I think that if some of these predators started having...accidents, things would improve very quickly. Just sayin.


15 posted on 03/26/2014 4:48:14 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Altura Ct.

Hmm...my high school’s conflict resolution specialist was the boys’ PE teacher. Former NFL lineman. I don’t recall anyone ever taking a swing at him. Must be because he was such a great psychologist.


16 posted on 03/26/2014 4:49:13 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Altura Ct.
as a rule, if you are going to be a conflict resolution specialist, it's better if you are BIGGER than those whose conflict you are resoluting...

prolly some pencilnecked geek who thought his title entitled him to not having to get his hands dirty

17 posted on 03/26/2014 4:50:03 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Mastador1

Aye, now that you mention it, I remember that dude


18 posted on 03/26/2014 4:51:23 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Altura Ct.

Anyone else remember the line from The Fifth Element, the one just after Bruce Willis shoots one of the ‘terrorists’ point blank in the forehead.

“Who else wants to negotiate”?

“No one?”


19 posted on 03/26/2014 4:54:39 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: dsrtsage
Aye, now that you mention it, I remember that dude

He and I were seat mates a couple of times, that's all it took for me to decide I didn't want to associate with him anymore. Those days are gone, now the inmates run the asylum.

20 posted on 03/26/2014 5:00:51 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Altura Ct.

The schools in Philly are really zoos, where the kids are basically housed for a few hours a day. There is no book learning going on. Teachers do not last long if at all.

They are a miserble failure, a product of decades of Democrat corruption, incompetence and malfeasance.


21 posted on 03/26/2014 5:07:03 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: dfwgator
"So, was the conflict resolved?"

We will have to wait for the full report from the Conflict Resolutionist.

22 posted on 03/26/2014 6:00:04 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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Just today the school went into lockdown do to a large fight in the lunch room. 6 arrested. I think Bartram High is about 100% black


23 posted on 03/26/2014 6:06:22 PM PDT by Undecided 2012
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To: Altura Ct.

My mother graduated from Bartram in 1946, married my father the next year. I suspect the school has changed somewhat since her day.


24 posted on 03/26/2014 6:37:20 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: dsrtsage

One of my HS principals was about 6-6 and 240# and had played Div1 college basketball way back in the day. I’m pretty sure he could have resolved a conflict if need be, but probably not in a way acceptable to a modern Conflict Resolution Specialist.


25 posted on 03/26/2014 7:11:03 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Billthedrill

You and I are on the same page; see my previous.


26 posted on 03/26/2014 7:12:06 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Altura Ct.

Conflict resolved.


27 posted on 03/26/2014 7:12:40 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Mastador1

Our shop teacher was in charge of the paddle. He was an offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins before he blew out a knee before his rookie year.
Yeah, he laid the wood.


28 posted on 03/26/2014 7:14:05 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Balding_Eagle

I love that movie. Mmmmm, Milla.


29 posted on 03/26/2014 7:15:05 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Mastador1

The school needs a veterinarian not a conflict specialist.


30 posted on 03/26/2014 7:15:16 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Altura Ct.
A 17-year-old student got into a verbal exchange with Stevens then grabbed him by the arm "and pushed him into the wall,"

All the while, the conflict resolution specialist was heard to be encouraging the student, "Use your words! Use your words!"

31 posted on 03/26/2014 7:16:46 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Mastador1

Mine was Sister Josephina.


32 posted on 03/26/2014 7:27:41 PM PDT by kalee
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To: Mastador1

Well “punish everyone whether guilty or innocent” is not a conservative ideal either.


33 posted on 03/26/2014 7:30:09 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: AppyPappy

My Junior High metal shop teacher had a different method to command attention, his key ring weighed an easy two pounds and if you were being an ass and causing trouble or damage you would find that key missile directed right at you, he had deadly accurate aim and never quite hit any ones head, but no one wanted to give him a second chance. And you know what? We all survived with out running home and crying to mommy.


34 posted on 03/26/2014 7:30:16 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: dsrtsage

We had conflict resolution specialist. He was also known as the Assistant Principle, had no neck, and his nickname was “Cactus.”


35 posted on 03/26/2014 7:34:54 PM PDT 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: HiTech RedNeck
Well “punish everyone whether guilty or innocent” is not a conservative ideal either.

I'm a little confused by your comment, where did that come from? Not from me, I clearly spoke to weeding out some of the vermin but don't recall anything about the innocent. And this schools situation is not about liberal or Conservative, it is about survival no matter how jocular our replies.

36 posted on 03/26/2014 7:38:23 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

Well you spoke of the paddle as conflict resolution.

Does that mean everyone involved got paddled? No matter if they were perpetrator or victim?

Sure sounds like it. There ARE adults with that kind of child raising attitude.


37 posted on 03/26/2014 7:56:12 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
You know what? I can live with some corporal punishment, hell I did live with corporal punishment in school and I as well as quite a few generations survived quite well thank you very much! I believe we have more than enough Dr. Spockism in America to be pretty damn sure it doesn't work. No one is advocating wholesale beating, at least I'm not, well not most of the time, but too many of our children have no respect for authority because there are no consequences. Get sent home or suspended, heck ya little mini vacation. And I love the way you go ahead and make assumptions like Does that mean everyone involved got paddled? No matter if they were perpetrator or victim? Sure sounds like it. There ARE adults with that kind of child raising attitude.

When I went to school if you got paddled you damn well deserved it, not for being a victim. We need to get our all our kids back into the real world and out of the fantasy that they can say and do whatever they want because, well they're kids and there is not really anything going to be done of consequence.

38 posted on 03/26/2014 8:13:17 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

I love the way you get all sarcastic yourself. It sure bolsters your authority.


39 posted on 03/26/2014 8:14:30 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I have no desire for authority and am only speaking to my experience in school and what I have observed through my children’s school years and what I now observe with my grandson. Look we have different opinions, that’s OK, I have no desire to insult you and apologize if I have. Like many of us I have strong opinions and they sometimes hold sway over a reasoned response.


40 posted on 03/26/2014 8:23:23 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Altura Ct.

And yet teachers at the school were still complaining that their real problem was that there wasn’t enough staff - if only what they had already would only do their job.......


41 posted on 03/26/2014 9:20:07 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Altura Ct.

Mmmmmmkayyy.


42 posted on 03/26/2014 9:41:16 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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