Worthington said he tried sending the students to "time-out," but the attacks continued and became worse as more students joined in.
"I consulted with my department chair and began to write-up referrals instead of or in addition to time outs. Though administrators were aware of these problems, I felt like nothing was being done to alleviate this toxic atmosphere that was increasingly taking over my fifth period," Worthington said. "Needless to say, this situation caused me much stress, concern, frustration and rage. I do not ever want to be in a similar situation again and I do not think any teacher, staff member or student should have to function in such a hateful environment."
In my day they resorted to more severe punishments to maintain discipline - not these [ahem] "pansy" time-outs.
I also wonder why they decided to drag Vince Callahan into this mess. Vince is a conservative Catholic. Must be some sort of ranking seniority status reason.
JBV, yes, Kilgore is newly elected as of last November. He is well regarded so far and word is he's the number one GOP candidate for governor in three years. I'm sure he'll handle this issue vedddy carefully.