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(Reuters)   Principal faces battery charges for handcuffing one of his unruly students   (story.news.yahoo.com) divider line 59
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2002-12-09 04:23:02 PM
Bring back corporal punishment!!!
 
2002-12-09 04:23:13 PM
damn, that is asinine.
 
2002-12-09 04:24:36 PM
Handcuffed? Well good thing he wasn't a cop - then the kid would've been shot.
 
2002-12-09 04:25:05 PM
Then I'd be in big trouble for last Saturday night.
 
2002-12-09 04:26:05 PM
In the sixth grade, my teacher lifted me off the ground by my neck. Coincidentally, I never lipped him off again in class.
 
2002-12-09 04:26:31 PM
handcuffing students? who does he think he is, a chief UN weapons inspector?
 
2002-12-09 04:27:46 PM
In s0v1et rooshia, principles face HANDCUFF charges for BATTERING students!

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Wow, that wasn't even worth the effort it took to trick the filter. Now I am sad.
 
2002-12-09 04:28:04 PM
Yeah.... let the kids have all the power.
 
2002-12-09 04:28:44 PM
How has it come to this?
 
2002-12-09 04:28:47 PM
Use the fur lined ones.
 
2002-12-09 04:29:02 PM
DBCooper: Handcuffing little boys?!

;-)
 
2002-12-09 04:29:49 PM
Handcuffing is OK for police, but not for principals? What kind of logic is that?
 
2002-12-09 04:30:49 PM

(A picture from that 9th grade's class past fundraising drives):


 
2002-12-09 04:32:28 PM
Where's the hero tag? I like how they glazed over that the kid had a history. You know, the kind of history that leads to exit wounds and grandpa's arsenal.
 
2002-12-09 04:36:19 PM
I'm sure the little snot deserved it.
 
2002-12-09 04:36:52 PM
this is a test: Soviet Russia

btw, i agree they should bring back corporal punishment
 
2002-12-09 04:37:36 PM
i can understand cuffing a kid to shock him.

i can't understand trying to get the other kids to look at him. this part is wrong.

this kid probably deserved it. he'd probably pushed the guy too far. but unfortunately, this kid will feed his parents (and anyone else who is listening) a few lines of complete bullshiat and his parents will think the whole situation is wrong and get the guy fired... sad.
 
2002-12-09 04:37:48 PM
Xadrian: Hero? Exit wounds? What kind of asshat are you?

The kid is nine years old for christ's sake.
 
2002-12-09 04:39:51 PM
Xadrian's just answered my question of: What possesses people to think certain things are O.K.? Troublemaker or not, you'd have to be living under a rock for the past 30 years to think you could get away this sort of behavior.
 
2002-12-09 04:42:29 PM
Feb. 29, 2000
Mount Morris Township, Mich.
Six-year-old Kayla Rolland shot dead at Buell Elementary School near Flint, Mich. The assailant was identified as a six-year-old boy with a .32- caliber handgun.

March 24, 1998
Jonesboro, Ark.
Four students and one teacher killed, ten others wounded outside as Westside Middle School emptied during a false fire alarm. Mitchell Johnson, 13, and Andrew Golden, 11, shot at their classmates and teachers from the woods.

And I'm the asshat, thanks for paying attention over the last 15 years.
 
2002-12-09 04:44:12 PM
and here i was thinking that the tag line would've led to a kinky s&m story. rats.
 
2002-12-09 04:45:36 PM
At least it wasn't a priest this time-
 
2002-12-09 04:48:28 PM
They should just abort that stupid kid. Not like he can survive on his own yet.
 
2002-12-09 04:50:22 PM
Xadrian, 1 kid shoots 1 other kid (I'm not countig the teens) and you think such a thing is in any way common? I bet you think the "summer of the shark" was a big increase in shark attcks too.
 
2002-12-09 04:50:55 PM
Why does this guy have handcuffs?
 
2002-12-09 04:53:30 PM
Appreciated: The thing saying, "Well, that was a stupid post." when the filter snags the Soviet Russia string.
 
2002-12-09 04:53:50 PM
The principal should have carried a gun instead.

/dementia.
 
2002-12-09 04:55:28 PM
Ok so what's YOUR alternative?
 
2002-12-09 04:57:35 PM
/concede

I'm not going to win this arguement anyway...
 
2002-12-09 04:57:41 PM
We must go back to the olde ways. Good old-fashioned humilitation works best.

 
2002-12-09 04:58:55 PM
Preposterous! Discipline is necessary. I had my ass paddled on more than a few occasions and you bet your ass that I learned from it!

One time in third grade I was so unruly that the teacher tied my ass down to a chair in the middle of the classroom with a jump-rope. After a few minutes of still thinking I was a smart-ass, I gave up and became nice and tame again. Again, a learning experience.

/wistful_memories_of_proper_discipline
 
2002-12-09 05:06:16 PM
teachers just gotta find other ways to break the kid's will.
por ejemplo, in my school the chem teacher assigned so much he made two 17 year old boys cry.
 
