Skip to comments.Staffer(conflict-resolution specialist) knocked unconscious at Bartram High(Philadelphia)
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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So, was the conflict resolved?
Do I even need to ask?
I remember my schools conflict resolution specialist. Oh wait...no I don’t
Real Men of Genius.......here’s to you, Mr. Conflict-Resolution Specialist.......
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!
Was the student one of Obama’s sons??? Just a WILD guess!
Send in the conflict resolver!
Send in the grief councilor!
Send in the clowns!
The school’s response will be to require all conflict resolution specialists to wear helmets.
Conflicts are always resolved after Whitey McCracker-Honkey gets beaten and street cred is increased.
The GDP of Pennsylvania would go up if Philly was nuked.
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.
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.
prolly some pencilnecked geek who thought his title entitled him to not having to get his hands dirty
Aye, now that you mention it, I remember that dude
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”?
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.
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.
We will have to wait for the full report from the Conflict Resolutionist.
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
My mother graduated from Bartram in 1946, married my father the next year. I suspect the school has changed somewhat since her day.
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.
You and I are on the same page; see my previous.
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.
I love that movie. Mmmmm, Milla.
The school needs a veterinarian not a conflict specialist.
All the while, the conflict resolution specialist was heard to be encouraging the student, "Use your words! Use your words!"
Mine was Sister Josephina.
Well “punish everyone whether guilty or innocent” is not a conservative ideal either.
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.
We had conflict resolution specialist. He was also known as the Assistant Principle, had no neck, and his nickname was “Cactus.”
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.
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.
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.
I love the way you get all sarcastic yourself. It sure bolsters your authority.
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.
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.......