2002-12-09 05:06:47 PM


Sorry bout the bigness.
 
2002-12-09 05:08:05 PM
 
2002-12-09 05:08:15 PM
I would always have to write the things I would not do on the board after school before whistfully speeding away on my Skateboard.
 
2002-12-09 05:09:01 PM
Find. I was gonna post a pic of Tom Berrenger from The Substitute... but NOOOO
 
2002-12-09 05:11:12 PM
ZZeuss I was well aquainted with my middle school principal's TKE paddle. The only thing it taught me was to be sure to loosen your butt cheeks just before it hit.

If they dont fire him and take away his teaching certificate, it reinforces all the stereotypes of teachers as marginally intelligent control freaks.
 
2002-12-09 05:11:54 PM
This principle should get the hero tag. I remember a couple kids in my 4th grade class who should've been handcuffed. Come to think of it, the teacher did tie one of them up one day.

Handcuffs aren't necessarily cruel unless one is constrained in them for a long period of time.
 
2002-12-09 05:14:37 PM
What an assmonkey of a principal..I like to kick his ass.
 
2002-12-09 05:16:18 PM
Eh. Sounds like the kid was an asshole. I don't completely condone what the principle did, but some parents don't even friggin' care about their kids nowadays. Sometimes it can be farking impossible to discipline kids, especially if you're not the parent and can't impose stronger punishments on them.

I hope they just investigate the thing and find out what the kid had been up to. Like someone else said, the article just ignored whatever the hell the kid had been doing.
 
2002-12-09 05:19:26 PM
Diogenes


If they live in a rock does that count?

This happened in Little Rock.
 
2002-12-09 05:28:07 PM
Exactly what kind history does a nine year old have? I mean it's not like he's selling crack to the other 3rd graders.
 
2002-12-09 05:30:38 PM
I was all for the principal until I read the kid was nine. If this were some 17 year old punk taking things to the final straw I could almost see it, but a fourth grader? That's a bit much.

I'm all for corporeal punishment usually. I had a relative fired from a teaching job because he pulled a kid off another student whom he was choking and slamming his head into the floor.

And as a teacher I love public humiliation and find it to be a very affective teaching tool. "Hello Billy. Here's your paper. And look! You managed to spell your name right this time! Great job!"
 
2002-12-09 05:47:30 PM
When did the Mississippi River delta move up into Arkansas, and how does Louisiana feel about this?
 
2002-12-09 05:49:14 PM
Something wrong with this?
 
2002-12-09 05:51:53 PM

12-09-02 05:11:12 PM Eat More Possum
ZZeuss I was well aquainted with my middle school principal's TKE paddle. The only thing it taught me was to be sure to loosen your butt cheeks just before it hit.

If they dont fire him and take away his teaching certificate, it reinforces all the stereotypes of teachers as marginally intelligent control freaks.


See, that's the problem. Do you want a principle that's actively concerned with the development of children and will do their own judgement calls? Or some paper pusher that cries 'No tolerance! Hands off!' and expels the kid for every infraction.
 
2002-12-09 06:41:30 PM
The problem is they dont expel for every infraction. I just read an article in an Arizona paper about teachers that cant get transferred. Seems that after students threatened teachers (ie "If I had a gun, Id shoot you.") the students were removed from the "normal" school and sent to the secondary school next door. When the teachers asked for a transfer, it was denied.

Statistics say kids are doing the same stupid things theyve always done, but I guess from my personal experience I have to disagree. When I was growing up there were 0 school shootings by kids and 1 or 2 by wacked out adults with AK-47 knockoffs. I think a major part of it is parents either not caring or not being around.
 
2002-12-09 06:55:19 PM
Zzeuss You call that actively concerned with the development of children? I call it stupidity, arrogance, irresponsibility, and borderline sadism. Thank God I'm not your kid.

If you think that kind of behavior by the supposed 'leader' of an education institution is appropriate, you are dead wrong.

I agree schools should have more rights to punishment than they do today. Those rights should not include bondage and humiliation. Certainly not for a 9 year old.
 
2002-12-09 07:17:42 PM
Xadrian: It was big of you to concede. I apologize for calling you an asshat.
 
2002-12-09 07:34:58 PM

12-09-02 06:55:19 PM Eat More Possum
Zzeuss You call that actively concerned with the development of children? I call it stupidity, arrogance, irresponsibility, and borderline sadism. Thank God I'm not your kid.


That particular instance may be a little off, but I certainly do believe that they should bring out that old school 80 year old nun whipcrack paddle your butt style of instant punishment, yeah.


If you think that kind of behavior by the supposed 'leader' of an education institution is appropriate, you are dead wrong.


I believe that kind of behavious is appropriate.


I agree schools should have more rights to punishment than they do today. Those rights should not include bondage and humiliation. Certainly not for a 9 year old.



So which is it? More punishemnt how?
 
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